Entrepreneurship 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 individuals and government agencies to thrive in the 21st Century. An entrepreneurial mindset can engage government workers to take ownership of their work and innovate within governmental agencies by cultivating curiosity and creativity, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and collaboration – skills that drive individual and organizational success. And, an entrepreneurial mindset can empower leaders by exposing new opportunities, igniting ambition, and fostering innovation in highly ambiguous, resource-constrained environments. In this webinar, participants will:
- Redefine entrepreneurship in way that is both relevant and broadly accessible;
- Understand how entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills can develop the skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century;
- Determine how entrepreneurial cultures can be cultivated by instilling entrepreneurial thought and process in organizational work; and
- Learn how an entrepreneurial mindset is being practiced in the City of Albuquerque
Gary Schoeniger, Founder & CEO, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative
Tom Darling, Division Manager, City of Albuquerque’s Public Service University
The City of Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city with a population of 558,000. The city sits in the high desert aside the Sandia Mountains. Albuquerque is an immensely diverse city with its Spanish heritage and roots in Native American culture. The City of Albuquerque employs nearly 6000 people across 22 departments and runs some of Central New Mexico’s greatest national attractions including the International Balloon Fiesta Park and Museum. The City’s mission is to provide citizens with courteous, efficient and timely professional service and is committed to empowering employees to be fully engaged in their work in order to accomplish this mission. The City of Albuquerque was the first in the nation to offer ELI’s entrepreneurial mindset training and curriculum to city employees on a large scale. The City is now a premier training site for ELI’s Government Entrepreneurial Mindset Certification Training. Learn more about the upcoming training here.