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The way a business responds to a crisis can be the difference between it emerging stronger or not all.  With this in mind, we are sharing six inadequate responses, turn these around and you have the coordinates for strong decision-making.

Adaylia-MarieHere are some presentations from just one ABE Endorsed KidsMBA cohort at CTS College in Trinidad & Tobago which really demonstrate how this course fires young people's imagination and builds their confidence. 

Social cropThis infographic tells the story of ABE in the 12 months from March 2020.  It was originally created for ABE's internal staff, who work incredibly hard and don't always have time to step back and look at all the things they help to achieve.  It got such a warm reception that we thought it would be nice to share it more widely as it celebrates all of our stakeholders.

RelaxedThis blog is to highlight the key differences between regulated and unregulated qualifications.  In the UK the qualification regulator for England is Ofqual.  According to Ofqual’s own general conditions when referring to a ‘qualification’ they are talking about a regulated qualification. This however this is not always the case with many awarding organisations, centres and employers using the term ‘qualification’ to describe unregulated provision. This can often be the cause of a great deal of confusion, particularly for students.

KimiaFor more than twelve years, Nations in Guyana, South America, has partnered with ABE offering ABE Level 4 or Level 5 Diploma courses. But about 18 months ago Nations expanded its field of vision when Dr O’Toole, the Director of Nations, had the opportunity to travel to The Gambia in West Africa and to Turkey to explore new collaborations and the opportunity to use education to make a positive difference in people's lives.  

EFF 5 CROPUsing the findings from the Educating Future Founders study, we present the compelling reasons why ABE supports the introduction of entrepreneurship education from the start of secondary school.

CTS KidsMBACTS College in Trinidad and Tobago introduced ABE Endorsed KidsMBA in June 2020.  Originally the plan had been to run face to face classes but COVID-19 meant the entire course had to be delivered remotely.   Here is the feedback we received from tutor,  Jenelle Alexander-Ramkissoon, and the story of the impact the programme had one young participant.

EFF headerTaken from the foreword of the Educating Future Founders report by Westminster think tank The Entrepreneurs Network, ABE's chief executive, Rob May, talks about why ABE is supporting this campaign which calls on entrepreneurship education to be included in the school curriculum.

Presentation checklistA great presenter can introduce a concept to colleagues and peers with wit and ease.  For some people presenting is a skill that comes naturally.  For others, the idea of doing a speech is irrationally terrifying.  Whichever category you come into, giving a stand-up speech or online presentation is a chance to show what you know and put your ideas across.  Here is a checklist of things you can do to help you make the most of the opportunity.

Professional writingPolish your prose to perfection and enhance your professional reputation with our guide to written communication.

Bounce-back-abilityIn the wake of disruption caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, ABE has been focusing on bounce-back-ability.  This is the term we've adopted as we look at ways to support our stakeholders - from individuals, to centres, to corporate clients, to communities - so they can bounce back stronger and more resilient.  In the following blog, ABE's Asia Director, Suren Verma, talks about what this means to him

Managing a team remotelyABE’s Director of Business Development, Steve Smith,  has, for many years, led a large international team with no two people based in the same country.  Now, with so many of us having to work from home, he shares his experience to help others faced with the challenge of managing their team remotely for the first time.