Online Facilitator Training – February 2024

Feb 7 - Feb 28, 2024 — Online

This four-week online Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator Certification Training prepares participants to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in their classroom, organizations, and communities. To do this, we start by providing attendees with a foundational understanding of the mindset and methods of everyday entrepreneurs. By focusing on and honing one’s creativity, critical thinking, cooperation, and empathy skills, our Entrepreneurial Mindset Training exposes the hidden mechanisms that help or inhibit us from reaching our full potential.

In this online training, you will develop a deeper understanding of the eight life lessons by taking you through the various editions of the Ice House Programs in their entirety. Simultaneously, you will learn about our research into the entrepreneurial mindset and we will get together to discuss these concepts further as well as the best methods for the facilitation of these concepts through live Zoom sessions. In addition to the live sessions, you will engage in a mix of recorded presentations, small group and individual activities, discussions, and experiential, problem-based learning. 

Upon successful completion of the certification training, participants will receive an Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator Certificate & Badge qualifying them to facilitate any of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs.

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Why You Should Attend

While you do not need to be subject matter expert in entrepreneurship, you do need to be an effective facilitator of learning by supporting, guiding, and monitoring the entrepreneurial learning process. The programs advance student success, develop your workforce, and improve small business outcomes. As part of the training, you will interact and experience the Opportunity Discovery Process & Canvas that is part of the Ice House Programs so that you can explain it to others.

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs are experiential, problem-based learning programs designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset. These programs advance student success, develop your workforce, and improve small business outcomes.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the research behind ELI’s definition of an entrepreneurial mindset 
  • Define the Ice House Program’s methodology for educating others about the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Discuss facilitation of the Ice House Program’s eight life lessons
  • Discuss facilitation of the Opportunity Discovery Process
  • Practice the entrepreneurial process by creating a personalized Opportunity Discovery Canvas using the initial steps of ELI’s Opportunity Discovery Process
  • Compare and contrast the life stories of multiple everyday entrepreneurs 
  • Distinguish between the Ice House program editions, delivery, and outcomes
  • Identify historical program impact through best practices and use cases
  • Create an implementation plan to impact your students, community, or organization through entrepreneurial mindset education

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February Training Agenda

Live sessions will run for two hours on Wednesdays throughout the month of February beginning at 3:00 PM ET.

You should plan for approximately 3 – 4 hours of work each week. In addition to attending the live sessions and browsing samples of each edition of our program, you will read book chapters, submit and respond to discussion forums, complete assignments, and watch recorded video lectures.


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Who Should Attend

  • K-12, University, or Community College Educators
  • Workforce Development Professionals
  • Small Business & Economic Development Educators
  • Nonprofit Program Facilitators
  • Organizational Development Personnel    


Who You’ll Learn From

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Gary Schoeniger

As the Founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, Gary led the development of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, which has been recognized by the Kauffman Foundation as “redefining entrepreneurship education in classrooms and communities around the world.” With his focus on the entrepreneurial mindset, Gary has presented numerous keynotes, workshops, and training programs throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Rob Herndon

As ELI’s President, Rob is responsible for strategic planning, client engagement, new product development, thought leadership, and training. Rob’s significant experience in leadership positions as an Air Force officer and in education at the university, community college, and high school levels brings a diversity of perspective to ELI’s audience. Rob recognizes the importance of education in lifting all members of society. Likewise, he finds power in the entrepreneurial mindset to change people’s lives for the better.

Along with Gary and Rob, you will hear insights and stories from guest entrepreneurs about their journey to success.


Training Materials

During this program, you will receive: 

  • A digital copy of the Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur book
  • Previews of the program edition of your choice
  • Access to the online training course shell
  • Access to the downloadable Facilitator Materials
    • Facilitator Manuals for All Program Editions
    • Syllabi and Course Schedules
    • Lesson Guides with Multiple Choice Assessments, Discussion Questions, Application & Reflection Assignments, and Classroom Activities
    • Supplemental Course Materials
    • Certificate of Completion Template for Participants
    • Marketing Materials
  • Digital Certificate & Badge


Price: $995 – $1495

**Early Bird pricing of $995 ends Dec. 31st, 2023. We encourage you to select Pay by Check to reduce the Eventbrite Processing Fee. After that, we email an invoice and you can submit payment with credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover), check, or bank wire transfer. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment. Registration is transferable to another event or individual but is non-refundable.


Anti Discrimination Policy:

ELI is committed to a work environment where all individuals are treated with respect. This commitment extends to all training events that are designed, developed and delivered by ELI personnel or independent contractors. ELI expressly prohibits discrimination and all forms of harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, or status in any group protected by state or local law.