ICSB Certificate Programs: A Big Hit at the GW October Conference

October 29, 2018

October 23-24, 2018, Washington DC- The International Council for Small Business (ICSB), through its Global Program, offered an unique in-class experience with small groups of students to maximize the interactivity with the classmates and instructors.

Students and entrepreneurs from different countries including Nigeria, Indonesia, Argentina, South Africa, and among others participated in the certificates that were held at the GW October Conference on October 22. Four certificates were offered, including Social Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation and Global Entrepreneurship. The 10×10 Certificate took place at the pre-conference event hosted by the Small Business Administration.

During the certificates, students had the chance to interact with other students from around the globe as well as the teaching professionals who come from various backgrounds. Students listened to various speakers discuss how countries can benefit from a government organization dedicated to the advancement of small business. Tony Mendes, Managing Director – Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – UMKC, spoke about how entrepreneurs love and thrive on change during the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate. Donna Kelley, Professor at Babson College, also taught a module during the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate and touched on women entrepreneurship and the environment around women owned businesses. Julie Shields, Interim Executive Director of USASBE, and  Lori Kartchner, Programs Associate at the Textile Museum taught the Creativity and Innovation Certificate and discussed the difference between creativity and innovation and how we can use both as entrepreneurs. Lastly, Jeff Cornwall, Professor at Belmont University, taught the Global Entrepreneurship Certificate and the fundamental differences between startups and established companies.

More information: icsbglobal.org

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