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The skills of an entrepreneurial skills trainer

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Article by L’Albero

The fact that Europe needs creative and innovative entrepreneurs is unquestionable as well as the fact that to do that it’s important to invest in training and teaching entrepreneurial skills.

This is the reason why “EntreTheatre” is born and, as you probably know, its mission is teaching these competencies through theatrical methodologies, techniques and activities.

But what should be the skills of an entrepreneurial skills trainer?

First of all, a trainer can’t teach entrepreneurial skills if he himself is an entrepreneurial person. By observing the EntreComp Framework, according to us, the 5 most important skills for an entrepreneurship trainer are:

1. Motivation and perseverance

It’s essential that this trainer got a passion for teaching in order to keep a high level of motivation. First of all, it’s important because without a high motivation, he can’t become a reference point or have any credibility among his learners. Secondly, because the challenges of this work are different and he needs to be able to face them.

2. Learning through experience

A good entrepreneurship trainer focuses his attention on the experiences of real life. During his work, he has to always refer to the surrounding situation. To do that, he needs to keep learning and keep in touch with what is happening around him and, therefore, have new practical learning experiences.

3. Coping with ambiguity, uncertainty and risks

An entrepreneurship trainer should prefer a training program flexible and adaptable to the different needs of his learners, emphasising the interactions within the class, the use of project learning, all things that have many points of uncertainty. For this reason, his essential that he develops the ability to cope with ambiguity, uncertainty and risks.

4. Creativity

An entrepreneurship trainer needs to be creative in order to be able to help the learners to develop their own creativity and innovative spirit. He should appreciate the novelties and be capable of supporting them in developing their new ideas. To do that he should be creative and a good problem solver.

5. Mobilising others

Last but not least, this trainer must be able to mobilise others: both the learners and his peers. He must be able to be a leader in his teaching class and also he must be able to involve in his work also external experts that can enrich the learning programme with several points of view, methodologies and experiences.

Do you have any other skills to add to our list? Let us know! We are happy to receive your all feedback.

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