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Economic Empowerment


2020 Pathways to Success Program Master Schedule

Week 1 Saturday, February 1, 2020-Program Orientation & Overview
(10 am to Noon)

● Overview of Program

● Program Expectations and Policies

● Pre-program Survey

● Spio’s 7-Game Changing Traits for Uncommon Success & the “Game-Changer’s Pledge”

Week 2 Saturday, February 8, 2020- Entrepreneurship Basics 1
(10 am to 2 pm)

● Entrepreneurship and Small Business Defined

● The Small Business Landscape: Highlights of Past & Present

Week 3 Saturday, February 15, 2020-Entrepreneurship Basics Part 2
(10 am to 2 pm)

● Business Ideation

● Market Research and Business Start-Up Risks

● The Business Plan: From Ideation to Documentation

Week 4 Saturday, February 22, 2020- Entrepreneurship Basics Part 3
(10 am to 2 pm)

● Start-Up Funding and Agencies for Small Businesses

● A Day in the Life of a Shark

● Chapter “Shark Tank” Competition planning

Week 5 Saturday, February 29, 2020- Essentials to Corporate and Career Success Part 1
(10 am to 2 pm)

● Empowered to Be Smart/Work Smart

● Choices & Consequences

● Hard-Skills vs. Soft-Skills: What’s the Difference?

● Fearlessness/Grit in the Workplace

● Shark Tank Preparation

● Mid Program Survey

Week 6 Saturday, March 7, 2020- Essentials to Corporate and Career Success Part 2
(10 am to 2 pm)

● You’re a VIP: Valuable Inter-Personal Effectiveness

● PPS: Performance & People Skills

● Networking

● Nurturing the Networking Relationship

● Usefulness of the Internet: The Electronic Edge
● Pitfalls of Social Media
● Shark Tank Preparation

Week 7 Saturday, March 14, 2020- Essentials to Corporate and Career Success Part 3
(10 am to 2 pm)


● CIA: Career & Inside Advantages
● Self-Assessment and Skills Development Goal Setting
● ROI: Return on Investment
● Shark Tank Preparation
● Final Presentation Preparation

Week 8 Saturday, March 21, 2020 Financial Literacy Event
(10 am to Noon)

● Shark Tank Preparation
● Final Presentation Preparation

Week 9 Saturday, March 28, 2019-Shark Tank Competition
(10 am to 1 pm)

Week 10 Saturday, April 4, 2020--Daytrip to Kentucky State University or Campus visit to Spalding University

Week 11 Saturday, April 11, 2019 Celebrations!!!! Presentations by participants!
(10 am to Noon)


● End of Program Survey

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