IQideas has recently tailored one of its highly successful business consulting programmes so that it can be run as an in-house education course for Intermediate or High School Children.
The content has been developed by IQideas and teaches a structured process that can be followed in the real world to achieve business and personal success.
Follow the link (here) to read feedback from actual business owners who have benefited from applying the skills and knowledge taught as part of the PRIDE Programme.
The objective of the programme is for participants to learn critical thinking and problem solving skills and for them to apply these skills directly. In doing so participants will gain knowledge and understanding of a broad range of business practices and benefit from the practical application of this knowledge.
Participants are required to identify and overcome specific real world issues by following a structured process for developing products, programmes and strategies that address these issues. Their strategies will be developed around a framework of critical thinking and good business practice.
Strategies will include the creation, design and development of new products, programmes, and ideas that overcome issues or challenges currently being faced by the participants or society. Participants are encouraged to think as broadly as possible and focus on addressing issues that impact the greatest numbers.
At the end of the programme participants will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the innovation cycle and how it can be practically applied to address specific real world issues. Participants will have developed a product, programme or strategy of their own and explored all aspects of its development including such things as manufacturing (if applicable), design, branding, business planning, value creation and communication to relevant stakeholders.
The programme is run over 10 weeks – 10 contact hours (1 hour per week), and requires an additional 2 hours work for each contact hour – 30 hours in total.
Contact Andrew Baker by email on andrewbaker(at)IQideas.com or by phone on 06 877 9258 to find out more about this exciting new programme. Presentation slides, session details, examples, activities and trainers notes for Section 1 - Problem Solving, are available for download and review on request.
The Benefits of Entrepeneurship Programmes
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"Entrepreneurship projects, are first and foremost, experiential education, they fill a vacuum that many people, many young people feel that they need. And they're voting with their feet. They're leaving school in droves, if you look at the dropout rate, and the principle reason for the dropout rate, according to research we and others have done, is that kids just don't like the regimentation for the school, and they're crying out for experiential learning opportunities."
- Andrew Hahn
. The Heller School,
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