An Entrepreneurial Drive to Be Better

November 27, 2017

In the fall of 2017, over 400 Algonquin students engaged in the Ice House Student Success Program, a course focused on empowering students with an entrepreneurial mindset at the onset of their academic journey. Sherryl Fraser, chair of General Arts and Sciences, led the implementation. “After training faculty to become Ice House Certified Facilitators, we embedded the Ice House Student Success Program in our curriculum and strove to instill the persistence and determination of an…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, Human Flourishing, Human Potential, Student Engagement, Student Success, Workforce Development

Redesigning Higher Education to Serve the Student

June 22, 2017

  Students hire colleges and universities in order to make progress in their lives, but is higher education fulfilling the job to be done? In his book Competing Against Luck, Clayton Christensen presents “jobs theory” and the need to identify the job customers are hiring you to do in order for them to make progress in their lives. The customer does not hire the product or service, but rather the experience that enables them to make the progress they…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Student Completion, Student Engagement, Student Success

Gary Schoeniger

Shifting Entrepreneurship from the Perimeter to the Core

May 31, 2017

  As a guest writer for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation in South Africa, ELI Founder Gary Schoeniger shares how a new framework will be required in order to move entrepreneurship from the perimeter to the core of the way education operates. Entrepreneurship has never been more important than it is today. Academic, business, government, and nonprofit leaders around the world have begun to recognize entrepreneurship education as essential for creating the societies of the future.…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Student Engagement

The Power of Human Potential

February 15, 2017

  Human potential is one of our world’s greatest untapped resources. If we can help individuals reach new heights through the knowledge and practice of an entrepreneurial mindset, we will help move our world closer to a consistent state of human flourishing.

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, Human Flourishing, Human Potential, Student Completion, Student Engagement

An Entrepreneurial Mindset for Student Success

May 31, 2016

Student engagement is a growing challenge for many community colleges as funding models shift from access to completion. Meanwhile, as the skills gap widens, employers are increasingly demanding a workforce with innovative and entrepreneurial attitudes and skills. The key to meeting these complex challenges is to equip students with an entrepreneurial mindset at the onset of their academic journey.

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Entrepreneurship Education, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Student Completion, Student Engagement, Student Success

Framing the Brain for Learning

August 7, 2015

For an educator, the gold standard of learning is  getting students to a point where the learning is happening effortlessly and eagerly. And, that is the value of storytelling. It makes the brain more receptive to comprehension and retention, leading to better learning outcomes. Storytelling helps frame the brain for learning.

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning

First Year Student Success Course: The Home for Entrepreneurial Mindset Education

February 15, 2015

If community colleges equip students with an entrepreneurial mindset at the onset of their academic journey, students will be more engaged and take ownership of their own success, academically and beyond. Hence, the best home for an entrepreneurial mindset education is within a first-year student success course where there is significant evidence of a large-scale impact on student persistence, credential completion or transfer.

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Human Potential, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Student Completion, Student Engagement, Student Success

“Entrepreneurial Mindset” Bolsters Inventive Entrepreneur

February 12, 2014

Entrepreneur John Wesley Davolt, of Independence, Kansas, was well into the product development phase when he decided to take the “Entrepreneurial Mindset” course at Independence Community College (ICC) in the fall of 2012. The new course, taught by well-known Independence business advisor and academic Jim Correll, is rooted in the Ice House Entrepreneurship curriculum, which sheds traditional approaches that emphasize market research, financing, and business plans. Instead, the Ice House program focuses on critical thinking,…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education

Students Gain From Building the Entrepreneurship Mindset

October 15, 2014

At community colleges across the country, the academic tradition of relying on lectures to dispense knowledge is being displaced by engaging students in activities designed to help them discover knowledge through real-life experiences. Nowhere is this shift in the education approach more evident than at NACCE member colleges, where faculty are using exciting new ways to bring the entrepreneurial mindset to their students, to fellow faculty members across the college, and to the community at large. Download…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Student Engagement, Student Success