ONABEN offers numerous Indianpreneurship® trainings each year across the United States. We offer both, instructor certification and entrepreneurial training platforms to meet the varying needs of our clients and their Native communities.
ONABEN designed our classes and the curriculum to meet the unique learning styles of our students. One of the foundations of our program is built upon establishing trust with each student, so that they can completely engage in the course to the best of their ability. Our goal is to create a safe, interactive, non-critical environment that encourages self-reflection, learning, and appropriate action.
Everyone who walks in the door has come to the class because they have a vision, an idea or a desire to find meaning in the creation of their own program or enterprise. We understand that course participants will come at various stages of development - some with ideas and some with well-developed concepts. Our training platforms are adaptable to meet these diverse needs of entrepreneurs and organizations.
Our educational philosophy is inclusive — everyone who is willing to commit to the program is welcome. We encourage everyone in the community with an interest in entrepreneurship to take the class. It is a learning experience that can be defined based on the needs of individual communities.
Indianpreneurship® Training Programs
ONABEN is known for our custom training approach and is committed to leaving a positive imprint in the Native communities we work with. We work closely with our local partners to create a customized training platform specific to the unique needs of each business community in which we deliver trainings.
ONABEN offers a two-day train-the-trainer workshop for our "A Native American Journey into Business" curriculum. The workshop covers the basics of Indianpreneurship® instruction and includes:
- Class Recruitment
- Class Organization
- Instruction and Counseling Methods
- Discussion and Peer Information Exchange
- Walk-Through of Selected Lessons
Each participant receives an Indianpreneurship® Teacher and Student Manual (with Resource CD) and an Instructional DVD with native small business case studies. Graduates also receive an instructor certificate.
ONABEN works with our local partners throughout the country to deliver Indianpreneurship® trainings directly to entrepreneurs. We commonly customize these trainings so they cover a specific topic, such as marketing, customer service, or business planning. These are generally one-day workshops designed to be “tools you can use” for new and existing business owners. The workshops utilize our story-based Indianpreneurship® curriculum, multimedia resources, interactive exercises, and emphasize peer learning and identification of local resources.