local businesses & corporations
MEMBERSHIP & TRAINING PACKAGES

5

Packages

9+

COURSES

All

Skill LevelS

8 to 16

WEEKS (Maximum)

English

Language

Membership Overview

Local Businesses that join the STEM Direct Youth Chamber of Commerce help mobilize the business community into supporting Community On Demand™ initiatives that improve the skills and capabilities of their community’s current and future workforce

Completing this leadership pathway will help you:

  • Secure benefits as a registered member of the STEM Direct Youth Chamber of Commerce
  • Provide you with a systematic way to track, measure and verify the skill, growth and capabilities of your current and future team, staff and employees
  • Strengthen your skills in leadership, team-building and problem-solving
  • Certifies your ability to utilize The STEAM Investigative Process and strategist mindset to create career-building opportunities, develop meaningful impact solutions, and implement sustainable strategies that strengthen your understanding of how your products, services and decisions solve real-world challenges for your customers and clients.
  • Document the deliverables and real world experiences that demonstrate the value of your commitment and contributions to help sustain your community’s local economy

Who is this leadership pathway for?

Executive leaders, managers,  owners and partners of for-profit businesses and corporations, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs 

Leadership Path

Becoming a Business Member of the STEM Direct Youth Chamber of Commerce means joining a network of mission-driven individuals focused on using their time, skills and resources to create impact solutions that address, reduce and/or eliminate the negative impact of socio-economic conditions affecting their communities.

Membership includes a 1-Year subscription with the Community On Demand™  Virtual Connections Mentoring & Career Development Platform (powered by Pathful Connect). Business members are also eligible to create, host and sponsor project-based learning experiences, post and advertise career-building opportunities, verify and award digital badges and micro-credentials, and request scholarships, donations and funding from the Community On Demand™ Student Stipend and Impact Project Funds.

Introduces the functionality of each of the components that make up the Community On Demand™ game set and how they are used to strategically design, build, monitor, evaluate, and optimize the outputs and outcomes of projects and programs within an interconnected learning ecosystem and business operation.  

Worksheets like The Strategists Mindset, Critical Thinking Approaches, and the STEAM Skills Self-Assessment give business owners, leadership teams and entrepreneurs their own Community On Demand™ learning experience and introduces the types of outputs, outcomes and strategies they can produce to: 1) strengthen the skillset of their staff, employees, volunteers and future workforce and 2) grow and sustain their current and future business operations..

Includes Business Membership

Introduces the functionality of each of the components that demonstrate how the Community On Demand™ game set is used to strategically map out the business development process. It also uses worksheets like The Strategists Mindset, Critical Thinking Approaches, and the STEAM Skills Self-Assessment as employee skills development and retention tools that optimize the outputs and positively affect their triple bottom line.

Introduces  worksheets like The Strategists Mindset, Critical Thinking Approaches, and the STEAM Skills Self-Assessment to help local leaders strategically map out the business development process for entrepreneurs, content creators, new and existing business owners and innovative thinkers. It also uses The STEAM Investigative Process and The Stakeholder’s Dilemma as an interconnected “problem-solving” system to teach individuals, managers and team leaders how to acknowledge various mindsets, leverage existing local resources, and produce high quality, effective and optimized outputs. .

Results of this workshop:

  1. Expands the functionality of the STEAM Skills Self-Assessment as a tracking, measuring and reporting tool and how it is used to capture and report trend data
  2.  Creates effective community outreach and engagement strategies, produce meaningful results, and strengthen the overall impact a group can make towards addressing, improving and sustaining the health and wellness of their local economy.

Includes Intro To The Creative Economy

We use the results of the Stakeholder’s Dilemma to demonstrate how the STEAM Investigative Process and Community On Demand™ game set can be used to populate a gamified version of the LEAN Canvas Business Model in order to research, design, plan, coordinate and evaluate a business development strategy and ultimately produce a written plan of action.

Completion of this course awards certification as a STEAM Investigative Process Instructor 

Includes The VIP Discovery Workshop

We teach Certified SIP Instructors how to convert their classrooms and training facilities into Community On Demand™ Pop Shop Studios — anchor locations that market, sell and distribute Community On Demand™ products and services that support the special events, training activities and project-based learning experiences required to complete SIP Certification.

