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Introduction to Inclusive Business

Category:Management

Course Level Growing

Course Description

This general introductory course imparts basic knowledge on inclusive business, its definition and features. The course also sets the parameters of the Inclusive Business’ target groups and how they are involved in the value chain. It outlines the different sectors where the BoP is engaged, identifies different IB approaches and illustrates the inclusive business ecosystem. Overall, the intro course makes the case for inclusive business and highlights IB’s positive impact on the SDGs.

Course Objective

In this course, you will develop a deep understanding of what Inclusive Business is. And recognize the relevance of Inclusive Business to connect with investors, policymakers, and low-income communities.

Course Developer

The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) –  a programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) is a global initiative supporting the scaling and replication of inclusive business models. Through its strategic pillars iBAN blue and iBAN weave, iBAN manages an innovative online knowledge platform on inclusive business (www.inclusivebusiness.net) and offers a focused Capacity Development Programme for policymakers and investment seeking companies in developing and emerging countries.

iBAN creates a space where evidence-based knowledge transforms into learning and new partnerships. With its focus on promoting the upscale of inclusive business models and consequently improving the lives of the poor, iBAN is actively contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Visa: Practical Business Skills

Category:Technology

Course Level Growing

Course Summary

Visa sees micro and small businesses as the backbone of the global economy. Our goal is to empower these enterprises and improve their livelihoods, ultimately creating a ripple effect throughout their communities. With greater financial and business knowledge, micro and small entrepreneurs can better manage their money and make confident, informed decisions about their businesses.

Visa’s Practical Business Skills offers free educational resources and interactive tools to help business owners around the globe start, manage and grow their businesses to help their communities prosper. Practical Business Skills offers visitors access to an up-to-date online library of interactive content, quizzes, video lessons and infographics as well as customizable business templates.

For more information, contact: info@practicalbusinessskills.com

Design Thinking and Challenge Management

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

Course Description

Design Thinking and Challenge Management combine techniques that foster an innovation culture in companies with a human-centric approach.

Ongoing digitization sets totally new standards every day and brings a lot of new requirements to economies, businesses, and people. The digital transformation is changing society and is evident all around us.

Innovation cycles have accelerated massively and require a different behavior than in the past. Agile innovation is the prerequisite for success. Organizational changes have to be accompanied by personal or individual change, as digital transformation is only effective and successful in an enterprise when personal transformation happens in parallel.

Well-established methodologies and concepts have to be combined with new concepts that fit into today’s world. Design Thinking is a proven methodology that SAP offers to customers, but also uses itself to support out-of-the-box thinking and the development of new innovation approaches in an agile, fast, and structured way. With Challenge Management by Dr. Wladimir Klitschko, we invite people and organizations to experience a concept that complements agile corporate methodologies such as Design Thinking with meaningful personal strategies that enable people to confidently deal with the challenges arising from change.

To enroll in this course, please click the ‘Course Content‘ to be directed to the openSAP course website.

Course Benefits

Join this free online course with Dr. Wladimir Klitschko to learn about his Challenge Management philosophy and how the combination with Design Thinking fosters innovation on an enterprise and personal level. Coupling both methodologies provides professionals with the tools and methods to transform and innovate the businesses they are working in, and to develop personal skills to face the challenges that arise with digital transformation.

Intrapreneurship – Employee-driven Innovation

Category:Management

Course Level Growing

Course Description

Employees have exclusive insights into business processes and often produce great business ideas which could be adopted and put into action by a company. Do you see business opportunities at your workplace, but you’re not sure how to realize them? Or maybe you want to share ideas with leaders in your organization, but you’re unsure about the right approach? Then this course is for you! The course will provide you with tips and introduce tools to help bring the entrepreneurial spirit to your organization, workplace, or your team, and boost your business by identifying and exploiting new opportunities.

Intrapreneurship requires the engagement and dedication of open-minded entrepreneurial employees and teams, as well as the provision of a space to innovate. Well-known examples include the Sony PlayStation or Google´s Gmail, but there are many more. The course explains the intrapreneurship concept, outlines the opportunities it provides for companies and employees, and introduces different practical tools. It will bring learners from different companies, countries, and cultures together to discuss changes and challenges, and work on intrapreneurial ideas. Participants are invited to bring in their own ideas and develop a pitch strategy for a business opportunity.

This MOOC was a finalist for the Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Award of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

This course is hosted by openSAP. The content was created under the umbrella of the BizMOOC project. SAP accepts no responsibility for the content delivered in this course.

To enroll in this course, please click the ‘Course Content‘ to be directed to the openSAP course website.

