The pilot curriculum—called the Direct Selling Entrepreneur
Certificate—will professionalize the direct selling entrepreneur with
education, business acumen and third-party validation from publicly
funded community colleges. The pilot is expected to be tested this fall
with a larger roll-out planned for late spring or early summer 2012.
This is the first widespread curriculum that will be made available
through a network of publicly funded higher education institutions in
support of direct sales. No individual company could have piloted this
program alone, and it is phenomenal to have the support of the DSEF on
our industry’s behalf.
The curriculum, a major project under the DSEF’s Women’s
Entrepreneurship Initiative, will give direct selling entrepreneurs
every opportunity to strengthen their skill sets and get entrepreneurial
training that will support the education each individual direct sales