iExec Enterprise Essentials
The iExec Enterprise Essentials workshop is a Cisco leadership and management course. The main objective of the workshop is to demonstrate the value of information and communication technology (ICT) solutions to owners, non-IT managers, and leaders in for-profit businesses, whether they are small, medium, or large.
The workshop is specifically designed to empower leaders and "agents of change" by equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to create a lasting business impact within their organization.
iExec Public Sector Essentials
Governments are realizing that connectivity can radically enhance and even transform the multiple facets of 21st century governance. The iExec Public Sector Essentials workshop is a leadership and management Cisco branded course. The main objective of the workshop is to demonstrate the value of ICT solutions to non-IT managers and leaders in the public sector. The workshop is specifically designed to empower leaders and “agents of change” by equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to create a lasting business impact within their organization. In this workshop, public sector is defined as industries and segments that are wholly or partially funded by governments at the national, regional, or local level.
The iExec Public Sector Essentials workshop consists of online materials and facilitated classroom sessions. Group exercises, individual activities, and simulations help participants apply knowledge learned to real-life situations.
Starting a Business
The Starting a Business workshop is specifically designed to empower individuals who want to start a small to medium-sized business. Successful business ownership requires not only choosing the right type of business but an understanding of legal requirements, accounting, management, and marketing. A business plan pulls all these components together. Most people fail in business because they make avoidable mistakes. This workshop teaches what those mistakes are and how to avoid them. The workshop consists of leader-led instruction, small group work, on-line learning, and an individual project. Group exercises, case studies, and discussion forums help participants apply knowledge learned to real-life situations.
The Entrepreneurial Mindset course is specifically designed to explore the mindset of successful entrepreneurs. Rather than focus on business plans and balance sheets, you’ll examine the world through the eyes of real-world entrepreneurs, who will tell you, often in their own words, how they think, how they are able to recognize opportunities, and the mindset that enabled them to transform those opportunities into successful new ventures. Through their stories we will unravel the mysteries and explore the realities of what it really takes to start and grow a successful new business.
The course can be either facilitator-led or self-directed.
Growing a Business
The Growing a Business workshop is a practical, comprehensive business course on how to successfully grow a business. It is designed to empower small to medium-sized business entrepreneurs to successfully expand their business by equipping them with the necessary knowledge, resources, and networking opportunities. Successful business ownership requires not only starting a business correctly, but also continually seeking ways to upgrade and expand, whether this involves re-organization, outsourcing, franchising, merging, or forming partnerships. Analyzing your market and revising your business plan pulls various components together to grow your business.
This course is a comprehensive introduction to Web 2.0 created for anyone who needs to understand its implications. This course clarifies the hype surrounding Web 2.0 technologies and identifies specific innovations most likely to deliver value in an organization. Throughout the course there are case studies, tips, and examples to assist in assessing, planning for, and profiting from user-generated content, Rich Internet Applications (RIA), social networking, cloud computing, the Mobile Web, and much more.
The Web 2.0 course is intended primarily for anyone, entrepreneurs, executives, strategists, technical professionals, or marketers who needs to understand what Web 2.0 technologies are and their implications.
Smart Technology for a Smarter Business™
Smart Technology for a Smarter Business™ (SMART) is a highly practical training curriculum that enables the small business owner or manager to build a smarter business with technology. Developed under a US$1.5 million sponsorship by HP, SMART builds on industry research and experience to provide training that addresses the specific challenges and opportunities faced by small businesses around the world. It is modular and flexible, allowing trainers to use, and optionally customize, the program to suit your specific needs. Problems and solutions are brought to life using virtual case studies, enabling participants to truly connect with and gain practical skills from the learning experience.
5 Minute Articles
The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute has collaborated with YouAchieve Inc. to offer a collection of 5 Minute Articles written by subject matter experts in ten key areas of business development and management. Through these ten on demand courses, Cisco Entrepreneur Institute participants can access information on communication, customer service, financial management, general business skills, leadership, management, marketing, personal effectiveness, sales and technology.
GoVenture Educational Games and Simulations
Like flight simulators for business, GoVenture educational games and simulations enable learners to gain business experience, risk-free, in a realistic and engaging virtual environment. GoVenture programs are suitable for youth and adults, for self-directed or facilitated training, and cover topics in business and entrepreneurship, investment and personal finance, and career and life skills. The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute has established a partnership with MediaSpark Inc to provide GoVenture educational games and simulations to Cisco Institutes at significantly reduced prices.