Entrepreneurial education and strategic planning courses available for Romanian SMEs for free starting this summer

Anca Alexe 07/06/2018 | 11:56

A Romanian consulting company has launched the Adaptable and Performant Human Capital (CUPA) project, through which managers and entrepreneurs in the Center, West, North-West and North-East regions of Romania can take part in entrepreneurial education courses, business coaching sessions and strategic planning workshops, according to Startup Cafe.

The main industries targeted by the project are those with high potential for growth and innovation: wood and furniture, creative industries, automobiles and components, IT and telecom.

As these fields are in continuous development, the professional education of managers and employees represents a competitiveness factor – harnessing the full potential of employees is not just a strategic objective when it is completed by a competent HR team, action plans for professional formation of employees and a network for supporting managers and entrepreneurs with long-term visions.

Furthermore, most employees see workplace training as the best learning method. The main barrier for both employees and employers is the cost of trainings.

A study by the Education Sciences Institute shows there is a growing interest among companies for educating their own employees: over half of surveyed employers are concerned with the professional formation of employees, and implicitly by the development of long-term strategies for this objective.

The CUPA project aims to address these needs of SMEs in the four development regions. The project lasts 12 months and will include the following activities:

  • Entrepreneurial education courses for 445 managers and entrepreneurs in SMEs
  • Strategic development courses for 60 employees in the human resources departments of SMEs
  • Testing-practicing sessions of knowledge, including through an IT tool for continuous distance learning
  • Workshops on strategic planning for SMEs: vision, mission, objective, resources, values
  • Business coaching for 100 managers and entrepreneurs
  • 55 SMEs supported in elaborating strategic plans

Registration will open later this month on iceberg.ro and available places will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Participation is free of charge and costs are co-financed through the 2014-2020 Human Capital Operational Programme.


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