We are disappointed to announce that make/SHIFT 2.0, scheduled for June 3-5, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, has been postponed until May 6-8, 2021. Read more here: https://www.nacce.com/news/makeshift-20-is-postponed-until-2021

Global Entrepreneurship
Center of Practice

Lead Organizations: Manodharma Foundation
& Michigan State University CIBER

Much of NACCE’s work in global entrepreneurship has been supported through our collaboration with MSU CIBER. NACCE has also partnered with universities in China for administrator and faculty exchange programs in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, NACCE forged a robust and multi-year relationship with the Manodharma Foundation to support presidents, trustees, staff and faculty with scholarships to travel to India. NACCE hosted a Global Boot Camp with Los Rios Community College in September of 2019.

Interested in getting involved?
Fill out the form below and connect with our Global Entrepreneurship Center of Practice Leader Nataliia Berezhna. Share your best practices and concerns so that we can continue to support one another!




There are multiple different ways community colleges can support their students, faculty, staff and leadership in global entrepreneurship efforts. Below are a few best practices that we've seen in our member colleges:

  • Offer study and/or travel abroad opportunities for your students and teaching abroad opportunities for your staff.
  • Celebrate and recognize international exchange students at your campus.
  • Develop a partnership with a college in a different country and offer a virtual exchange. Consider IREX's Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge.
  • Bring in guest speakers from local businesses and industry that can share how their organizations conduct business globally.
  • Offer credit and non-credit courses on global trade. 
  • Incorporate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into existing coursework.

NACCE's efforts to establish global partnerships among community colleges and international schools, emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship, are as follows:

  • NACCE/California International Trade Center MOU - More details TBA shortly...
  • Roadshows and across-the-ocean pilot mission takeaways (e.g. Manodharma Foundation - India, Japan, American College of Greece - More details TBA shortly, Kazakhstan; 2017-2018 NACCE’s China Program)
  • NACCE’s Global Boot Camps in California and Mexico
  • Exchange and internship travel opportunities for staff, faculty, and students (e.g. Fulbright Scholar Program, The Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX), Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, Fulbright Graduate Student)

Resources & Further Reading:

  • California International Trade Center's (CITC) PDF Playbook entitled "Responding to COVID-19 Crisis - Solutions for Business and Workers" - The CITC, powered by California Community Colleges, is specifically designed to enhance the competitiveness of small and mid-size businesses through digital trade, including ecommerce.
  • globalEDGE by Michigan State University - Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI B grant, this resource delivers a comprehensive research tool for academics, students and businesspeople. You can connect with over 47,000 people using the gE Network while tapping into a directory of over 5000 quality resources. globalEDGE provides tools and resources to efficiently research almost any international business question you may have.
  • Global Competitiveness Report 2019 by World Economic Forum -  As stated in the executive summary, this report "offers insights into the economic prospects of 141 economies. Drawing on these results, the report provides leads to unlock economic growth, which remains crucial for improving living standards."
  • Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) - The GCEC is the premier academic organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation’s university-based entrepreneurship programs. It has become the vehicle by which the top, established entrepreneurship programs, as well as emerging programs, can work together to share best practices, develop programs and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of universities in teaching the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report (GEM) - GEM is a consortium of national country teams, primarily associated with top academic institutions, that carries out survey-based research on entrepreneurship around the world. GEM is the only global research source that collects data on entrepreneurship directly from individual entrepreneurs!
  • Indiana University's Center for International Business and Research (IU CIBER) - IU CIBER helps U.S. businesses meet the challenges of today's global economy through global market resources, supporting professional development programs on important international business issues, strengthening student's understanding of business in a global context, and promoting the study of foreign languages. 
  • International Counsil for Small Business (ICSB) - ICSB is a non-profit organization devoted to continuing management education for entrepreneurs and small business.
  • NAFSA - NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the leading organization committed to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that build global citizens with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today's interconnected world.
  • NASBITE International - NASBITE is the leading authority and industry standard for global business education, trade credentialing, training and practice.
  • OECD iLibraryOECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. View their Quarterly International Trade Statistics.
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative - View US trade agreements.
  • Study Abroad Association - Since 2009, Study Abroad Association has been committed to customizing the most in-depth and affordable short-term, faculty-led study abroad and service-learning experiences.

Global Entrepreneurship Center of Practice

Nataliia Berezhna
Nataliia Berezhna
Project Manager, Operations NACCE
Center of Practice Leader
Leah Goold-Haws
Leah Goold-Haws
Statewide Director of Global Trade (562)938-3217
Sarah Singer
Sarah Singer
Director of Education Abroad