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Entrepreneurship Training Workshop


The Empretec Training Workshop is an intensive non-residential entrepreneurship training programme for building the personal entrepreneurial skills of the individual through an interactive process of role-play, structured exercises and experience-sharing modules. This instructional programme is usually thought in six consecutive days on a full-time basis. The Workshop starts at 8.00am and ends at 6.00pm each day.

The Workshop focuses on the ten Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECs) that worldwide research has found to distinguish successful entrepreneurs from less successful entrepreneurs. Lectures, films, exercises, role – plays and business creations and competitions all form part of the framework for understanding how a particular PEC is related to success of an entrepreneur.

EMPRETEC is different from other programme in the sense that the methodology used during the Entrepreneurship Training Workshop (ETW) is based on a behavioural approach to entrepreneurship. The EMPRETEC Programme strives to identify and reinforce these successful entrepreneurial traits through self-assessment and individual transformation, and business simulation activities.

As a result of the ETW, successful graduates of the programme obtain a clear vision of what they want to do with their businesses in the short and long term. In the words of many participants, EMPRETEC is a "culture of entrepreneurship" common to Empretecos who are open minded, forward thinking, looking for win-win situations, want to improve and "speak the same language". Therefore, they trust each other and are more likely to do business among themselves.


The overall objective is to create a new generation of high performing entrepreneurs, who have the right mindset to compete internationally.


Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies and be able to use it in real life situations
  • Have acquired the best negotiation skills
  • Have assessed their strengths and weaknesses
  • To strengthen and enhance the behaviors they choose to work on through practice and reinforcement
  • Have an improved personal outlook to life and business


  • Individuals with experience in business ownership, whether current or previous
  • Individuals with plans to establish a private business venture
  • Credit Officers from financial institutions dealing with credit to SME's
  • Individuals in senior management positions/ decision making positions in large companies


Registration requirements
A lot of emphasis is placed on the recruitment, identification and selection of the workshop participants, who are identified through a combination of pre-screening tests, a behavioral focused interview and a business-related interview. A registration form must first be completed and submitted to the EMPRETEC Centre.

EMPRETEC aims at enlisting a group of 25 - 30 participants in each ETW.

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