As the Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship, I really see the value in going through this. For myself as an instructor, but also in helping some of the faculty on at my university who are starting to engage in entrepreneurship and trying to figure out “how do I go deeper into this and be even more successful?” I can go back from the Go Deep program and continue to use the process I learned here. I want it for my faculty as well.
The day to day responsibilities of being a university professor and administrator don’t ever seem to provide enough time to do the kind of deep work that contributes in a meaningful way to the discipline and my research and teaching goals. Having the chance to remove other distractions and get together with colleagues to explore the boundaries of teaching and learning entrepreneurship at the Go Deep Program was a gift that has continued to provide great benefits.
During my time in the Go Deep Program, I expanded my vision of what is possible in the classroom, and gained the tools to make magic happen.
The link to outcome and assessment was excellent. So many times we do things because that’s the way we’ve always done them. The program challenged me to revisit what I was doing and helped me become more strategic as to why I was doing them.
The program is a great balance of facilitated work, group think, and individual work. The facilitation forces you to think in ways you maybe haven’t, the cohort’s breadth of experience is invaluable, and the built-in time to do real work allows you to make a plan to implement.
I have been honored to exchange ideas, collaborate, and dream big with this group of global change agents in the entrepreneurship education platform. I appreciated the feedback on my ideas as well as the opportunity to share input with others on a portfolio of significant works.
This program helped me frame my ideas and truly reflect on what I want to teach my entrepreneurship students. The experience was truly inspirational. The openness, trust and respect of the group made it possible to engage every issue with a “why not?” attitude. I felt like we could change the world! I have made lasting connections with all of the participants and feel like we are more powerful together.
Thought provoking, challenging, yet inspirational … it will challenge what you think you know about entrepreneurship education, while at the same time giving you the knowledge to make you a better educator.
The varied backgrounds and personalities created a dynamic, mind stretching experience.
Making significant changes to a curricular project is daunting. The support and guidance received from Alex and the Go Deep Scholars is instrumental in transforming the experience and delivering to my students. (PS. And the food and scenery were phenomenal!)