Specialty courses

Specialty courses appeal to those at all experience levels and focus on hyper-specific topics. These courses allow you to build on your experience according to your unique needs, enhancing your professional toolkit by helping you stay abreast of current best practices.


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Specialty Courses: Online Opportunities

Each course offered will be either taught with a live virtual instructor or as an online self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own schedule and take the course anytime that is convenient for you.

The courses offered with a live virtual instructor will take place at specific times and you will be required to attend each session to complete the course.

Like an in-person course, the online courses challenge and equip you with the knowledge you need to propel your career and add value for your clients. When you sign up for online self-paced education, you gain access to the knowledge of experienced instructors through written materials, industry-specific curated videos and case studies.  All online self-paced courses have an end-of-course (EOC) exam.

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Current Online Instructor-Led Courses

Advanced Mentor Development Certification (October 10 – 17, 2023)

Instructor: Thomas Hordam, Founder, WeLoveMentors

Become a certified Mentor Program Manager through this certification course. Whether you are planning to launch a new mentoring program for your clients or looking to increase the impact of your existing program, this certification will give you the tools, resources, knowledge, and credibility to have a successful mentoring program.

The course curriculum and content is suited for implementation as an online program, an in person program or as a hybrid. It will guide you through strategies for recruiting, selecting, and training mentors, as well as for retaining them in the program. The course will also introduce techniques of matching the right mentors with the right mentees for the right purpose as well as effective ways to measure client outcomes. Finally the course demonstrates how mentors are easily rated by your clients to ensure the quality of your program. This course consists of three two-hour webinars, October 10th, 11th and 17th, with a follow up webinar on November 7th, will start at 10 a.m. EDT

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Live course offerings

An Ecosystem Development Workshop: Build your Community Framework to Accelerate Regional Collaboration

Continuing the partnership forged last year between InBIA and CO.STARTERS, this course will help participants create or refine their communities’ entrepreneurship roadmaps through a number of exclusively developed exercises and proven tools, drawing on the experience of leading regional innovation ecosystem developers. Course leaders will guide attendees through every aspect of the development of their roadmaps, including stakeholder/asset mapping (community discovery), program vetting and deployment planning, and early  assessment resources (community health check-up). Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind,  immersive workshop for entrepreneurship centers interested in deepening their connections with their local ecosystems.

Entrepreneurship Center Revenue and Grant Strategies

This highly valuable course is a must-do for any level of entrepreneurship center manager. Led by an industry veteran who has fostered sustainable incubators and entrepreneurial ecosystems, attendees will learn tips, tricks, and fundraising insights sure to bring in income. Attendees will walk through a number of business models as well as winning award proposals of millions of dollars. The course includes resources including grant templates, awarded proposals, samples, guides for successful revenue streams, sponsorship packets, standard client equity requests, and more, all of which will be available in the Exchange community long after the course is over.


*Pricing is subject to change for live events. Please check our event pages upcoming live training opportunities.

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InBIA Members:

  • $550/course

PLEASE NOTE: all course prices in $ USD

InBIA Non-Members:

  • $650/course

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