The Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership, in conjunction with the campus’ Center for Teaching Excellence, is offering a new series of workshops directed at faculty and graduate students interested in incorporating entrepreneurial principles into their courses.
Two workshops will be offered in the fall 2006,“Introducing Students to Think Creatively and Entrepreneurially” and “Transforming Classrooms to Create Entrepreneurial Leaders”.
According to the workshops’ developer, Peter Hackbert, the two workshops are designed to demonstrate best practices in entrepreneurship education teaching and learning approaches, as delivered by interdisciplinary faculty.
“The focus of entrepreneurial teaching expands from the business orientation towards the notion of the development of an enterprising person in a wide range of contexts, commercial and social, and the design of new organizational ventures of all kinds to facilitate appropriate levels of entrepreneurial mindset and behaviors,” Hackbert said.
Hackbert, now in his second year as a Visiting Scholar here at the University of Illinois, is the former Harold Walter Siebens Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at Sierra Nevada College. He has fifteen years’ experience preparing and presenting workshops on entrepreneurship, and has recently been expanding his repertoire to include workshops tailored specifically for faculty.
“There has been a shift in the focus from teaching about entrepreneurship to learning to behave entrepreneurially,” Hackbert explained. “This is placing new demands upon faculty and institutions, and these workshops are designed to anticipate these demands.”