Past Workshops

ICESI University – “Innovation Management South Florida Non-Credit Program”

ICESI University Master’s in Innovation and Project Management students traveled from Colombia to FIU in December for a four (4) day non-credit program that included workshops and meetings with local entrepreneurs.  Some of the topics covered during the program were: Business Strategy & Innovation, Social Innovation, Marketing, Mastering Negotiation Skills, Social Enterprise & Grassroots Innovation, Conversational Skills, 21st Century Technologies and Innovation Management.  This training  complemented the studies at ICESI in the area of innovation and management.  In addition to the training, the students were able to experience our unique and wonderful South Florida culture.

The training included a team-building exercise at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus,  the ROPES program, which the students extremely enjoyed.

The visit to the City of Miami was one of the highlights of the program. The Continuing Education team at FIU wants to thank Mr. Eddy Leal, Counsel to the Mayor and Mr. Alejandro Servalli, Senior Advisor of International Affairs to City Manager, for hosting this visit.

As part of the program, the students worked on group projects to present on the last day.  They were required to implement a holistic analysis following the PESTEL Model. The analysis was pertinent to the participants’ work industry, company, or region.  The presentations were extraordinary and we congratulate everyone for such exemplary work.

Program Mentors: from l. to r. Dr. Jorge N. Zumaeta, Barbara Cotto, Dr. Maria Clara Betancourt, Edda Caputto, Robert Hacker, Adriana Madrinan, Dr. Hugo Arboleda, Yovana Aguilera Peña and Ms. Mercedes M. Ponce.

The program would not have been a success without the amazing team of instructors that were part of the program: Dr. Jorge N. Zumaeta-FIU Senior Director Continuing Education, Ms. Daniela Cadena-StartUP FIU Program Director, Mr. Manny Sarmiento-President Doral Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Edda Caputto-Ontological Coach, Ms. Alexandra Ramirez-Financial Coach, Ms. Barbara Cotto-StartUP FIU Program Director, Mr. Xavier Navarro-Chief Visionary-InnovaBoard and Mr. Robert Hacker-StartUP FIU  Director.  Thank you so much for your support!

A visit to FIU would not have been complete without a visit from Roary! What a special treat for the ICESI participants!

Thank you ICESI!!!!

Congratulations ICESI participants for taking the next step to professional and personal growth!