ICSB Global Youth Academy

ICSB Global is excited to announce that registration for the ICSB Global Youth Academy is now open! The Academy will commence virtually with our Welcome Reception on July 12th, 2020, 12:00PM-1:00PM (Washington, DC time) (EDT)

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ICSB Global Youth Academy

    The International Council for Small Businesses is preparing for our two-week Youth Academy! This is an incredible opportunity for high school juniors and seniors, during which they will experience perspective-shifting and changing presentations and activities. As entrepreneurs, we understand the value of the self. That is why this program teaches students ways in which they represent and embody their brand and company (you, Inc.). By investing in yourself, this academy will help students to begin preparing themselves for their futures ahead, which has never been more pertinent. 

    During such an unparalleled time, we will invite you to our understanding of and expectations for this new normal. The program works on a three-part model, known as “the 3 Ss.” Within this framework, you will discover world Systems, your Skills, and yourSelf. Systems include those national and international organizations that uphold all of our current world relations and markets. These include, but are not exclusive to, the United Nations, the International Labour Organization, the World Bank Group, and the World Health Organization. Next, we will help you discover your skills, which will be heavily demanded in this new world of work. You will also learn the ways in which you can optimize your skills and build your portfolio. The last and innermost element is the Self. By learning how to become more proximate with your strengths and weaknesses, you will be able to promote yourself and your work even more than you imagined. 

    Entrepreneurship training is not restrained solely for entrepreneurs. Rather, entrepreneurship training introduces an innovative and important way of seeing the world through eyes of opportunity. This structural positivity will help you succeed in any and every space that your future life involves. In participating in a renowned, international program, you will begin your entrepreneurial journey by opening up to one of the many opportunities that are awaiting you! 

Program Chairs

Skye Blanks

Skye Blanks

Junior Project Manager at the International Council for Small Business

Skye Blanks serves as the Junior Project Manager for the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), and specifically assists in the Knowledge Hubs (KHubs) project, which are institutions or networks, dedicated to capture, share and exchange development experiences with national and international partners in order to accelerate development for micro-small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). He also specializes in the ICSB’s Entrepreneurship certificate programs

Ayman El Tarabishy

Ayman El Tarabishy

Executive Director of the International Council for Small Business and Deputy Chair of the Department of Management for GWSB

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy serves as the Executive Director, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), and also as the Deputy Chair of the Department of Management for The George Washington University School of Business.

Academy Agenda

JULY 12- 23, 2020 – Venue: Everywhere through ZOOM 

Pre-Event: Welcome Reception: July 12th, 12:00PM – 1:00PM (EDT)

To welcome everyone to our online Academy center, this reception will be a great way to say hello to everyone and become acquainted with the Academy’s digital system.

Week 1: Day 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity: Monday, July 13

8:50 – 9:00 AM 

Morning Announcements

Overview of the day’s schedule.

9:00 – 9:50 AM 

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Students learn what entrepreneurship is and who fits the profile of an entrepreneur.

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Entrepreneurs as Artists

“Are artists entrepreneurs, or entrepreneurs artists?” Students dive into the arts and discover the answer to this question. Students will see how an artistic mindset shapes business today.

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Creativity & Innovation

Students learn the difference between creativity and innovation, and develop skills in solving needs by implementing innovative solutions through creativity.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

Break.

1:00 – 2:45 PM

Creativity & Innovation

Workshop

Students will work together in groups in a C.I. Workshop. They will apply what they learned from the previous sessions in a fun and engaging way.

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Closing Announcements

Debrief of the lessons learned today, and students are provided complimentary online resources.

Students are instructed on how to prepare for tomorrow’s activities. 

 

Week 1: Day 2: You Inc.: Tuesday, July 14

8:50 – 9:00 AM

Opening Session 

Overview of the day’s schedule.

9:00 – 9:50 AM

Introduction to Personal Branding

Students learn the importance of personal branding, and the areas focus when creating a personal brand.

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Online Etiquette 101

Students learn the DOs and DONTs managing their digital footprint, and how to establish a professional online presence across multiple platforms.

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Communication & Networking 

Students learn the value of effective communication and networking. They learn the best practices for high-level interfacing to help move their career or endeavors forward.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

Break.

1:00 – 2:45 PM

Improvised Elevator Pitch Competition

Students practice informally pitching themselves to each other in an unpredictable context with the guidance of college mentors. Students take turns pitching themselves to each other: experiencing both sides of the table. 

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Closing

Debrief of the lessons learned today, and students are provided complimentary online resources.

Students are instructed on how to prepare for tomorrow’s activities. 

Week 1: Day 3: Finance: Wednesday, July 15

8:50 – 

9:00 AM

Opening Session

Overview of the day’s schedule.

9:00 – 9:50AM

Financial Literacy

Students learn the basics of fiscal responsibility and acquire financial management skills. 

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Healthy Financial Habits

Students learn the keys to monetary success and stability. They will learn about credit and credit scores and how to make their money work for them.

