Entrepreneurial Mindset Education – A Two-Part Webinar Event

Sep 29 - Sep 30, 2020 — Online
2 pm, EST

Learn How To Optimize Engagement & Unleash Potential


Suddenly the world has changed in ways that now require everyone to think like an entrepreneur. At the same time, the mindset that once enabled us to thrive may now be holding us back.

In this two-part webinar, author, entrepreneur, and internationally recognized thought leader Gary Schoeniger will discuss the entrepreneurial mindset as a powerful cognitive framework that has become essential for individuals and organizations to adapt and thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.

This groundbreaking research has been recognized by the Kauffman Foundation as “redefining entrepreneurship in classrooms and communities worldwide.

Register for Parts 1 and 2


Part One: What is An Entrepreneurial Mindset?

In this session, we will explore the underlying factors that encourage entrepreneurial behavior while also identifying the hidden barriers that inhibit our ability to adapt. 

To do this, we will:

  • Expose a framework for understanding change—in the world and within ourselves.
  • Identify the deeply-ingrained beliefs that influence our behavior without our awareness. 
  • Redefine entrepreneurship in a way that everyone can embrace.
  • Explore the five critical dimensions of an entrepreneurial mindset.
Register for Part 1


Part Two: How to Create Entrepreneurial Learning Environments 

In this session, we will explore best practices for developing entrepreneurial attitudes and skills in ourselves as well as our students, our organizations, and our communities. 

Drawing from the Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs methodology, we will:

  • Expose four key entrepreneurial learning strategies that increase engagement while enhancing curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and other essential 21st century skills. 
  • Identify eight core competencies gleaned from the observation and analysis of unlikely entrepreneurs 
  • Explore the process that enables entrepreneurs to identify, evaluate, and actualize opportunities that exist in our every-day lives. 
  • Highlight a broad range of real-world success stories, from middle and high schools to higher education, government, nonprofit, and small business development initiatives.
Register for Part 2


Who Should Attend 

  • Educators—from middle and high school teachers to college and university faculty—who want to learn how to create effective entrepreneurial learning environments,
  • Academic, business, and organization leaders who want to cultivate entrepreneurial thinking in their teams,
  • Small business, workforce, and economic development professionals who want to encourage entrepreneurial activity in their constituents and their communities,
  • Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn how to adapt and thrive in a post-COVID world.

What others are saying:

Gary’s breadth and depth of knowledge related to innovation and entrepreneurship is quite extraordinary.

—Gary R. Bertoline, Dean and Distinguished Professor, Purdue Polytechnic Institute

ELI’s workshops were some of the most eye-opening learning experiences I have encountered. Their strong message on a redefined approach to entrepreneurship made an everlasting impact.

—Ramina Murshudova, U.S. Embassy, Baku

I have been working in the field of entrepreneurial mindset development for 20 years and this is the first time that I feel like I’ve come home – I’ve found a team of like-minded people who are walking their talk and who have taken the time and effort to research, define and develop accessible materials and processes that can be easily utilized by others.

—Margie Worthington-Smith, South African Institute for Entrepreneurship Facilitator