Course Benefits

Join this free online course and learn about the concept of Intrapreneurship, the opportunities it provides for employees and companies, and the various practical tools you can use to identify, evaluate, and successfully channel ideas to decision-makers and make them a reality.

Google Cloud Training

Category:Technology

Course Level Growing

 

 

 

Course Summary

Enhance your resume with new certification. Google Cloud Certifications proves your proficiency to transform businesses with Google Cloud technology.

 

Primer App

Category:Operations

Course Level Growing

 

 

 

 

Course Summary

Learn how you can work remotely in a productive way, with this minicourse from the Google Primer app.

*This is a mobile application

Primer

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

 

 

 

 

 

Course Summary

Improve your business and marketing skills with five-minute lessons. Primer is a mobile app with quick, interactive lessons on writing a business plan, making a great website, marketing a business online, and more.

(available in local language for Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam)

*This is a mobile application

Cisco Leadership Course Webinar: Artificial Intelligence – Opportunity or Threat for SMEs?

Category:Management

Course Level Startup

Webinar Session

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

10.00 AM (ID, TH, VN)

11:00 AM (MY, PH, SG)


From Apple’s Siri and Amazon Alexa to Telsa’s self-driving cars, we are seeing more Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies at work in business and daily living. Despite the seeming proliferation, it is still in the very early stages of development and because of that complex, time and resource consuming. Facing limited data, limited resources, and limited data science talent, is Artificial Intelligence – an opportunity or threat for SMEs?

Why Join the Webinar?

AI has already impact on competition, customer experience and is evolving extremely fast. Whether to adopt it or just want to prepare for its impact on our business, SMEs need to understand the consequences and changes AI is bringing into our environment. Find out about:

  • AI fundamentals for business leaders
  • Differentiate facts from fiction in terms of AI capability
  • Understanding business benefits of AI (use case examples)
  • What differentiates us in an AI centric world

About the speaker:

RobertRobert Schaffner

Robert Schaffner is a native Austrian and has lived and worked in Austria, Germany, Australia, and currently makes his home in Singapore. He started his career as a technologist 25 years ago at Siemens. In 2006, he co-founded Avodaq, a German IT system integrator. He co-founded the collaboration software company, Andtek, in 2011, which he later sold. Robert’s passion is teaching leaders, sales teams, and organizations how to have impact on individuals, organizations, and society.

He has just written a book with Pat Bodin and the title of the book is Get In the Boat – A Journey to Relevance.

Developing High Performing Teams

Category:Management

Course Level Startup

Developing High Performing Teams is the fifth course from Five Leadership Course offered by Cisco through webinar.

Why join the webinar?

Learn the principles and best practices in hiring, building and managing great teams. Achieve a more successful team dynamic for business growth by:• Defining high performance teams
• Understanding Corporate Culture and Leadership and its impact on teams
• Hiring and managing high performance teams
• Understanding the dialogic principle of establishing awareness, presence, and consciousness

About the speaker:

RobertRobert Schaffner

Robert Schaffner is a native Austrian and has lived and worked in Austria, Germany, Australia, and currently makes his home in Singapore. He started his career as a technologist 25 years ago at Siemens. In 2006, he co-founded Avodaq, a German IT system integrator. He co-founded the collaboration software company, Andtek, in 2011, which he later sold. Robert’s passion is teaching leaders, sales teams, and organizations how to have impact on individuals, organizations, and society.

He has just written a book with Pat Bodin and the title of the book is Get In the Boat – A Journey to Relevance.

Digitalization and Its Impact for SMEs

Category:Management

Course Level Startup

Digitalization and Its Impact for SMEs is the first course from Five Leadership Course offered by Cisco through webinar.

In this session, we look into the drives behind digitalization, its impact on SME organisations, business models, key digital business capabilities and opportunities it promises.

What will you learn:

  • What is Digitalization and why now
  • Digitalization Framework and context
  • Business Model and digital business capabilities
  • How to drive business with social platforms
  • Best practices and examples of digital SMBs

About the speaker:

RobertRobert Schaffner

Robert Schaffner is a native Austrian and has lived and worked in Austria, Germany, Australia, and currently makes his home in Singapore. He started his career as a technologist 25 years ago at Siemens. In 2006, he co-founded Avodaq, a German IT system integrator. He co-founded the collaboration software company, Andtek, in 2011, which he later sold. Robert’s passion is teaching leaders, sales teams, and organizations how to have impact on individuals, organizations, and society.

He has just written a book with Pat Bodin and the title of the book is Get In the Boat – A Journey to Relevance.