Microbusiness - Training the Trainers

http://aandbmake3.com/
Microbusiness - Training the Trainers
Mon-Wed 10, 11 and 12 December 2013
Phnom Penh

Do the communities that your organisation serves struggle to generate a stable income? Does your staff look for ideas and training examples to help clients with very limited literacy? Are your target clients able to check if their businesses really make money? Do they compete with each other running the same businesses without bringing value to the community?

Course objective:
This workshop, specifically designed for Khmer trainers, gives basic knowledge, tools and training examples and techniques to NGO trainers/ social workers / microfinance officers to help their low income clients find ideas to generate income and set up a profitable business and help the clients who already have little shops or businesses make their shop/business generate a sustainable revenue stream for themselves while having a positive impact on their communities. After this 3 day workshop, participants have built a training draft on income generation/business for their own clients, trained facilitating part of it and feel confident in explaining technical points.

Who should attend?
  • Local and International NGO staff,
  • Social workers,
  • Community workers
  • Micro-credit institutions officers,
  • Educational centres and school teachers.

Workshop detailed programme:

Day 1: build trainers' confidence to train on technical financial /accounting knowledge
  • Business game,
  • How to calculate a profit,
  • Profit and cash: what’s the difference and why it matters,
  • Where do we get the data: book-keeping basics and cash reconciliation,
  • Planning: how to calculate a forecast,
  • Starting a business: business needs assessment,
  • Market and customers: how to find ideas that help the community and are profitable,
  • Adding value: how to turn an idea into a business,
  • Increasing clients’ negotiation and communication skills,
  • Simple business plan for low literate villagers.
Day 2: how to help our target clients
  • Measuring a project profitability,
  • Practical ways to set prices,
  • Breakeven,
  • How much to start a business and where to find the money?
  • How to live until the business is profitable?
  • Practise sessions: participants start drafting their training plan, select a training activity and facilitate it.
Day 3: business in context: the impact at community level  
  • Helping clients manage failure and success,
  • Profit and risk triggers: how to improve profit/manage risk,
  • Managing relations with family and friends involved in the business,
  • How to nurture and practise business ethics,
  • Business mind-set: is business for all?
  • Responsibility: encouraging entrepreneurs to care for their communities and environment,
  • How to build a business programme and how your organisation can support it.

Trainer’s profile: Sophie Paine (a+b=3)
Daughter of teachers and grand-daughter of an entrepreneur, Sophie’s vision is a world where financial hardships do not prevent children and adults from getting education and where money is a tool to grow our most precious asset: ourselves. Sophie has worked with immigrants in the US and Hong Kong and in 2005 she set up a+b=3, a social enterprise to improve NGOs’ capacity in financial education through training their trainers and designing programmes - including behaviour about money. Sophie also co-founded Enrich in 2007, an NGO to empower Hong Kong migrant workers to be more in control of their finance and encourage each other and their families. Sophie holds a DECF (Qualified Accountant), a Master degree in business studies (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), a post-graduate in finance and banking (Paris-Dauphine) and a diploma in Islamic Finance (ETHICA). She has worked in financial management and accounting in US and British corporations and international non-profit organisations for more than 15 years. She has facilitated training workshops in Hong Kong, Cambodia (15 trips in 7 years!), the Philippines, USA, Shanghai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and online programmes. She loves adding colour to financial training to engage all participants even those who hate numbers! Since 2005, a+b=3’s programmes have reached more than 5,000 people. Our mission is to help people make better decisions with money to have a more harmonious and healthier life.
This workshop will be co-facilitated in Khmer by a VBNK trainer.

Our Approach: participatory, group activities, case studies, practise sessions, business game. Our training workshops put finance in context and include behaviour and social issues. They are only one step in our endeavour to contribute to poverty alleviation: participants will also have access to our training database and technical review notes, plus support to implement their own training programme.

REGISTER TODAY
Date & time: 10, 11 and 12 December 2013 8:00-17:00 (including a 90 minute lunch break)
Fee: US$140 (lunch, refreshment, training material and certificate from a+b=3 included)
Venue: VBNK,  #28, street 80 (corner with street 75), Snagkat Sras Chak, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh. Tel: 023-722115
Language: English and Khmer
Deadline for registration: December 1st 2013 Early bird discount: November 25th 2013 ($20 off). Group discount (3 and more participants – please ask us).
Inquiries : info@aandbmake3.com
Register online: http://www.aandbmake3.com/new_pages/ab3calendar.html   or by email (info@aandbmake3.com)

Find more on www.aandbmake3.com

Why you can’t miss this workshop:
  • Boost your business knowledge and gain confidence in facilitating technical points (margin, breakeven, cash /profit, bookkeeping…),
  • Learn how to engage your clients with lively and fun business training workshops,
  • Help your clients find ideas to make a living and impact their families and communities,
  • Support your clients at each step of their business project,
  • Practise facilitating,
Impact your clients’ lives!

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