In today's world, the use of digital technologies, the globalisation of markets and demographic changes create opportunities and new challenges for entrepreneurs. Decisions that affect their businesses need to be made on a daily basis, and for that they need to have technical knowledge and also the right personal skills to manage stress, emotions and reactions to different situations. To accompany entrepreneurs at that point, Youth Business International created the GPS Training.
It is a free online training aimed at promoting and improving entrepreneurial soft skills. People are the ones who manage and drive the growth of their businesses, which is why it is so important to improve your soft skills to achieve your business goals.
In this program we will share tools that you can apply to better adapt to changes and stay positive in times of crisis, such as the one we are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
You will achieve focus to manage your business and work towards your goals.
The training is comprised of 7 modules and 4 live sessions over the course of 4 weeks.
You will learn about:
We will also go through mindfulness exercises, so that you can add this practice to your daily routine to clear your mind and keep negative thoughts away.
If you want to participate, continue to read the information below where we tell you more about the requirements and sign up process.
Each participant follows the content at their own pace, since they will be available 24 hours a day on a digital platform. The modules will be made available every Monday and Thursday, and include 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.
The training also includes 4 live online sessions (1:30 hour long), in which you will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the content, share your experience and interact with the facilitators and other entrepreneurs.
English-speaking entrepreneurs who need help and tools to cope with the current crisis and the challenges involved in leading a business.
“The contents were simple to understand and I managed to connect what I learned with my own experience, to see it from a different perspective. I was able to relate to each skill that we worked on and the exercises were also very useful."
“The training materials were really comprehensive and relevant at this challenging time for businesses around the world. The GPS Training also gave us the opportunity to find friends abroad and help each other."
“It was very good for us to discuss real problems that are happening in the world. Businesses are under a lot of pressure to respond to these changes. The training was a great solution for my business."
We have a limited number of places for the training, so before you register, please make sure you meet all the following requirements:
Registration from 3rd May to 3rd June
Training from 7th June to 1st July
Live sessions (1:30 hour long) on the following days:
Sign up for the training 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 live sessions 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).