Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

Join a distinguished group of educators and thought leaders from across the U.S. and around the world to learn how to implement the Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs in your classroom, organization, and community.

The three-day Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator Certification Training enables participants to become certified to facilitate the Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs. ELI master facilitators conduct the training using an engaging mix of presentations, open discussions, video case studies, small group activities, coaching exercises, and experiential, problem-based learning. Upon successful completion of the certification training, participants will receive an Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator Certificate qualifying them to facilitate any of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs.

What is an Entrepreneurial Mindset Certified Facilitator?

Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs are experiential, problem-based learning programs designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset. With this methodology, facilitators do not need to be subject matter experts in the field of entrepreneurship. The role of the instructor is to facilitate learning by supporting, guiding, and monitoring the learning process. Rather than providing specific directives, the facilitator encourages participants to solve identified problems, find and apply new knowledge, take action, and cope with uncertainty and challenges that they confront.

Why You Should Attend

Ice House can be implemented to advance student success, develop your workforce, or improve small business outcomes. This training will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of the Ice House Program philosophy, methodology, and content while developing your own entrepreneurial mindset. The Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator Certification is designed to equip facilitators with the necessary tools and techniques to effectively implement Ice House Programs.

What You’ll Learn

· Understand the Ice House philosophy and methodology
· Learn how to facilitate the eight life lessons
· Engage in the entrepreneurial process
· Connect the classroom to community by interacting with local entrepreneurs
· Distinguish between program options, delivery, and outcomes
· Understand program impact from best practices and use cases
· Practice facilitating the Ice House Program with onsite coaching
· Create an implementation and action plan to incorporate the entrepreneurial mindset

Upcoming Trainings

Join ELI from February 12 - February 14, 2019 at the West Houston Institute in Houston, TX!

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About The Venue

West Houston Institute, an innovation of Houston Community College, is bold and imaginative. It is redefining learning spaces and the pathway to authentic student learning. It is the future — both in its design and its programs. 21st-century students learn differently, and education needs to change in response. West Houston Institute takes the most foundational educational concepts and rethinks them. It puts the student not on a flat learning plane in the center, but on an immersive, elevated platform to see, experience, collaborate, create and learn.


Registration is open to all sectors including public, private, and non-profit. NACCE Members receive a $175 discount to attend ELI’s training. To receive the discount code, email info@elimindset.com. To learn more and register for the training, visit ELI’s website here.