Microbusiness Training the Trainers

Microbusiness Training the Trainers
26-27 & 28 November 2014

Workshop highlights:
  • Highly participatory
  • Packed with training examples and awareness builders ready to use with your clients
  • Building skills of real entrepreneurs and “by default” self-employed people.
  • Adapted to Cambodia context
  • Wide variety of training programmes, short sessions and 5 minutes awareness builders and ideas to include them in your existing livelihood programmes
  • Concentric learning: start simple, repeat and add more each time
  • Empowering: your trainers learn business concepts to be able to train your clients and practise training during the workshop – includes a test to identify key learning points that participants have not understood by day 2.
  • Empathy and compassion: your trainers experience the challenges of running a small business.
  • Free access to our online training database.

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 Asian 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.
  • Knowledge test
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)
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 international corporations and non-profit organisations for more than 15 years. She has facilitated numerous training workshops around Asia, and in USA and Africa. Since 2005, a+b=3’s programmes have reached more than 8,000 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. www.aandbmake3.com

Our Approach:
Participatory, group activities, case studies, training demonstration and practise sessions. 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.

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! 

Course:     Microbusiness Training the Trainers
Date:         26-27 & 28 November 2014 at 8:00-17:00 (including a 90 minute lunch break) 
Fee:          US$195 (lunch, refreshment, training material and certificate from a+b=3 included)
Venue:      VBNK, #23, Street 554, Boung Kok 1, PO Box 2307, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
Language: English and Khmer. Information in Khmer Tel: 023 885 805, 023 885 815 
Deadline for registration: November 11th 2014 Early bird discount: October 25th 2014 ($20 off). Group discount (three and more participants – please ask us). Additional discount if you also attend Financial Literacy for Families (19-21 November) and/or Financial Literacy for Youth (24-25 November): contact us. 
Inquiries : info@aandbmake3.com  REGISTER ONLINE



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