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Get unstuck

 and innovate like an entrepreneur

 Engage one course at a time or join us for a three-part certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership. 

Courses offered online synchronously for 2-3 Friday afternoons.

These courses provide a platform for answering some of the most pressing and emergent opportunities.

*If you are a student please refer to ENTR 398 on class finder

What You’ll Learn

Entrepreneurial Leadership Certificate

Join for one course or sign up for all three at once. Courses do not need to be taken sequentially.

BUSINESS MODELLING

BUSINESS MODELLING

ENTREPRENEURIAL DESIGNERS AND FACILITATORSCOURSE TWO: WINTER How might you engage your teams for incremental and large scale development of your business or business unit?  Advance your critical...

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CHANGE LEADERSHIP

CHANGE LEADERSHIP

INNOVATION AND MODELLING COLLABORATIVE CHANGECOURSE THREE: SPRING How might you effectively lead change with the mindset and skills of an entrepreneur and innovator?  From existing businesses to...

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Additional Courses

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Intellectual Property Acquire Practical Knowledge of IP Gain the tools to understand and utilize IP • Learn about IP licensing and agreements Explore real-world examples of IP Instructor: Dr. Rhys...

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How the Courses Work

Entrepreneurial Leadership Certificate

*Offered as a non-credit program in conjunction with Western’s Professional and Continuing Education. More information about these programs is available at https://oce.wwu.edu/

UNLEASHING CREATIVITY: DESIGNING FOR INNOVATION AND MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION

DATES: September 25th, October 2nd and October 9th 2020

BUSINESS MODELING: ENTREPRENEURIAL DESIGNERS AND FACILITATORS

DATES: January 29th, February 5th and February 12th 2021

CHANGE LEADERSHIP: INNOVATION AND MODELING COLLABORATIVE CHANGE

DATES: April 9th, April 16th and April 23rd 2021

Additional Courses

FACILITATIVE LEADERSHIP

FALL DATES: October 16th, October 23rd, and October 30th, 2020

WINTER DATES: February 19th and 26th 2021

SPRING DATES: April 30th, May 7th and 14th 2021

COACHING FOR INNOVATION

DATES: November 6th, 13th and 20th 2020

DATES: Spring TBD

SELLING LIKE A PRO

DATES: March 5th, 12th, and 19th

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

DATES: Spring TBD

Meet Your Professors

Meg Weber

Lead Instructor

Meg Weber joined the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Team in 2016. Meg is passionate about economic development, students and entrepreneurship.

Meg’s career past is in running a telecommunications business, providing business coaching and serving as the Executive Director of the Technology Alliance Group. Meg serves our community on the Boards of the Pickford Film Center and the Technology Alliance Group.  She holds a  BA in Political Science and German, University of Rochester, MA Cinema , University of Iowa and MBA, University of Rochester.

Dr. Art Sherwood

Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Art Sherwood is the David Cole Professor of Entrepreneurship in the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University. Dr. Sherwood is the director of Western’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, an Affiliated Faculty of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop on Political Theory and Political Theory and Policy Analysis and co-founder of the Cooperative Business Research Institute.

Having completed his graduate work at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a research focus on cooperative alliances, he now seeks to better understand co-operative entrepreneurship, governance and leadership. His current research also focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems and programs that increase access for non-traditional participants.  In addition to his academic work, his is an experienced entrepreneur and a member-owner of CDS Consulting Co-op through which he advises and teaches co-operative leaders throughout the United States.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

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