MBE ACADEMY

The MBE Academy is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council’s Strategic Imperative 2. This Strategic Imperative, defined and created by the Board of Directors, is designed to have the Council focus on creating tiered programming to help certified minority-owned business build their capacity, improve operations, establish financial awareness and expand their marketing/sales understanding.  Outlined below is the preliminary curriculum planned for 2018-2019.

CATEGORYINTENDED OUTCOME KNOWPLANNED COURSESCONFIRMED SMEsPLANNED DATES
SalesAudience able to recognize the key elements of successful benefit/ customer focused selling.The Buyer's Perspective


Toyota

CONDUCTED MAY 8, 2018
MentoringSelected participants will learn how to improve their businessD/FW MSDC Mentoring Pilot Program (12 month program)
ToyotaKick-Off July 19, 2018
OperationsAudience able to recognize the key elements of operations that can and do impact businessesHiring the Best - 3 PART SESSION


Vistra Energy


Rescheduled to October - Watch for further details
FinanceAudience able to recognize the purpose of key Financial Metrics and their relevanceAccess to Capital (Alternative Fnancing)Comerica
MBDA
SBA
September 13th (with MBDA Breakfast)
MarketingAudience able to recognize the purpose of key Financial Metrics and their relevanceEffective Marketing for Your Company (Branding, Value Prop, Tools, etc.) - PART 1

AT&T

November 7, 2018
C-Suite Speaks (designed for Class 4 & 3 CEO participation)Audience will get a glimpse into issues, challenges, etc. of large corporate C-SuiteSessions with C-Suite Executives on various topics, i.e. time utilization, metrics from a C-Suite perspecitve, marketplace, technology, etc.Session 1 - DART
Session 2 - DFW International Airport
Oct -Nov 2018
MarketingAudience able to recognize the purpose of key Financial Metrics and their relevanceEffective Marketing for Your Company (Branding, Value Prop, Tools, etc.) - PART 2PEPSICO

1QTR 2019
Strategic PlanningAudience able to understand the key elements of Strategic PlanningStrategic Planning TBD2019
TechnologyPractical methods to product business data and client data including requirements in RFPs by Buying Entities Cyber SecurityTBD2019
FinanceAudience able to recognize the purpose of key Financial Metrics and their relevanceBusiness Valuation2019
SalesNegotiating & Closing the SaleTBD2019
OperationsBest Practices to Keep You Out of LitigationTBD2019
TechnologyOpen Source Applications and their UseTBD2019
MarketingCreating an Effective Capability StatementTBD2019
OperationsCreating an Effective Capability StatementTBD2019