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Investing and Savings

Students learn the difference between investing and savings and how they can do both effectively and responsibly.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

Break.

1:00 – 2:45 PM

Stock Workshop

A crash course in common market stocks: Students will be introduced to stocks, smart trading, and forecasting.

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Closing Announcements

Debrief of the lessons learned today, and students are provided complimentary online resources.

Students are instructed on how to prepare for tomorrow’s activities. 

Week 1: Day 4: Social Entrepreneurship/Family Business: Thursday, July 16

8:50 – 9:00 AM

Opening Session

Overview of the day’s schedule.

9:00 – 9:50 AM

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Students are introduced to social entrepreneurship and the role it plays across the globe.

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Entrepreneurship and the Solidarity Economy

Students will discover a new system of thinking based on the principles of equity, solidarity, sustainability, participation, and inclusion.

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Introduction to Family Business

Students will learn about family business management and will gain the tools to become family business leaders.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

Break.

1:00 – 1:50 PM

Succession Case Debate

Students will investigate a controversial family business case study where students must choose sides and debate.

2:00 – 2:45 PM

Social Enterprises

Students learn first-hand from a MBA student-led start-up about social enterprises, corporate social responsibility, and the positive impact they have on the world.

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Closing Announcements

Debrief of the lessons learned today, and students are provided complimentary online resources.

Students are instructed on how to prepare for tomorrow’s activities.

Week 1: Day 5: Pitch Preparation: Friday, July 17

8:50 – 9:00 AM

Opening Session 

Overview of the day’s schedule.

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Pitching 101

Students learn how to form effective pitches to sell products and services.

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Practical Pitching

Students are tasked to sell randomly selected objects to their group with little time to prepare.

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Presentation Preparation

Students are broken into groups and assigned a final presentation project for the last day of the global academy.

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Presentation Group Work

Students meet with their groups in private sessions and begin organizing their final projects.

11:45 – 12:00 PM

Closing Announcements

Debrief of the lessons learned today, and students are provided complimentary online resources.

Students are instructed on how to prepare for tomorrow’s activities.

Week 2 Day 6: Entrepreneurship in an Everyday Context: Monday, July 20

8:50 – 9:00 AM

Opening Session

Overview of the day’s schedule.

9:00 – 9:50 AM

UN Around the World with ICSB

Students explore the importance of entrepreneurship in the United Nations.

10:00 – 10:50 AM

UN/ICSB Continued

Students learn the impact Micro-, Small, Medium, Enterprises (MSMEs) have on the world economy. Followed by a reflection of June 27 MSMEs Day.

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Sustainable Development Goals

The impact of entrepreneurship and the future of sustainability. A review of the United Nations sustainable development goals. 

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:50 PM

Intrapreneurship in Different Fields

Students are introduced to intrapreneurship and how it applies to non-business fields. Students will learn how they can incorporate intrapreneurship into their prospective careers.

2:00 – 2:45 PM

Entrepreneurship Student Panel

College mentors participate in Q&A with students and share their experience with their ventures.

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Closing Announcements

Debrief of the lessons learned today, and students are provided complimentary online resources.

Students are instructed on how to prepare for tomorrow’s activities.

 

Week 2 Day 7: STEM and Entrepreneurship Tuesday, July 21

8:50 – 9:00 AM

Opening

Overview of the day’s schedule.

9:00 – 9:50 AM

STEM Entrepreneurship

Students learn how STEM and entrepreneurship coincide and how to become a tech entrepreneur.

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Young Tech Entrepreneurs Panel

Young entrepreneurs share with students how they solve complex problems with science and math. Students get a realistic look at a day in the life of a tech entrepreneur. 

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Management Information systems

Students learn the relevancy of management information systems in entrepreneurship.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

Break.

1:00 – 2:45 PM

Code Academy

Students learn basic computer science concepts and are introduced to coding through Code Academy.

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Closing Announcements

Debrief of the lessons learned today, and students are provided complimentary online resources.

Students are instructed on how to prepare for tomorrow’s activities.

 

Week 2: Day 8: College Preparation Wednesday, July 22

8:50 – 9:00 AM

Opening Session

Overview of the day’s schedule.

9:00 – 9:50 AM

College Preparation

College mentors share tips and tricks for getting the most out of college.

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Admission Officers Panel 

From the perspective of admission officers: an inside look into the college admission process.

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Scholarships Hack

Students learn how to define themselves and present their identity to apply for scholarships. Students learn the best practices for presenting their story and see the many different avenues in which scholarships are found.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

Break.

1:00 – 1:50 

PM

The Key to Internships and Student Organizations

Students learn the role of internships and student organizations and how they can shape your future. 

2:00-2:45 PM

College Student Reflection

A panel of college students sharing their college life experience and debunking the myths and misconceptions.

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Closing Announcements

Debrief of the lessons learned today, and students are provided complimentary online resources.

Students are instructed on how to prepare for tomorrow’s activities.

