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 ASPIRA/Morgan Stanley Entreprepeurial Leadership InitiativeSession One
Entrepreneurial Leadership Program 
Facilitator’s Guide
Session One: What Is Entrepreneurship?
 What Is Entrepreneurship?
Session One
Entrepreneurship is about seeing opportunities and bringing about change. Aspira and our corporate partner, Morgan Stanley, believe that true opportunitieslie in our young people.
demonstrate every day that they have thecreativity and the motivation to change their world. Through this course, wehope to provide you with more tools to see possibilities and succeed in whatever you choose. Aspira supports business education because we believethat the Latino community will not move forward as long as it remains poor.More Latinos need to embrace financial opportunities, both in their careers andin their personal lives. Imagine how the world would change if more Latinosheld high-powered positions in companies or owned their own businesses.During the next ten sessions, you will learn about leadership. More importantly, you will start to see that you already have many leadership qualities. We willdiscuss the fundamentals of being successful in business, including attitude andgoal-setting, as well how to put yourself on the right educational track for asolid career in business. However, this class is not just talk. This will be a hands-on experience, where you will have a chance to develop a successful businessplan and actually start your own business. You will also learn about investingand practice managing your own stock portfolio. You will visit the financialcenter of your city, tour the trading floor, see the offices of major investmentbanks, and visit the campuses of nearby business programs. You will have achance to mentor with an investment banker and intern at a local small businessor at a major corporation.This class is about you. We want it to be driven by the students. If you don’t likesomething or see something missing, speak up! You have a chance torecommend activities, trips and other opportunities. Aspira Business Clubs arebeing created in four cities: New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington (DE) andChicago. Each group will be full of talented young people who have already shown strong initiative to take on new challenges while having fun. We hope you decide to communicate with the other Aspira Business Clubs to share ideasand maybe plan to meet.
 Just like starting a business, being a part of this class involves commitment andhard work. Because there is a lot of information to cover, you will have to workoutside of class to cover the background reading and research, as well as todevelop plans for your own business. We want this experience to be rewardingfor you, one that may change the course of your life. Are you ready?
Session Goals:
The introductory session to the Entrepreneurial Leadership Course and the first meetingof the ASPIRA Business Club should serve to welcome the participants, break the ice,discuss the broad outline of the course and the schedule of activities, and get feedbackfrom the participants in terms of what they want to get out of the course.
Section activities at a glance:
Suggested ActivitiesTimeObjective
1.1 Introduction
15Present students with the class
to the Course:
format and schedule; discuss
what the course will cover;
(optional) explain planningexercise.
1.2 What is
20Give an overview of how
entrepreneurship is different from
and why should
other careers. Discuss the
we learn about it?
reasons that entrepreneurshipeducation benefits young peopleand the problems it can helpsolve.
1.3 Class Discussion:
25Solicit input from students on
Review preliminary
what they have observed about
research, current
entrepreneurship. Define case
events and
studies and explain their use.
case studies
Detail how journals will be usedthroughout course.
1.4 Discussion of
25Discuss this weeks assigned text.
Review the major lessons and
answer any questions. Determinehow studentscan put theinformation to use for their ownentrepreneurship plans.
1.5 Session II
10Provide overview of next sessions
Preview and
topic. Clarify time and meeting
place of next activity. Assignbackground reading.
 ASPIRA/Morgan Stanley Entreprepeurial Leadership InitiativeSession One
Entrepreneurial Leadership Program 
Facilitator’s Guide
Session One: What Is Entrepreneurship?
presentation presentation discussion book talk preview
 Activity 1.1:Course Overview
15 minutes
Present students with the class format and schedule; discuss what thecourse will cover; (optional) explain planning exercise.
Materials Needed:
Chalkboard, overhead and transparencies, or flip chart.Copies of Session 1 Handouts for each student.
Steps to Cover:1)Welcome the students.
Explain your role as the Aspira Business Club (ABC)facilitator.
2) Explain the overall course format,
i.e. There will be a total of 10 classroomsessions. Indicate the regular meetings time/place and how students will beinformed of any changes or additions to the meeting schedule. Discuss theteaching methods (detailed in the
Teaching Entrepreneurship Guide 
):1) Facilitator presentation2) Student handouts3) Class discussion4) Outside reading5) Regular research6) Journal keeping7)
The Stock Market Game 
8) Guest speakers9) Career Panel10)Mentors11)Developing a business plan (last 3 sessions)12)Activities and trips13)Internships
3)Explain Session I format
a) Facilitator Presentationb) Class discussion of entrepreneurship; preliminary business ideasc) Discuss ‘case studies’ from students’ observationsd) Discussion of pre-class reading:
 Rules for Revolutionaries 
e) Assignments; Preview of Session 2
 ASPIRA/Morgan Stanley Entreprepeurial Leadership InitiativeSession One
Entrepreneurial Leadership Program 
Facilitator’s Guide
Session One: What Is Entrepreneurship?

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