Developing Entrepreneurial Minds




12-26 June 2024



Enhance your career outcomes by fostering entrepreneurial competencies. Guided by experienced educators and practitioners, you’ll explore global best practices and effective pedagogies to deliver truly impactful entrepreneurship education.

You’ll engage in dynamic sessions, design intensive entrepreneurship activities, and network with influential figures in university entrepreneurship programs.

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Developing Entrepreneurial Minds


€900 members / €1,200 non-members

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Who should attend

University leaders including vice presidents and deans
responsible for employability or entrepreneurship wanting to create a university-wide approach to developing entrepreneurial and innovative thinking and behaviour at the university and in students

Directors of entrepreneurship units and incubators
involved in developing and delivering entrepreneurship education at universities

Knowledge transfer professionals
responsible for developing student and academic entrepreneurship or developing and delivering entrepreneurship education at universities

Professors and educators
creating new curricula for entrepreneurship and innovation

Professionals from business
responsible for developing an entrepreneurship program at their organisation

Learning outcomes

Through sharing theoretical frameworks and case studies by global experts, facilitated group activities and dynamic discussions, you will be enabled to develop more entrepreneurial minds in your organisation.

This course will help you to

  1. Create a vision and roadmap for building entrepreneurial minds at your university
  2. Build infrastructure and mobilise resources to enable entrepreneurial minds
  3. Understand how to promote entrepreneurship among students
  4. Design entrepreneurial programs to boost employability including programs, course, hackathons and challenge-based education formats
  5. Be comfortable leading, designing and implementing different types of entrepreneurial activities at your university.
  6. Develop a global perspective of how entrepreneurship is being fostered including an understanding of world’s best practices
  7. Expand your personal and professional network

Course elements

Find out which individual components form the course.

Week 1 | 12 June

Introduction to the course

Onboarding   |   11:30am - 12:00pm UTC

Developing student employability through entrepreneurship | Workshop

Gain a comprehensive understanding of fostering entrepreneurial students by exploring the development of an entrepreneurial mindset and skills, promoting entrepreneurship among students, and learn how to develop an entrepreneurial program that enhances employability.   |   12:10pm - 2:10pm UTC
Week 2 | 19 June

Creating excellent entrepreneurship education | Workshop

Craft a successful entrepreneurship program by setting clear aims, understanding diverse pedagogies, applying best practices for entrepreneurial capability development, utilising foundational tools such as the lean-startup approach and design thinking.   |   11:30am - 1:30pm UTC

Effective entrepreneurial pedagogies | Knowledge to Practice

Gain the expertise to strategically utilise hackathons or entrepreneurial challenges by understanding their context, mastering the format, and applying best-practice principles, enabling you to design and execute effective events.   |   1:45pm - 3:15pm UTC
Week 3 | 26 June

Best practices in entrepreneurship education | Fireside chat

Examine a best practice example of entrepreneurship education, comprehensively grasping the vision, resource acquisition, and success metrics of the case by exploring its activities, sourcing of funding, and the key factors contributing to its success.   |   11:30am - 12:30pm UTC

Design your own entrepreneurship course | Knowledge to Practice

Design an outline for an intensive entrepreneurship activity, led by an experienced professional and using a step-by-step guide to create new entrepreneurship courses, hackathons, challenge projects.   |   12:45pm - 2:15pm UTC

Course knowledge capture

Wrap-up   |   2:25pm - 2:55pm UTC


Meet your facilitators and experts for this personal development course.

Arno Meerman
Arno Meerman

CEO and Founder, UIIN

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva
Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva

Manager Strategic Initiatives, UIIN

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Dr. Sarah Jaber

Director, UIIN

A/Prof. Todd Davey headshot
A/Prof. Todd Davey

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Partner, UIIN

Dr. Andrey Dyachenko
Dr. Andrey Dyachenko

Learning Experience Designer and Facilitator, UIIN


Our unique approach to your personal learning experience.

Tailored learning pathways
Customise your professional development journey by selecting those courses that suit your aspirations.

Flexible to your schedule
Ensure maximum flexibility to accommodate your time commitments through a blend of live and self-paced

Proven learning methods
Rely on validated tools and frameworks, drawing from our extensive training expertise to provide a reliable and effective learning experience

Captivating course design
Immerse yourself in courses crafted to be engaging, thought-provoking, challenging and enjoyable.

Wisdom from sector leaders
Gain valuable insights and practical tips from seasoned practitioners.

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Questions? Book a one-on-one with us.

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