Upcoming Trainings

United States

Where: Reach Beyond, 1065 W Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
When: May 15-16 8:30-5pm each day
Cost: $350 per person.

Who: Nonprofit and faith-based organizational leaders, board members, volunteers or staff interested in learning to utilize Yobel International’s specific model of empowering emerging entrepreneurs within a developing context through business and financial management.

What: Be equipped to utilize Yobel International's unique and effective entrepreneurial training curriculum on behalf of those your organization serves.

  • This training enables you to understand how to both conduct and train national facilitators, service teams, and individuals in our interactive method of teaching basic business skills.
  • This training is culturally adaptable and designed to reach entrepreneurs from vulnerable backgrounds having lower education and income levels.
  • Yobel will train you to understand what is involved in hosting a course in your region, including: communicating well with translators and local leadership, equipping your facilitation team prior to the course, structuring your time, and how to effectively execute interactive elements such as games and skits.
  • You will be taught to lead and engage group discussions, to troubleshoot many cultural differences and beliefs, and to conduct valuable surveys and follow up.
[This training] has played a very pivotal role in the direction of our business. I feel more confident in the cooperative’s ability to achieve self-sufficiency.
— Katie Hile, Founder and Director of Totonga Bomoi in DRC

Being trained to use the curriculum personally by Yobel through this training or in the future is a prerequisite to being considered for licensure. Licensure is a separate fee not included in this training.

Why: Yobel has received many requests to share our business development program with other organizations over the past 4 years. We have been working as an organization to ready our curriculum for this very thing, as it is our desire to see it multiply in a cost effective manner around the globe. While Yobel is available to be contracted for in-country trainings, time and resources are often limited and therefore we want to empower other organizations to utilize the training for the sake of their own mission.

I think the greatest value of the week was learning the method and value system behind the training. It’s really a philosophy that guides decision making. Giving people the opportunity to re-think development and aid is so so valuable and really affirming. You guys also have an unwavering and pure perspective on how to “help.” Also, your ability to put that philosophy it all in a very understandable package and sharable package [training manual] is awesome.
— Henry Howard, Director of Come, Let’s Dance in Uganda

I’m encouraged at “the light bulbs” that I saw come on in so many of our villagers who now have skills to improve their own lives.This is a big step toward sustainable improvement in their lives.
— Julie Secrist, Director of HEED Uganda

Please contact Yobel International’s Program Administrator, Jessica Birkelo, with any questions you may have about your involvement and how this training may benefit your organization. Payment is due at time of reservation and can be made via check payable to Yobel International or pay online. Refunds due to cancellation are available if your spot can be filled by another individual.

Curriculum samples and other impact reports from our past trainings are available on our Impact page on our website.

We look forward to hosting you!

Jessica Birkelo
(719) 433-1318
27 S. Sierra Madre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

My favorite memory was right after class ended on day 4 all the entrepreneurs hung around outside talking animatedly and sharing ideas about savings plans. That sort of epitomizes the transformation I saw throughout the week.
— Haley Millet, Trainer in Uganda