Vietnamese consultants trained on use of IB Accelerator toolkit

Quyen Nguyen
By on August 19, 2015

The Inclusive Business Accelerator (IBA) Program successfully organized a training course on Inclusive Business (IB) Tools and Services in Hanoi, Vietnam. A total of eleven Business Development Service providers and five SNV staff received trainings on essential and recognised skills for IB consultancy.

The three day training event was carried out from the 11th to the 13th August and had the objective of strengthening the advisory competencies of Business Development Service providers (BDS). By completing this training, participants are now eligible to formally apply for the IBA certification process and are one step closer to becoming the preferred advisors of IBA clients.

Standardised toolkit
The participants received access to an internally standardised toolkit and an in-depth explanation on the value-adding potentialities of each tool. Additionally, the participants were granted the opportunity to practically apply these tools on carefully prepared and fictitious cases and assignments.

As a result, the service providers and staff involved not only received formal coaching by IBA trainers, but also the possibility of working with each other in small groups in order to jointly generate value propositions for IB services towards small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The group work and networking enabled participants to share relevant experiences and to jointly consider the applicability of IB advisory services to SMEs in the Vietnamese context.

View photos of the training.