Training and Workshops


Global Cultural and Leadership Training

Cross-cultural and leadership training bridges the gaps in cultural beliefs and behaviors you may encounter among your prospects, clients, and employees. We guide you in working with ethnic-specific companies, domestically and overseas.

We have extensive experience consulting start-ups, business and organizations developing partnerships in Arab and Middle East nations.

There is no such thing as "standard business practice" when you're interacting with clients on other continents, or hiring staff from around the globe, but you can capitalize on the global economy.


Our team has 30+ years of intimate knowledge regarding entrepreneurship programing, training, mentoring and coaching. These experiences have resulted in a plethora of successful programs regarding entrepreneurship including:

Entrepreneurship Program Development: We provide start to finish entrepreneurial program consulting and training for business accelerators, business incubators, academic institutions, government agencies and not for profit organizations. ·

Entrepreneurship Training: We have a variety of certifications in for publically acclaimed entrepreneurial programs including Kauffman Foundations FastTrac, Operation Jumpstart. We can offer these programs at your site for staff, clients and the general public. ·

Team Building and Coaching for Tech Transfer Groups: Companies in the technology transfer and commercialization arena face unique challenges that other start-ups and small businesses do not. Faris Alami, ISM’s President, is an I-CORPS trained mentor for Business Model Generation and the Lean Launch programs. He has worked with University of Michigan for 7 years guiding multiple student teams through the complicated feasibility and start-up steps for taking intellectual property to commercialization. ·

Private or Group Entrepreneur Mentoring and Coaching: Faris Alami staffs entrepreneurial and professional credentials ensure we can provide not only personal but academic and research grounded expertise for our clients. Some of our specialty areas include: displaced workers, professionals in transition, minorities, and recent immigrants.

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Global Trade Mission

High School Entrepreneurship Experience Each year students engage in an intensive, three-day, hands-on virtual learning experience that simulates an entrepreneurial and business international trade mission. Through this extraordinary opportunity, awareness is created around exciting careers in entrepreneurial and international business in high-tech industries; many in the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Since 1998, Oakland Schools Global Trade Mission (GTM) has provided more than 3,100 high-school students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today’s dynamic world economy. The overall mission of GTM is to create a pipeline of qualified young professionals whom are adept at problem solving which local companies can draw on in the future to enhance Michigan’s overall global competitiveness. It also aims to stimulate a spirit of entrepreneurship as Michigan’s economy shifts to higher-value added technologies while ensuring that our economy remains at the forefront of innovation.

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Cultural Diversity Training

Alami's team delivered cultural diversity training in the Southeastern Michigan region for over 10 years. We have standard one, two or three hour presentations as well as a one or two day intensive workshop. All programs include a participant manual.

Business Presentation Fundamentals Workshop

The workshop will educate aspiring entrepreneurs on the important steps to creating and presenting their business idea successfully. a. 4 week program b. Weekly 2 hour workshop c. Weekly 60 minute individual coaching session d. Pitch presentation and feedback session last week of program Cost includes all participant materials, coaching sessions and light refreshments during program.

Sales and Marketing Workshops “Quick Bits”

The workshop will provide second stage executive managers with essential up to date facts on the trends and best practices for high tech companies in the fields of Sales and Marketing. These higher level Quick Bits will allow them to make important long range decisions as well as evaluate how their current practices are standing up. a. 4 month program b. Monthly 2 hour workshop c. Monthly 60 minute private consulting session

CrowdFunding Facts and Fiction for High Tech Product Presale

The workshop is designed to answer the numerous questions companies have about if they should and how to crowdfund. We will uncover the facts and attendees will walk away with a realistic action plan regarding their options for crowdfunding. a. 3 hour workshop b. 1 private 60 minute consulting session

Expanding or Selling Internationally Training

High tech companies work globally on a daily basis. Are you doing it successfully? Are you sure your organization is coming across the way you intended? How do you find the right supplier, how do you negotiate your contracts, how do you work with the government to make sure you are following US and host country laws. These essential topics will be covered in depth by a facilitator who has done it numerous times.

a. 2 week program

b. Two successive 2 hour workshops

c. 1 private 60 minute consulting session

Call us for additional details, we would love to work with you!