Week 2: Day 9: Team Preparation Day: Thursday, July 23

No synchronous session

(Independent) Team Preparation Day

Students meet with classmates independently to prepare for the final pitch presentation.

Week 2: Day 10: Presentations/Graduation: Friday, July 24

8:50 – 9:00 AM

Opening Session

Overview of the day’s schedule.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Presentations

Students combine all the skills gained during the two week academy to present to a high-level panel of judges.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

Break.

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Graduation

Winners Announced and distribution of virtually certificates.

2:00 – 2:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Closing remarks.

MEET THE MASTER TEACHERS

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy,

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy,

Executive Director, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), and Deputy Chair of the Department of Management for The George Washington University School of Business.

Adnane Maalaoui

Adnane Maalaoui

Co-director of the IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center

Winslow Sargeant

Winslow Sargeant

President-elect of the ICSB and Head of Capital Markets for Genaesis, LLC

Ahmed Osman

Ahmed Osman

President of the ICSB and Founder and CEO of Chrome

Analia Pastran

Analia Pastran

Founder & Executive Director of Smartly, Social Enterprise on the SDGs, New York and Buenos Aires

Chantal Line Carpentier

Chantal Line Carpentier

Chief of UNCTAD New York

Jesssica (Wolk) Vattima

Jesssica (Wolk) Vattima

Outreach & Events Associate, Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Brenda Rios Brombacher

Brenda Rios Brombacher

Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives & Community Relations at Houston Community College

Vedant Shrivastava

Vedant Shrivastava

Graduate student at GW School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)

Zaniya Lewis

Zaniya Lewis

Founder/CEO and Executive Director of YesSheCanCampaign

Stu Massengill

Stu Massengill

Host of Finding Direction Podcast and National Trainer for the #1 success coach Tony Robbins

Abigail Sepich

Abigail Sepich

Past GWU First-Year development Program Mentor and Current Introduction to International Business Teaching Assistant

Andre Sadler

Andre Sadler

MBA Student at The George Washington University

Clarke Birrell

Clarke Birrell

MBA Student at The George Washington University

Ruth Dwyer

Ruth Dwyer

MBA Student at The George Washington University

Don Phillips

Don Phillips

Assistant Director Undergraduate Admissions at The George Washington University

Kyle Lyon

Kyle Lyon

ICSB Junior Project Manager

Tammy Nguyen

Tammy Nguyen

ICSB Event Manager

Alexa Brooks Major

Alexa Brooks Major

Owner of Moments with Alexa Claire

Skye Blanks

Skye Blanks

ICSB Junior Project Manager

Sandra Perez

Sandra Perez

Master of International Policy and Practice, alumni, The George Washington University

Ava Vickers

Ava Vickers

Undergraduate Student at Indiana University

Francisco Navarrete-Baez

Francisco Navarrete-Baez

Profesor-Researcher of Universidad del Valle de Atemajac

Caio Flavio Stettiner

Caio Flavio Stettiner

Specialist in Higher Education Teaching and Commercial Operations Logistics and also Master in Education

Arturo Carillo

Arturo Carillo

Associate Director of College Counseling at The John Cooper School

Catarina Alves

Catarina Alves

Associate Professor of the Autonumous University of Barcelona

Wael Eldesouki Bedda

Wael Eldesouki Bedda

Entrepreneurship Center director at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport

Benjamin Shapiro

Benjamin Shapiro

Co-Founder of TekMate

Jonathan Lau

Jonathan Lau

Co-Founder at Xmino

Sebastian Ortiz

Sebastian Ortiz

Co-Founder of Ichosia Biotechnology

Lucas Vining

Lucas Vining

Co-Founder of Ichosia Biotechnology

Ben Nguyen

Ben Nguyen

Musician and Consultant

Danielle Toglia

Danielle Toglia

San Diego State University, Regional Manager

Jacy Case

Jacy Case

CEO of Songwriter's Dream

Kimberly Penn

Kimberly Penn

Entrepreneur In Residence for HCC SW

Lasse Engel

Lasse Engel

Business Management Student at San Diego State, Lavin Entrepreneur Student

Michelle Avalos

Michelle Avalos

Co-Founder and Director of Operations of Impact Hub Houston

Rumi Robinson

Rumi Robinson

CFO of Songwriter's Dream and an online content creator

Collin Cadet

Collin Cadet

Artist and Posse Scholar at The George Washington University

Crystal Victoria

Crystal Victoria

Award-Winning published Author

Moses Iku

Moses Iku

Founder of Common Cookery

Rylan Good

Rylan Good

Associate Director of Admissions at Dickinson College

Lauren Alexander

Lauren Alexander

16 year old CEO of 2BooG Beauty

Nefertiti Miller

Nefertiti Miller

Tween Entrepreneur and CEO of Sugadoo Cosmetics

Todd Stuart

Todd Stuart

Director of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship at Miami University

Ricardo Alvarez

Ricardo Alvarez

Professor of Entrepreneurship at CETYS University

Mourad Mansour

Mourad Mansour

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management in the Department of Management and Marketing, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia