Train the Trainer Program

Teaching entrepreneurial skills – a Train the Trainer Program for entrepreneurial teachers in Rotterdam


O2LAB Rotterdam is the hub for entrepreneurial education in the city of Rotterdam initiated by Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and Hogeschool Rotterdam, and powered by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (EZK). Its mission is to achieve impact by strengthening entrepreneurial education by creating a community of entrepreneurial higher education institutions (WO, HBO & MBO), working closely with their students and teachers, and local SMEs.

Why entrepreneurial education?

With this Train the Trainer course, O2LAB Rotterdam trains teachers to have the right mindset and resources to foster entrepreneurship among their students. Entrepreneurship education is way broader than teaching students how to set up a business. It entails fostering their entrepreneurial thinking and a growth mindset focused on value creation. We need our younger generations to master these skills to be able to deal with the pressing societal issues of the future in innovative and creative ways.

The program

During the train the trainer course, you will learn how to structure an educational activity (curricular or extra-curricular) that fosters an entrepreneurial mindset with students. In this way, you can help them develop the skills needed to solve complex societal challenges, but also improve their employability by enabling them to spot strategic opportunities and acting upon them.

For Who

Teachers from Rotterdam Higher Education Institutions (WO, HBO and MBO). It is not a requirement that participants are focused on entrepreneurship as a subject.


The course will take place on the following days:

  • 21st June | all day;
  • 28th June | afternoon;
  • 5th July 5 | afternoon;
  • Refresher: 20th September | afternoon.


The location of the course will be announced in due course.


Participation in the course is free for participants from Erasmus University Rotterdam signing up through the O2LAB Rotterdam. The costs are covered by the Dutch Ministry for Economic Affairs (EZK).

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