As the Center continuously perceives the lack of entrepreneurship education and training for students, graduates and private companies across Slovak universities programs, it has been aspiring to offer education and practical workshops to motivate and empower our clients with hard and soft skills necessary to materialize their business ideas. Besides the educational portfolio of accredited courses, in October 2012 CNAS organized an entrepreneurship training session aimed at students graduating and entering the labor market in 2013, empowering them with personal branding soft skills and increasing their chances to become the employee of choice.
We continued the trend and put together two networking sessions in 2013, seeking answers to some of the most salient issues in acquiring knowledge about hubs and networks, learning how to use them as well as reflecting and developing students´ and professionals´ networking skills.
Our flagship service in the area of entrepreneurship education and training proudly bears the name Kate Sedgwick Entrepreneurship Training Program. It is prepared in close cooperation with Telefónica Slovakia and with the kind support of the Embassy of the United State of America to the Slovak Republic. Through this program,CNAS has organized four quarterly training sessions encompassing almost 80 alumni since December 2012. Young entrepreneurs and company professionals with outstanding ideas and professional skills often lack proper education and experience, especially in communication. The two-day intensive program is aimed at Telefónica high-potentials and start-up community members empowering them with business and diplomatic etiquette, business communication skills and self-branding soft-skills training. The aim of the program is that participants are betterable to present their arguments and ideas in a professional manner and are able to establish new professional contacts and benefit from existing networks in a self-confident and effective way. The trainings have been led by professional communication coaches and TEDx speakers from California – John Bates and Nathan Gold.