NON FORMAL TRAINING DEVELOPMENT FOR MENTORS TO BOOST THE WOMEN CREATIVITY SPIRIT TO START SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination”.
John C. Maxwell
WOMCA project is addressed to Youth Women Mentors, working and dealing with young women entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship can be a very lonely path. Besides, like most other things in life, it “takes a village” to succeed as a startup. Entrepreneurs are constantly breaking rules and making mistakes in an effort to drive their businesses forward. For this reason, having a mentor is invaluable. Having a mentor easies this initial way as they have an advisor, that can help them to make less mistakes, take the right risks, to organize and manage their time better or even, to lead better teams. A mentor can provide with less subjective opinions and vision about decisions to take, and even if it is not possible to know everything. The connection entrepreneur- mentor is a key point to achieve the success.
The project will develop a training programme based on present and future market requirements for Social Entrepreneurs trainers, focusing on entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and soft skills and based on a unique methodology, which will integrate the methodologies such as BRICKMe, LEGO® Serious Play®, Business Model You, Gamification and Design Thinking.
Through a 30h training programme WOMCA intends to implement the experience of 5 entities in 4 countries (Spain, Austria, The Netherlands and Lithuania) that are working on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, by a mix of sharing methodologies to work with Youth. Thus, WOMCA will develop a training programme for trainers and mentors on Entrepreneurship from a different point of view, focusing on Soft Skills, training educators to answer “what skills need to be taught or learned”, teaching to tackle with the not so nice face of being an entrepreneur, and how to face the risks. Soft Skills are related to fear, stress, gender or emotional management. Hard Skills will also be included in this training program; those related with innovative business models, new financing tools and other new emerging issues.
Social Creativity Lab is a non-profit organization located in Spain that works for the promotion of social innovation. DRAMBLYS combines sociological imagination & inquiry with social creativity and design to approach, explore, and innovate solutions to emerging social problems in order to strengthen local capacity and foster social innovation and creativity. DRAMBLYS designs and implements a range of initiatives and project, based on social research, participatory and experiential methodologies, for the promotion of social growth and competitiveness.
Frauen im Brennpunkt was founded 30 years ago as an independent non-profit organisation and currently employs 110 people across Tyrol. They offer employment related Work with women and girls, events & awareness raising for female gender issues and childcare in nurseries and with day nannies. They develop and implement pedagogical approaches and measures in counselling and childcare, research and scientific studies on gender issues.
Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is non-governmental organisation, established in 1994 to assist people with fewer opportunities and disadvantaged backgrounds to make positive changes in their life through the provision of educational opportunities, social support, information and advice. Since its establishment, the Social Innovation Fund works with different groups of socially disadvantaged learners –unemployed, disabled, single parents, people in remote areas, migrants, women survivors of domestic violence.
PRIME supports women entrepreneurship developing a sustainable business model, finding their true self, innovation and defining a go-to-go market strategy. PRIME has developed several tools (hero’s journey, gamification strategy) that enables to walk the long path from having an idea to launch business for integration. Agile methodologies are of their expertise in the SCRUM, KANBAN, MANAGEMENT 3.0, Design Thinking, Gamification, Lego Serious Play and Business Model You. PRIME combines all methodologies applied to business and education in one single named BRICKme.
I-Box Create is a consulting company from Valencia (Spain) created in 2013 and specialized in Strategic Innovation Management. They have achieved the “SME Innovative Label” by performing own R&D and Innovative Training projects. Social Innovation is a key working area of the company, based on Entrepreneurship, Women Empowerment and Social Inclusion, especially for STEM. IBOX works also for third parties as Consultancy company expert on European Funding Management.
The project will develop 3 Outcomes:
“Breaking the fears of being a Youth Women Entrepreneur” – a toolbox addressed to youth women mentors, based on methodology of Brikme, which combines LEGO® Serious Play®, Business Model You, Gamification and Design Thinking.
WOMCA training course – addressed to youth women mentors, teaching the future social entrepreneurs and covering the following topics:
The Entrepreneurial State of Mind
Youth Women Entrepreneurial Skills
Social Innovation companies: what makes the difference?
Overcoming Challenges Facing Women Entrepreneurship
WOMCA´s MOOC – 10h training course, integrating main content of the training course and teaching key aspects that are required to become a social entrepreneur.