This includes:

  1.  Completing the Pop Shop Organizational Development Workshop
  2. Securing a NEXT Steps Online Training Academy Course License
  3. Establishing an infrastructure to manage the Community On Demand™ Digital Media Network for project-based & work-based learning experiences
  4. Establishing universal procedures to evaluate, optimize, maintain and sustain a Local Contributor Network
  5. Securing a Pop Shop Studio Cooperative Marketing Affiliate number and license 

Pre-requisite: SIP Instructor Certification

Creative Economy

immersion process for sip source centers

Organizational
Development

Our signature Community Involvement Growth Strategy (CIGS) Model establishes organizational integrity, ensures organizational sustainability and strengthens leadership decision-making capabilities.

Community On Demand™ Virtual Connections Mentoring Program

Community On Demand Virtual Connections Mentoring Program connects educators and learners with a digital media network of industry professionals to bring real-world relevance and career matching exposures to all students using a 100% virtual platform.

Activity & Project
Development

Our signature Agricultural Technologies With Open Outdoor Designs (ATWOOD) Model ensure participants know how to connect the contribution values of their community service and project-based learning projects to the local job economy and marketplace.

Evaluation, Maintenance & Optimization

Our Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards Micro-Certification System helps stakeholders track, measure, report and sustain the impact of their optimized outputs, standardized test performance and readiness outcomes.

leadership pathway PRICING CHART

Local Businesses & Corporations
Membership & Training Packages

Nonprofit Membership

Nonprofit Orgs, Community Groups, Teams & Agencies
$ 99 Per Year
  • Member discounts
  • 1-Year Subsciption Virtual Connections Mentoring Platform
  • Create and host project and work-based learning experiences
  • Eligible to request funding from Student Stipend and Impact Project Funds
  • Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities​
  • Job Posts & Digital Badge Micro-Certification Awards​

Business Membership

For-Profit Entities
$ 149 Per Year
  • Member discounts
  • 1-Year Subsciption Virtual Connections Mentoring Platform
  • Create and host project and work-based learning experiences
  • Eligible to request funding from Student Stipend and Impact Project Funds
  • Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities​
  • Job Posts & Digital Badge Micro-Certification Awards​

Intro To The Creative Economy

Self-Paced Course
$ 99 Per Person
  • Business Membership
  • Intro To Community On Demand™ Digital Media Network
  • The Strategist Mindset + Activity Worksheets
  • Critical Thinking Approaches

VIP Discovery Workshop

3-4 Hours
$ 149 Per Person
  • Intro To The Creative Economy
  • Intro To The STEAM Investigative Process + Activity Worksheets
  • Community On Demand Skills Self-Assessment & STEAM Capability Report​
  • The Stakeholder's Dilemma + Activity Worksheets
  • VIP Evaluation Reports & Surveys

SIP Instructor Certification

12-14 Weeks
$ 350 Per Person
  • VIP Discovery Workshop
  • Money Guide Online Courses Educator's Play Book
  • JEM Team Management Course
  • Gamers & Mixers Esports Competition League

SIP Source Center Certification

14-16 Weeks
$1,500 Per Site/Per Year
  • Pop Shop Organizational Development
  • NEXT Steps Online Training Academy Course License
  • CoD Activity/Project Development
  • Local Contributor Network Evaluation, Maintenance & Sustainability Plan
  • Community On Demand Affiliate License
activity worksheets

Lessons & Activities In Critical Thinking
For Learners At Any Age

Skills Self-Assessments

Mapping grids that teach learners how to define, measure, build and name up to 63 of their high-demand employability skills

The Strategist Mindset

Helps learners understand the type of approach they take towards identifying opportunities and solving problems

Critical Thinking Approaches

Helps learners acknowledge various mindsets, leverage existing local resources, and produce high quality, effective and optimized outputs

The STEAM Investigative Process

Our signature interconnected “problem-solving” system that strengthens critical thinking, critical reasoning and life skills development

The Stakeholder's Dilemma

A team building activity that tasks participants to create impact solutions that considers and meet the needs of all stakeholders affected by mutual problem

Community On Demand™ LEAN Canvas Model

We teach learners how to use Community On Demand™ skill cards to populate the sections of their LEAN Canvas Model

Our Programs:

Additional Fees May Be Required
Through partnerships with City of Refuge (Innovation Hub), StratiPlan, MD Ross Consulting, The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program Small Business Incubator, Grove Park Foundation, and NAPA, Veterans Molding Minds is able to offer positive reciprocal relationships while positively impacting our community.
Corey Thomas, Retired U.S. Army Veteran
CEO, Stratiplan
Executive Director, Veterans Molding Minds (nonprofit)

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