Structure and Training

A three-phase approach

Phase 1: Assessing achievements

Assessment of the overall situation of the participant

Period of 3 to 5 weeks

6 EVALUATIONS TO COMPLETE ON THE WEB PLATFORM
  • Training 1 – Self-portrait
    This training module enables women to analyze their life situation with the goal of forming a complete picture of their current situation.
  • Training 2 – Managing the unexpected
    This training module permits the analysis of needs in light of the emotions which women experience, to understand the phenomenon of resilience, and to find the means to better manage shocks which will disrupt the action plan or their lives.
  • Training 3 – Financial education
    This training module enables women to educate themselves financially in order to be able to function well in their everyday lives. It covers essential skills such as personal budget management, the use of credit, saving and indebtedness.
  • Training 4 – Financial portrait
    This training module involves the establishment of a clear financial picture which is easy to understand and which will help women to set financial objectives with the goal of attaining or maintaining their financial autonomy.
  • Training 5 – Develop my action plan
    In addition to having them discover their creative potential, this training module enables women to explore and visualize entrepreneurial, academic, or professional projects.
  • Training 6 – Build my action plan
    This training module enables women to build a realistic, concrete, and positive action plan for the future.

Development of an action plan with the program’s advisor

Phase 2: Getting started

Learning and reinforcement of capabilities

Period of 12 to 14 weeks

Psychometric testing

The world-renowned Success Finder is a psychometric test that predicts both job satisfaction and job success. It helps people discover their natural strengths and target roles that enable them to reach their full potential. This tool has a very positive effect on self-esteem.

Access to the web portal of

Optimum Talent’s career portal offers a variety of essential  and professional tips for returning to work.

In group training
  • Course 1 – Business model : validation of the idea
    This workshop is a reflection and group exchange on the business idea or opportunity and the elements which are the foundation of a business project. It is a first look at the research and work which will have to be done in the development of the business plan.
  • Course 2 – Project : description
    This workshop enables us to describe the products and services of the business in addition to offering good tools to women entrepreneurs to direct the actions in the business plan.
  • Course 3 – Market study
    This workshop enables us to evaluate and define the competition. It also enables us to identify the marketing strategies which are appropriate to the entrepreneurs’ situations.
  • Course 4 – Marketing
    This workshop prepares women entrepreneurs to present their business, their services and/or products to future partners, investors, or clients in an effective manner.
  • Course 5 – Operating plan
    This workshop makes women entrepreneurs aware of the costs associated with the production of their product or service as well as enabling them to understand how to calculate production costs, the breakeven point, and startup costs.
  • Course 6 – Financial plan
    This workshop introduces women to the idea of accounting. It shows how to make a realistic picture of the finances of one’s business and to demystify startup costs and investments.

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPANIEMENT

Study of viability of the project and accompaniment in the elaboration of the business plan. Essential support for the success and success of the project.

 

Obtaining a certificate

Psychometric testing

The world-renowned Success Finder is a psychometric test that predicts both job satisfaction and job success. It helps people discover their natural strengths and target roles that enable them to reach their full potential. This tool has a very positive effect on self-esteem.

Access to the web portal of

Optimum Talent’s career portal offers a variety of essential and professional tips for returning to work.

Online training
  • Course 1 – How to sell yourself
    This workshop provides the tools necessary to prepare for employment interviews, and prepares candidates to express themselves clearly and confidently.
  • Course 2 – Going back to school as an adult
    This workshop helps depict a realistic picture or the challenges of returning to school as an adult and gives tools to facilitate the reintegration.
  • Course 3 – The curriculum vitae
    This workshop permits the identification of the essential elements to be taken into consideration during the development or updating of a curriculum vitae.

Individual accompaniement

Access to professional guidance and recommendations as well as support towards interview preparation when necessary.

Obtaining a certificate

Phase 3: Support for success

Integration to the Let’s Start Up community.

  • Course 7 – Social media
    This workshop, in addition to giving hints on how to master social media, is an overview of the most popular platforms for women entrepreneurs.
  • Course 8 – Customer service
    This workshop talks about techniques to generate customer loyalty and assist women entrepreneurs in recognizing certain errors which could creep into their customer service.
  • Course 9 – Business management
    Managing a business requires a big investment of time and energy. Through this workshop, women entrepreneurs will see how it is possible to establish and maintain healthy management of the business.

Individual accompaniment by an expert-coach in entrepreneurship.

Phase 3: Support for success

Integration to the Let’s Start Up community.

Individual accompaniment.