Topic outline

  • Handle and Transform

    In this part participants will gain knowledge on innovation capabilities to achieve excellence and transform the ways

    things are done and will get familiar with change management. Participants will gain new skills and develop competencies needed

    to deal with complex challenges, handling a constantly changing environment where the degree of uncertainty is high.

    • Step back and evaluate

      Viewing business and business processes from a different perspective.
      The importance of thinking and planning future income and costs of business.
      Description of anchor points to be inspected and monitored.
      What can you learn?
      How to choose anchor points to be inspected;
      How to plan future income and costs of business;
      How to manage resources and plans.
      Competencies covered:
      Vision;
      Mobilising resources.

      • Priorities


        Delegation of tasks as an advantage of new opportunities and new ways of acting. 

        Task differentiation - important tasks and urgent tasks. 

        What can you learn?

        • How to delegate; 
        •  When it is necessary to delegate; 
        •  How to differentiate important tasks from urgent tasks; 
        • Responsibility for decisions and the consequences. 

          Competencies covered: 

        •  Spotting opportunities; 
        •  Vision; 
        •  Valuing ideas; 
        •  Ethical & sustainable thinking ; 
        •  Self-awareness & self-efficacy; 
        •  Motivation & perseverance; 
        •  Mobilising others; 
        •  Taking the initiative; 
        •  Coping with uncertainty, ambiguity & risk. 

        • Test phase

          You don't need to spot opportunities, you have to make your own - this is a competitive advantage. Split test that gives you a different view on the product and reality in the work environment or with customers. Examples of bad timing. Testing the product, test users and product update.

          What can you learn?

          • How to find the right test users;
          • How to use different tests;
          • How to update your product;
          • How to be prepared for difficulties that may arise during the testing phase;
          • How to choose the right research methodology.

          Competencies covered:

          • Motivation & perseverance;
          • Planning & management;
          • Mobilizing resources;
          • Valuing ideas;
          • Vision;
          • Creativity;
          • Spotting opportunities.

          • Matter of Attitude

            Dilemma scenarios. What is the effect of entrepreneurial action on the target community, the market, society and the environment? How sustainable long-term social, cultural and economic goals are?

            What can you learn?

            • How to be prepared for moral issues that may occur when starting/running your business;
            • How to examine the objective perspective to overcome critical situations.

            Competencies covered:

            • Ethical & sustainable thinking;
            • Self-awareness & self-efficacy.

            • Stress basics

              All about the stress. Types of stress. The ways how to overcome stress.

              What can you learn?

              • Positive and negative aspects of stress;
              • How to overcome stress;
              • How to stay resilient under pressure;
              • How to adapt to unforeseen changes;
              • How to handle fast-moving situations.

              Competencies covered:

              • Learning through experience;
              • Coping with uncertainty, ambiguity & risk;
              • Planning & management;
              • Motivation & perseverance;
              • Self-awareness & self-efficacy;
              • Valuing ideas;

              • Stay resilient

                Tips about raising the level of self-esteem, preparing for the realities of life, case studies: rejections, lack of focus, slow progress.

                What can you learn?

                • How to handle rejections;
                • How lack of focus influence on the ability to perform;
                • How to strengthen the skill of handling rejection;
                • How to get motivation from your rejections;
                • How to adapt to unforeseen situations, failure, slow progress;
                • How to deal with uncertainty.

                Competencies covered:

                • Self-awareness & self-efficacy;
                • Motivation & perseverance;
                • Planning & management;
                • Coping with uncertainty, ambiguity & risk;
                • Learning through experience.

                • Personal versatility

                  Dealing with challenging situations. Ability to influence the course of events despite uncertainty, setbacks and temporary failures. Turning mistakes and failures into a learning experience.

                  What can you learn?

                  • How to turn negative experience to a positive new start;
                  • How to deal with failure;
                  • How to overcome failure;
                  • How to turn negative experience to a positive new start;
                  • How to turn mistakes and failures into a learning experience.

                  Competencies covered:

                  • Creativity;
                  • Vision;
                  • Valuing ideas;
                  • Self-awareness & self-efficacy;
                  • Mobilising resources;
                  • Taking the initiative.

                  • Problem-solver

                    Problem-solving process. Problem-solving techniques. Turning the problem into action. Generating ideas for a solution. 80/20 Rule.

                    What can you learn?

                    • How to treat problems as challenges;
                    • How problem-solving techniques can help;
                    • How to make an effective problem-solving process;
                    • How to solve daily life problems;
                    • Where to start problem-solving with;
                    • How to turn the problem into action.

                    Competencies covered:

                    • Spotting opportunities;
                    • Creativity;
                    • Vision;
                    • Motivation & perseverance;
                    • Financial & economic literacy;
                    • Planning & management;
                    • Coping with uncertainty, ambiguity & risk;
                    • Learning through experience.

                    • Change management

                      Changes as a value and opportunity. Openness to change. Overcoming the society’s resistance to change.

                      What can you learn?

                      • How to prepare, equip and support individuals to successfully adopt change;
                      • How to learn openness to change;
                      • How to learn percept change as an opportunity;
                      • How to create power, enthusiasm and energy which helps in overcoming the society’s resistance to change.

                      Competencies covered:

                      • Learning through experience;
                      • Coping with uncertainty, ambiguity & risk;
                      • Planning & management;
                      • Taking the initiative;
                      • Motivation & perseverance;
                      • Self-awareness & self-efficacy;
                      • Vision;
                      • Spotting opportunities.

                      • All about the Time and Time thieves

                        Time planning advice. Time thieves. New ways on how to plan time successfully. The consequences of inappropriate time management and the effect it leaves on entrepreneurial action.

                        What can you learn?

                        • Where does time disappear;
                        • How to identify needs and challenges that need to be met regarding time planning;
                        • Hhow to plan time successfully.

                        Competencies covered:

                        • Spotting opportunities;
                        • Ethical & sustainable thinking;
                        • Self-awareness & self-efficacy;
                        • Motivation & perseverance;
                        • Taking the initiative;
                        • Planning & management;
                        • Coping with uncertainty, ambiguity & risk;
                        • Learning through experience.

                        • Do entrepreneurs have holidays?

                          Work-life balance problem that faces entrepreneurs. Solutions on have to plan your holidays and balance work and life. Issues that may arise regarding work-life balance.

                          What can you learn?

                          • How to balance work and life interests to prevent from burn-out;
                          • What kind of issues may arise regarding work-life balance;

                          Competencies covered:

                          • Creativity;
                          • Mobilising others;
                          • Planning & management;
                          • Coping with uncertainty, ambiguity & risk;
                          • Working with others.

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                            Finally closing this book, a year full of lessons and challenges. The retrospective view of 15 competencies covered within 52 weekly themes and their connection with the entrepreneurial one. All the achievements and efforts needed to learn all 52 themes of the week.

                            What can you learn?

                            • What are 15 competencies covered within 52 weekly themes and their connection with the entrepreneurial one;
                            • Why continue self -education and lifelong learning;
                            • Why learn from both success and failure experienced while exploring 52 weekly themes.

                            Competencies covered:

                            • Learning through experience;
                            • Motivation & perseverance;
                            • Self-awareness & self-efficacy;
                            • Vision.