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Product Education Sessions

Tuesday, October 13th from 2:45-3:15 PM


Direct Selling Entrepreneur Program (DSEP)

More than 18 million people are making direct selling their business start-up vehicle. How is your college tapping this fast-growing entrepreneurship market? Join us to learn how you can attract current and potential direct selling entrepreneurs through our new Direct Selling Entrepreneur Workshop, a free curriculum for entrepreneurship centers. As a bonus, DSEF representatives will give you the inside scoop on the new Online Direct Selling Entrepreneurship Program where colleges see revenue for every enrollee.

Learning Objectives:

  • Maximize outreach to new entrepreneurs

  • Elevate your program through innovative curriculum

  • Develop new low-maintenance revenue strategies

Nancy Laichas, Chief Marketing & Development Officer, Direct Selling Education Foundation

Christine Pigsley, Professor of Applied Organizational Studies at Minnesota State University Mankato, DSEP Curriculum Consultant

Preparing College Students for the Workforce while Increasing Institution ROI

Fullbridge programs build real-world, hard and soft skills for the 21st century workplace. Our unique approach will give your students the professionalism and skills they need in today’s competitive hiring environment. Entrepreneurship skills -- whether for launching entrepreneurs or for imbuing ownership, hustle, and basic business skills -- are critical parts of the 21st century marketplace.

Building entrepreneurship programs on campus are very popular for students today, but how do you make it relevant to a wider swath of students? How can you scale these initiatives? In this session Fullbridge will share its experience building these types of programs on campus for CCCS and Miami Dade.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the three unique pillars of Fullbridge, how they work together, and review what makes the program so effective

  • Understand how to combine high impact with scale--the new hybrid model that scales personalized coaching and competency scoring

  • Review examples of how Fullbridge has been effective on community colleges around the country.

Mary Fairchild, Vice President of Sales, Fullbridge



“Let’s Talk About Your Business” -- The GrowthWheel Framework

GrowthWheel is a visual way of looking at areas of business that business advisors and educators already know, and which entrepreneurs and business owners are already working on. GrowthWheel helps prioritize work on the four challenges that all companies share:

  • Creating an attractive business concept
  • Building a strong organization
  • Establishing Lasting Customer Relations
  • Maintaining profitable operations

The GrowthWheel Framework helps navigate in a reality that is changing by the day. It breaks down the four challenges into 20 Focus Areas and makes it faster to get focused, set an agenda, make decisions and take action. GrowthWheel helps companies prioritize what to do and what not to do, rather than trying to make a perfect plan for everything. Using time more efficiently will set the course for growth and success.


GrowthWheel is used for training and one-to-one advising by more than 1,600 business advisors, incubator managers, angel investors, and entrepreneurship educators in more than 30 US states and in over 30 countries around the world.


Learning Objectives:

  • How to get a 360 perspective for the counselor and the entrepreneur
  • How to get from conversation to decisions and actions
  • How to empower entrepreneurs to do the work
  • How to save time and get more accomplished

    David Madié, Founder and CEO, GrowthWheel

    Using HP LIFE In Your Classroom, CTE Program, SBDC/SBC and More! 

    HP LIFE e-Learning is a free, self-paced, online program available for students, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to learn the skills needed to establish and/or grow a business. HP LIFE provides 25 interactive course modules covering topics in finance, operations, marketing and communications, numerous recorded presentations and webinar opportunities, a business planning tool and many other teaching and student resources . Available in seven languages, HP LIFE is used by over 550,000 students, entrepreneurs and small business owners across the globe, and in community college classrooms like yours across the US.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Watch an overview of HP LIFE eLearning
    • Discuss how to implement HP LIFE in a business classroom, CTE program or SBDC/SBC outreach

    Kim Norbuta, HP LIFE National Program Manager, NACCE




    Ice House Student Success Program

    The Ice House Student Success Program is a student success course created by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) that inspires and engages students with the perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed academically and in life. Drawing on the early success of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, this program expands upon Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur, by encompassing student success concepts in the context of an entrepreneurial mindset. The program provides for experiential learning beyond the classroom, making connections, and building relationships that can support students throughout college and beyond.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn how the Ice House Student Success Program leads to student success and completion outcomes while meeting the needs of specific student populations (e.g., developmental education, adult learners).
    • Receive an overview of the Ice House Student Success Program (Course Concepts, Elements, Delivery, Learning Model, Facilitator Support)
    • View a demo of the Ice House Student Success Program and how it embeds into Learning Management Systems.

    Bree Langemo, VP of Strategic Partnerships, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

    Joanie Weber, Training & Services Manager, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative





    Teaching QuickBooks

    Intuit is excited to be donating QuickBooks to NACCE members. We will be discussing best practices on how to utilize the donation and how to set up this offer for your classroom. We will also briefly touch on future small business events and initiatives coming down the pipeline.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn how to access QuickBooks for your class
    • Discuss techniques to improve how you teach QuickBooks
    • Learn about upcoming small business events through Intuit

    Katherine Den Boer, Issue Manager & Policy Analyst, Intuit

    Erin Moos, Senior Manager, Strategic Philanthropy, Intuit


    ShopBot Tools, Inc: We Make the Tools for Making the Future

    Whether you are prototyping a new design, or putting a product into production, ShopBot’s CNC routers are valuable tools for your Digital Lab/Maker Space/Manufacturing Facility. With a range of sizes and configurations, ShopBots  can mill a circuit board, or manufacture large scale designs such as furniture and theatre sets. Engrave or machine wood, plastics, and non-ferrous metals. Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) and –Machining (CAM) softwares included with each ShopBot make it easy for beginners to get started, or advanced engineers to import their files for complex 3D machining.  

    Learning Objectives:

    • Experience the power of ShopBot in Education and in Manufacturing
    • Teach skills for existing jobs, or push the envelope to innovate new products
    • With a network for Distributed Manufacturing: design globally, manufacture locally 

    Sallye Coyle, Ph.D.  Director of Community Outreach, ShopBot Tools, Inc.




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