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WSP 98 — Develop Your Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skills

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Feb 23—Feb 24
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Feb 16
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $475
Instructor(s): Areen Shahbari
Limit: 30
Status: Open
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am—4:00 pm
Feb 23—Feb 24
2 days
Drop By
Feb 16
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Areen Shahbari
Ready to lead your entrepreneurial venture? Really ready? Could you benefit from having a more expansive mindset that enables you to embrace challenges and confront uncertainties? Can you motivate teams effectively and make decisions in the face of setbacks? In short, do you have the mindset and skills that belong to the most prosperous entrepreneurs?

This workshop will begin with an overview of what it takes to be an effective entrepreneur and an assessment of your current entrepreneurial mindset and skills. The first day of the workshop will help you understand what aspects of your mindset might prevent you from achieving your venture’s goals and how to overcome any self-limiting beliefs. You will also learn how to face your fears, seek constructive feedback, increase your confidence, and persist in the face of setbacks. The second day of the workshop will focus on refining your mindset to align with your entrepreneurial goals. You will build a practical plan and steps to achieve this. You will also improve your creativity, persuasion, and leadership skills. Upon completion, and with an enhanced understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, you will be able to exercise a strong entrepreneurial mindset, and you will be equipped with frameworks and skills to apply to your organization’s challenges.

Areen Shahbari, Founder and CEO, Cactus; Lecturer, Simmons School of Business and Harvard Extension School

Areen Shahbari’s company promotes women’s entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa regions. She provides consulting services to local and international entrepreneurs, has taught in seven different countries, and was formerly a journalist and TV host. Shahbari received an MBA from Simmons University, where she was a Fulbright scholar.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.