Holistic training for growth and success
Indigenous Peoples are, and have always been, innovators and entrepreneurs. A quick look around and one sees these qualities in abundance like creativity, problem-solving, openness to learning and determination. Our comprehensive online platform and curriculum deliver training and teachings grounded in Indigenous values and perspectives and provide entrepreneurs with skills and tools to dream, build and grow their businesses.
With the strength and versatility of our online platform, we help remove some of the barriers to training and education that Indigenous learners have faced. We provide training solutions that celebrate the innate strength, vision and potential of Indigenous entrepreneurs and open up spaces for sustained collaboration, networking and success.
1. Knowledge & Training
Principles that have guided Indigenous innovators for millenia are integrated with modern practices and methods
Respect & collaboration, community & generational planning, giving back & wellness are all foundational concepts at Empowered Nations. Lean Startup and de-risking ventures through customer validation are at the core of the curriculum. Our learning experience is engaging through interactive, story-based, visual and oral delivery.
2. Practice & Real Tools
Business ideas are shaped and iterated in our digital workspace then tested in the real world
Our platform offers a comprehensive virtual briefcase where learners build, share and iterate their business models. Step-by-step, scaffolded assignments get learners from idea to first sale and are carried out in the real world with learning from potential customers and collaborators.
3. Guidance & Mentorship
Learners thrive in strong relationships and benefit from two-way learning with facilitators, guides and mentors
Empowered Nations is honoured to work with leading Indigenous entrepreneurs and innovators who share their expertise, real-life stories and knowledge. The virtual platform is a space where entrepreneurs and guides can come together, chat and brainstorm using our tech solution that allows easy sharing of documents for review and comment.
4. Community & Collaboration
Collaboration and sharing are foundational to the journey and learners become part of an inspiring community of practice
We honour, value and respect all learners and shape safe, understanding and trauma informed learning environments. Learners build support teams by inviting collaborators into the platform and joining Empowered Nations' network. Sharing the entrepreneurial journey with others can boost motivation and a sense of accountability to oneself and one's venture.
Varied training options meet the needs of individuals and communities
Find the solution that will offer the innovators and entrepreneurs in your community the training they need to launch their businesses successfully.