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Managerial Simulation Exercises

It is based on the use of economic simulation training programs in an interactive learning process, it enables students understand economic principles and laws, connects macro and micro-economic levels of society. It gives an opportunity to gain experience in team work, make decisions, risk, predict the consequences and be responsible for them.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Slovakia

Tenner Challenge

The Tenner Challenge, supported by the Business Growth Fund, is for young people aged 11-19 who want to get a taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. It gives them a chance to think of a new business idea and make it happen, using real money to take calculated risks in the business field, make a profit – and make a difference.


Start Up

Start Up Egypt is a pipeline tailored to passionate university students and young graduates. The purpose is a holistic, long-term approach that takes a student from any field of study with no prior business experience or knowledge, and transforms them into a successful entrepreneur with an innovative new business.

JA Local Program / Organisation: INJAZ Egypt

Leadership - High Palestine

This course teaches the importance of leadership and the benefits of developing leadership skills in one's career and social life. It gives students a chance to become community leaders, through a leadership project supervised by their private sector consultant.


Developing my Region

A material for international school collaboration projects

JA Local Program / Organisation: FFE Denmark

VLAJO Challenge

Vlajo Challenge is an innovative online serious game, meant for students between 14 and 99 years old. The game stimulates, informs and trains the player on being an entrepreneur. The player has to get a loan, rent a shop and start buying and selling products on the (fictional) market. Different stores are combined in a ‘plaza’, controlled by the teacher. The teacher has a control panel which makes him able to check the progression of the students whenever and where-ever he wants. The game makes the subject matter of economics attractive and interactive.
Vlajo Challenge can be used for 3 purposes:

  • To experience the subject matter of having a business
  • To practice the subject matter after theory
  • As an instrument for evaluation

 The teacher has absolute control over the game. He decides the speed of the game, the difficulty level (which can be changed during the game), playing together in small teams or individual,… He can also personalize the game, adapt it to the real-life situation of the students, by creating an own city to play in.

Before playing, the teacher creates a new ‘plaza’ for his students. He chooses a city, the difficulty level, the number of rounds to be played, and the number of players. For each player, a different account and password is then created. Because all is online, no specific installations are needed. The student just needs his login name and password, and the web address.


Management Training Programme

Mostly university students are gathered for advanced managment training programme. The idea was takenfrom General Elctric training inMadrid. Students learn how to deelop mission, vision, goals of an organisation and several brainstorming methods. They learn abaout management and leadership styles and assess themselves. They learn about communication and target groups of the business. Also partner relations and their analysis.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Estonia

Entrepreneurship Academy Programme

The JA South Africa Entrepreneurship Academy Programme - a seven to eight month long programme for grades 10 – 12, with weekly sessions of three hours each, incorporating entrepreneurial, financial literacy and workplace readiness programmes, as well as micro-economics and business ethics. 

 


Girls Enterprise Program

Girls Enterprise Program is a specific program for girls who are drawn from schools and out of school young girls within 16-18 years. The program aims to teach them entreprenuership and skill acquisition in areas of interest. Skiils such as photography, computer acquisition, pastry making etc are taught.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Nigeria

Ready- Set-Go

Ready-Set-Go is a JA program designed to train Nigerian youth in three locations Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt on Financial Literacy, Leadership Development Skills, Entreprenuership mentoring and Work readiness skills.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Nigeria

Entrepreneurship Master Class (EMC) High Pakistan

By developing the essential components of a business plan, the Entrepreneurship Master Class challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

 

  • Recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Start thinking about their business goals and assess them from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrate business-planning skills for an online venture start-up, financing, management, and long-term goals.
  • Develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under very tight deadlines

 

Session Summary

 

This exciting one-day (4-5 hour) workshop introduces 45-50 high school/college students to the concept of self-employment as well as an understanding of the skills, attitudes and behaviors of entrepreneurs, all of which are involved in setting up and running a business. Meant to expand their horizons and direct their thinking towards the future in a fun way. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving alongside communication and presentation skills;
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude;
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and adapting to change.

 

Session Activities

Activity 1: How Much of an Entrepreneur are you?

Students are introduced to the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and assess themselves in light of the same, so as to build their knowledge of the business world. 

Activity 2: Start Thinking

Students take on the roles of young entrepreneurs as they identify various issues within their localities and develop ‘business solutions’ to overcome each problem.

Activity 3: You as a Business/You as a Customer

Student groups first identify key characteristics of a successful business idea and then place themselves in a customer’s shoes to understand how their business goals affect their image as portrayed by their customers.

Activity 4: The Business Plan

Students apply the knowledge gained to their product or services and complete a sample business plan, which is to be presented within 2.5 minutes bearing in mind all key aspects of a start-up business venture.


Team Programme

The Young Enterprise Team Programme is an exciting enterprise journey that is suitable for students aged 15 to 19+ who have mild to moderate learning difficulties or are studying for Entry Level or Level 1 qualifications.

It is designed to aid the transition from education into independent living and employment by developing life skills through working as a team to set up and run a business or social enterprise. Full teacher and student resources are provided which have been designed to meet a range of abilities and needs. 


Aflatoun

 Aflatoun is a worldwide movement which could not be created without curriculum adaptation, without generous support and dedication of JAA team, teachers, children, parents, trainers, ministry, donors, partners, volunteers, board members, , family and friends – everyone who has helped bring Aflatoun to children in Armenia.
The Aflatoun Secretariat provided a curriculum and training, and JA Armenia adapted the curriculum, find the resources to deliver and implement the programme in schools.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Armenia

Entrepreneurship Master Class (EMC) Tanzania

By developing the essential components of a business plan, the Entrepreneurship Master Class challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

 

  • Recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Start thinking about their business goals and assess them from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrate business-planning skills for an online venture start-up, financing, management, and long-term goals.
  • Develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under very tight deadlines

 

Session Summary

 

This exciting one-day (4-5 hour) workshop introduces 45-50 high school/college students to the concept of self-employment as well as an understanding of the skills, attitudes and behaviors of entrepreneurs, all of which are involved in setting up and running a business. Meant to expand their horizons and direct their thinking towards the future in a fun way. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving alongside communication and presentation skills;
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude;
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and adapting to change.

 

Session Activities

Activity 1: How Much of an Entrepreneur are you?

Students are introduced to the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and assess themselves in light of the same, so as to build their knowledge of the business world. 

Activity 2: Start Thinking

Students take on the roles of young entrepreneurs as they identify various issues within their localities and develop ‘business solutions’ to overcome each problem.

Activity 3: You as a Business/You as a Customer

Student groups first identify key characteristics of a successful business idea and then place themselves in a customer’s shoes to understand how their business goals affect their image as portrayed by their customers.

Activity 4: The Business Plan

Students apply the knowledge gained to their product or services and complete a sample business plan, which is to be presented within 2.5 minutes bearing in mind all key aspects of a start-up business venture.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Tanzania

Idea Design High - Lebanon

This program is designed to help the participants excel with their predefined ideas. Based on the reputable design thinking method, participants collaboratively solve problems. This is followed by interactive discussions about the core elements of a great idea. By the end of this learning experience, participants will have created their own ideas for their promising enterprises.


Idea Design Uni - Lebanon

This program is designed to help the participants excel with their predefined ideas. Based on the reputable design thinking method, participants collaboratively solve problems. This is followed by interactive discussions about the core elements of a great idea. By the end of this learning experience, participants will have created their own ideas for their promising enterprises.


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