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Columbia Business School Program: Venture for All®

Venture for All® challenges top students aiming to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

We are excited to offer a chance for both university and high school students to participate in the Columbia Business School program, Venture for All®.  This global initiative is for talented students who seek to develop the entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed in the classroom or professional world. These student programs are designed to build on existing strengths to solve important global problems through entrepreneurial thinking and action. Each class blends contemporary theory and practice in areas of design, entrepreneurship, innovation, and team leadership. In a collaborative setting with peers, students work on real problems that lead to business and/or social enterprise creation and launch. Throughout the class, students refine their venture’s hypothesized business model based on instructor, peer, customer, and local investor feedback.

How does it work?

Students can come individually or as part of a class to participate in full-day (1 week) or half-day sessions (2 weeks).

Students have the chance to participate in the program all year round and in any location (Venture for All® instructors are able to travel worldwide!). Accommodation can be dorm, hotel, or home stay, and the program can include optional GPI US arranged activities, workshops, lectures, and tours.

We have our first Japanese high school participating in the program this summer!

Read more about their program here: [Link to Blog]

Other Programs

Global Empowerment Mindset (GEM) Program

The GEM Program is centered around the concept of personal empowerment. GEM sessions form a highly interactive environment by incorporating inquiry-based learning, discussion-based learning, and active learning strategies. Gem Sessions are conducted fully in English and lead by an instructor with group leaders who lead small group discussions.

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GEM at Claremont Colleges

GEM at Claremont Colleges is developed and operated in collaboration with the Drucker Institute, a social enterprise that is a part of Claremont Graduate University. The program contains three Drucker for Future Leaders (DFL) sessions that is run by the Drucker Institute as well as GEM sessions. DFL teaches management and leadership skills based on the teachings of Peter F. Drucker.

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Active ESL

The Active ESL program utilizes active learning strategies to increase language communication and listening skills in an engaging and rewarding manner. Program instructors are mindful of the diverse language abilities of students and are effective in enabling students to take initiative. Instructors also have the support of qualified university students, who take on the mentoring role of group leader, to ensure more individualized attention for each student.

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Girl Power

The Girl Power! in Seattle program uses English as second language (ESL) lessons, activities, and field trips to provide teenage girls with the opportunity to explore what girl power is, build their confidence as a woman, and gain insight on how they can thrive in the global world and their future.

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Social Entrepreneurship Program with the Drucker Institute

Social Entrepreneurship Program with the Drucker Institute offers a rare opportunity for university students to engage with some of the most essential tools for leadership and management as developed by Peter Drucker the “father of modern management.” At the heart of this program lie the fundamentals of social entrepreneurship, an area which, alongside the corporate and public sectors, Drucker deemed essential to any functioning society.

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Custom Group Programs

GPI US understands that every group can be vastly different due to their education system, culture, English level, academic focus, and more. The program for one group may not fit the needs and have the academic focus desired from another group. With information about the group’s demographic, English level, accommodation preference, desired program length, program focus, and requested location to visit, GPI US will meticulously tailor an impactful learning experience for your group.

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