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GPS (Growth & Performance Skills) for entrepreneurs

11.05.20 - 09.06.20

What is it?

Online training focused on core entrepreneurial human skills (soft skills) that can help entrepreneurs navigate the COVID-19 crisis, maintaining well-being, and keeping positive and focused on their business survival. 

The training is comprised of 7 modules and 3 live sessions over the course of 2 weeks. 

You will learn about:

  • VUCA skills: needed to navigate the world we are all living in - Volatile (more unstable), Uncertain (more difficult to predict), Complex (less simple), and Ambiguous (less clear).  
  • Grit: a combination of passion and perseverance to achieve your goals.  
  • Agility: thinking and acting fast, changing direction when needed. 
  • Ideation and Opportunity Management: finding innovative solutions and creating the right opportunities for you in the market 
  • Decision making: understanding the process and nuances of making good decisions. 
  • Negotiation & Persuasion: the skills you need to achieve good outcomes when negotiating with other people. 
  • Action focus: proactivity needed to act fast and plan for the future.

The modules have a self-paced format and will be released every 2 days. Each module includes different sources of relevant content (e.g. websites, video, texts, etc.), self-assessment tools, practical activities and exercises, individual reflection, and assignments. You will be able to interact with other entrepreneurs through the online platform (Google Classroom), supporting each other during and after the training.

Every cohort will also be invited to 3 live online sessions (1:30 long), in which you will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the content and interact with other entrepreneurs.

For whom?

Any entrepreneur around the world who needs support and positive reassurance to navigate the current crisis.


We have limited a limited number of places for the training, so before you register, please make sure you are meet all the following requirements: 

  • Having a native or intermediate level of English 
  • Having access to the internet  
  • Being able to complete all 7 modules and join the 3 live sessions (according to the schedule below), during the 2 weeks of the training.

How to join

In order to join one of the cohorts, please register via the links below.

Cohort 1
From 11th to 26th May
Live sessions (1:30 long) happening on:

  • Monday, 11th May - 12 pm (UK time) 
  • Monday, 18th May - 12 pm (UK time) 
  • Tuesday, 26th May - 12 pm (UK time)

Sign up here.

Cohort 2
From 26th May to 9th June 
Live sessions (1:30 long) happening on: 

  • Tuesday, 26th May - 3 pm (UK time) 
  • Monday, 1st June - 3 pm (UK time) 
  • Tuesday, 9th June - 3 pm (UK time)

Sign up here.

After submitting your registration form, YBI will contact you via e-mail within a few days to confirm your participation and share the instructions for joining the first live session and to access the training on Google Classroom.


If you have any queries, please contact Carol Appel, Head of Training at YBI, via e-mail (

Those who make it possible

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Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells

Citi Foundation

Citi Foundation





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