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Babson Faculty Among Keynotes At Global Entrepreneurship Education Workshop

The February 29th workshop on Global Entrepreneurship Education, held in collaboration with Babson College and Qatar University, reflected the WISE Initiative research agenda in promoting actionable policy research and recommendations that are practiced worldwide and applicable to the local context.

The workshop was an extension of the comprehensive study on global entrepreneurship education produced as part of the WISE Research Reports at the 2015 Summit by WISE partner, Babson College, with contributions from the Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation, Tsinghua University, and Qatar University.

Dean Eisenman, Vice Provost Brush, Prof. Neck and Qatar University's Dr. Mahmoud Abdellatif

Dean Eisenman, Vice Provost Brush, Prof. Neck and Qatar University’s Dr. Mahmoud Abdellatif

The workshop sought to deepen the awareness and further the colloquies of this field among the community of educators and policy decision-makers.

Professor Heidi Neck delivered the Entrepreneurship Education Keynote, speaking about teaching entrepreneurship and developing students’ capacity to think and act entrepreneurially in order to leverage the various opportunities in this rapidly-changing world.

Dean Elaine Eisenman, who was among the opening speakers, joined Professor Patti Greene and Vice Provost Candy Brush as panelists discussing the 2015 WISE Research Report.  They discussed common themes and unique qualities of the entrepreneurship education ecosystems and frameworks across the United States, Finland, and Qatar, and provided recommendations and implications on which the workshop participants can gain and act on.

Professor Neck, Professor Greene and Dean Eisenman were among the table hosts for the World Café Sessions, which presented a platform for the workshop participants to engage in dialogues and reflection pertaining to the panel discussion.

Vice Provost Brush presented highlights from the World Café followed by final Q&A and discussion.