Facilitator Training: June 6 – 8, 2017

Denver, Colorado

June 6-8, 2017


This event is organized by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver.

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential, problem-based learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset. To better understand the Ice House philosophy, Author & ELI Founder Gary Schoeniger traces the insights and principles that led to the creation of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in this four-minute Kauffman Sketchbook “Entrepreneurial Mindset” video.

To become certified to teach the Ice House Programs and learn how to implement within your organization or community, you are invited to participate in the three-day facilitator training. The facilitator training consists of the following participant outcomes:

  • Participants will understand entrepreneurship as a mindset that can empower anyone to succeed.
  • Participants will learn to facilitate the eight life lessons, by engaging in the Ice House entrepreneur video case studies and discussion questions.
  • Participants will engage in the entrepreneurial process through the Ice House Opportunity Discovery Process designed to immerse participants in real-world entrepreneurial circumstances that will enable them to develop entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills.
  • Participants will understand the importance of bridging the community to the classroom by engaging in the entrepreneurial process.
  • Participants will review and discuss the Ice House course content, methodology, structure, learning objectives, and delivery options.
  • Participants will learn best practices and use cases for effective delivery of Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs from implementations in classrooms and communities around the world.


Community Keynote: Redefining Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 8:00AM – 10:00AM

Gary Schoeniger, Founder of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) & Co-Author of Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is more than an academic discipline and reaches far beyond the concept of traditional business creation and small business management. Entrepreneurship is a mindset; a framework for thinking and acting that can empower anyone to succeed. It is a mindset that can empower ordinary people to accomplish the extraordinary.

Facilitator Training

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 8:00AM – 2:00PM

NACCE Member Discount:

If you are a member of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, please email info@elimindset.com for the NACCE Member Discount ($175).

Hotel Accomodations: An Ice House Training group rate of $179 has been negotiated at the Springhill Suites Denver Downtown MSU Denver. Must reserve by Saturday, May 6, 2017 to receive group rate. Reservations can be made here or by calling the hotel directly at (303) 705 – 7300.

Business casual

Note: Seating is limited. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Register Here


Thursday Mar 2, 2017

Free RFY Webinar: Leading with an Entrepreneurial Mindset – March 2

In today’s rapidly changing, highly-complex world, the need for entrepreneurial thinkers at all levels of society has never been greater. Learn how an entrepreneurial mindset is being practiced on an RFY Campus.

MAR 6-9, 2017


The SXSWedu® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a passionate and diverse community of education stakeholders. The seventh annual SXSWedu will return to Austin, March 6-9, 2017, for four days of compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, policy-centered discussions, business opportunities, networking and so much more! Read More

Thurs, Mar. 9 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Ice House Student Success Product Demo – Thurs, Mar. 9 2017

Ice House Student Success Webinar


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