ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy

ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy

ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy

28 September–9 October 2020
The course is available in English, Español
Introduction to the academy

The ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy 2020 offers participants the possibility to become certified trainers in the ILO SIYB training packages. This Online Academy combines intense training of trainers on both content- and methodological issues, and cannot be missed by any trainer working for a public or private institution striving to make a real difference in the lives of new or existing entrepreneurs. It is based on the most recent versions of Generate Your Business Idea (GYB), Start Your Business (SYB) and Improve Your Business (IYB).

Who attends this academy?

The ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy welcomes: - Trainers working for public or private institutions, BDS providers, microfinance institutions or as consultants; - Established ILO certified trainers who want to upgrade their skills and/or become trainers in new training packages; - Managers of enterprise development organizations or microfinance institutions, who wish to learn more about the training offered by the ILO for their programmes and projects.

Training packages

Trainers will be certified to train the following training packages:

Generate Your Business Idea (GYB) is intended for people who would like to start a business, and who, through the training, develop a concrete business idea ready for implementation.

Start Your Business (SYB) is for potential entrepreneurs who want to start a small business and already have a concrete business idea. The programme is a combination of training, field work and after-training support, and helps participants assess their readiness to start a business and to prepare a business plan and evaluate its viability.

Improve Your Business (IYB) introduces already practising entrepreneurs to good principles of business management. Its six modules (marketing, costing, buying and stock control, record keeping, planning for your business, and people and productivity) can be taught individually or all combined in a full course.


The Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy will consist of three distinct phases:

Preparatory phase

The preparatory learning phase will be offered on the ITC-ILO E-campus and involves around 20 hours of work in total. It can be done from any computer with internet access. Participants will familiarize themselves with basis nomenclatures and concepts, the content of the selected training package and related on-line training methodologies. Participants will be required to complete an on-line knowledge test at the end of the distance learning phase and prepare and send two video registrations of one training sessions on SYB and one training session on IYB.

On-line Training of Trainers

The preparatory phase is followed by two weeks on-line Training of Trainers on 28 Septebmer – 9 October, delivered by SIYB Master Trainers and ITCILO online training experts. This phase involved around 40 hours of work in total. Upon successful completion of the on-line Training of Trainers, the participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Post-TOT assignments

Participants who successfully completed the preparatory phase and the On-line Training of Trainers, will be required to themselves deliver two SIYB training courses. Upon reception by the ITCILO of proof of successful course delivery in line with the required quality standards (video recording and course evaluation), participants will receive an SIYB trainers’ certificate. The estimated time investment during this phase is 100 hours.


The Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy is offered in English and Spanish.

Applications and fees

Participants to apply in the Forum should fill their application not later than 7 September 2020 on this link: The Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy has a limited number of places available. Applicants will be enrolled based on their qualifications and a first come first serve basis.

The participation fee is 1,400 Euro.

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