Entrepreneurship for Government Organizations

A 2 Day Workshop For Government Employees

Entrepreneurship is not only possible in government organizations, it is the future . . . it is the key to win amid all the organizations clamoring for funding in today’s tight economic climate. In this hands-on workshop you will see how to build a master blueprint to introduce and manage innovation and entrepreneurship for real impact, no matter what your position in the organization!

A senior retired federal government manager shares his experiences in successfully entrepreneuring government organizations; turning around ineffective organizations; and in starting successful new businesses, to illustrate, step-by-step, how to develop an entrepreneurial organization, and how to get a large organization to accept your ideas.

A superbly practical workshop that shows you what you have to know and have to do in today’s environment to-

  • Quickly respond to rapidly changing government environments
  • Develop the skills you need to help, and to lead, organizations as they change to meet the new government policies
  • Learn how to get large organizations to think and act, like flexible, innovative and dynamic organizations
  • Stay on the leading-edge of world-class ideas in innovation of government organizations
  • Build any organization into an innovative, powerful success
  • Develop a new idea into an entirely new organization that you lead
  • Ensure your organization’s success and importance are fully realized during budget reviews

Some of the Topics Covered in this Workshop:

  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Entrepreneurial strategies for government managers
  • Projecting an entrepreneurial image
  • Entrepreneurs–their roles, their decisions
  • Tenacity
  • The Innovation Test
  • Organizational innovation and Reengineering
    • Thinking “Corporate”
    • How to get your people on board
    • How to get your boss on board
  • Entrepreneurship in the government
    • The strengths of government organizations
    • How to evaluate your organizations entrepreneurial strengths
    • Compare with the strengths of the best businesses
  • Making opportunities
  • Managing opportunities
  • Finding ways to do it better, cheaper, faster
  • Building an entrepreneurial idea into a viable “business”
  • What are the obstacles, the traps, the common mistakes?
  • Setting standards and expectations
  • Forget committees … entrepreneurship is personal
  • Gaining support–Selling your ideas
  • How to organize and staff for entrepreneurship
  • Getting results
  • Measure what matters
  • The 4 steps to set solid performance standards
  • Evaluating performance
    • Anticipating and handling the problems
  • Risk
    • How to anticipate risk using only your experience and judgment
    • Weighing the factors involved
    • Measuring risk
    • Risk avoidance/risk aversion
    • Risk mitigation strategies & techniques
  • Promoting intelligent risk
  • How to solve problems, make confident decisions
  • Making it happen – the steps
  • Communicating change – effectively
  • Overcoming resistance
    • Getting others to see things your way
  • Effective solutions
  • Evaluating improvements and opportunities
  • Building more responsive project teams
  • Organizing to create new opportunities
  • Integrating small business ideas into your organization
  • Link your vision and your organization’s strengths
    • Factors in creative imagination
    • Developing creativity in your people
    • The Effort Factor
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Viable innovation
      • Individuals
      • Teams
      • Alternative thinking
      • An entrepreneur’s mindset
      • Spatial analyses
      • Ways to attract followership
  • Developing the Action Plan

Additional Informationnasba_cperegistry_logo_color_transparent
CPE Credits:
CEU Credits: 2.8-1.7
Program Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
NASBA Program Level: Basic
NASBA Field of Study: Personal Development
Delivery Method: Group Live – Classroom