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Organizational Development

Learn How to Start Your Own Social Enterprise or Improve the One You Already Have

In this four-part, 360-minute e-certification boot camp on social entrepreneurship, we will explore several of the most crucial elements involved in launching or growing your social enterprise, including:

  • Identifying and Understanding Your Stakeholders —-> March 7
  • Designing Your 8-Word Mission Statement —-> March 14
  • Measuring  Your Social Enterprise’s Impact —-> March 19
  • Attracting People and Money —-> March 21

                                      

Do you have an idea for a ground-breaking social enterprise, but no idea how to get started? Do you aspire to be a disruptive, visionary changemaker? Have you launched a social enterprise, but are struggling over how to take it to the next level? Do you see yourself as the next Nobel Peace Prize winning social entrepreneur, Muhammad Yunus?

Join Stanford Social Innovation Review for the Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, produced in conjunction with the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Led by expert practitioners and theoreticians, the program will offer an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in an intensive learning environment, focused on launching or growing your social enterprise. Participants will acquire the knowledge, vision, and skills necessary to take their enterprise to the next level. This series consists of four 90-minute sessions:

  • Part 1: Identifying and Understanding Your Stakeholders
  • Part 2: Designing Your 8-Word Mission Statement
  • Part 3: Measuring  Your Social Enterprise’s Impact
  • Part 4: Attracting People and Money


Program Features:

  Designed by Experts:
This four-part, 360-minute SSIR Live! e-certification boot camp on social entrepreneurship is produced in conjunction with the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and presented by expert practitioners and theoreticians, including: Rob Ricigliano, a systems and complexity coach at The Omidyar Group; Kevin Starr, managing director of Mulago Foundation; Sara Olsen, founder and CEO of SVT Group, and adjunct faculty member at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; Brij Kothari, founder and president of BookBox and PlanetRead, and adjunct professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and Jane Leu, founder and CEO of Smarter Good, and lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 LIVE Webcam Broadcast:
Live webcast tools will be used to broadcast all four sessions, allowing the audience to see the speakers as they present.

  Highly Interactive:
This webinar series will be conducted as an engaging, active, hands-on workshop. You will learn key concepts through activities, illustrative examples, and social sector case studies. Please come prepared to think and work actively during the sessions. The speakers will answer additional questions after the broadcast in the “Comment Box” at the bottom of this page.

  Extensive Learning:
This program series is produced in conjunction with the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and presented by expert practitioners and theoreticians. This program will offer an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in an intensive learning environment. Participants will acquire the knowledge, vision, and skills needed to take their enterprise and innovative models to the next level. The series is 360 minutes in total, divided across four 90-minute sessions:

Part 1: Identifying and Understanding Your Stakeholders

Part 2: Designing Your 8-Word Mission Statement

Part 3: Measuring Your Social Enterprise’s Impact

Part 4: Attracting People and Money

Real-world Case Studies:
Explore real-world social sector case studies to ignite your social entrepreneurial thinking. Design your own mission statement. Understand the practical framework of impact measurement. Build your theory of change. Get practical handouts on how to start important conversations with a co-founder. Engage in scenario-mapping exercises to better understand what types of funding are best suited to your social enterprise.

Participation e-Certificate:
Demonstrate your commitment to building your skills. Your participation entitles you to receive a downloadable participation e-certificate from Stanford Social Innovation Review and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business after attending this SSIR Live! four-part webinar series. You are eligible to receive the participation e-certificate once you have successfully participated in all four parts of this program series.

Who Should Join?
This boot camp on social entrepreneurship is a multisector program and designed for aspiring social entrepreneurs from nonprofit, business, and government entities. In this intense program series you will learn how to start your own social enterprise or improve the one that you have.
 

Program Overview:

Part 1:
  Identifying and Understanding Your Stakeholders
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT / 2-3:30 p.m. ET

A key part of the complex social change that you are trying to make as a budding social entrepreneur is learning to identify and understand your stakeholders. How do you efficiently gain a comprehensive understanding of your stakeholders and their context? How can you foster your own internal change as you work for change in the world? Rob Ricigliano, systems and complexity coach with The Omidyar Group, will help you navigate this two-way street by highlighting effective approaches and specific tools needed to work with stakeholders as part of a social change process. In this session, Rob will decode the concepts of systems thinking and human-centered design, and kick off the four-part Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp series.

Part 2:
   Designing Your 8-Word Mission Statement

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT / 2-3:30 p.m. ET

This hands-on interactive webinar workshop explores a vital yet often misunderstood step in the systematic approach to turning your vision of your social enterprise into a reality: clearly understanding and defining your mission. Kevin Starr, managing director of Mulago Foundation, will help you identify three deceptively simple yet crucial aspects of the process: 

  1. What you're trying to accomplish: the “8-word mission statement”
  2. How you're going to accomplish it: a “we-do/they-do” formulation of your idea
  3. Who has to do what differently to make it happen: a working “behavior map”

We will show how these three ingredients form the basis for an iterative process that helps you produce a structured, replicable model that you can ride all the way to impact at scale. And if you are a funder, this same approach can aid in your investment due diligence, as well.

Part 3:
  Measuring Your Social Enterprise’s Impact

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT / 2-3:30 p.m. ET

What is the crucial difference between impact measurement and impact management? What is the mindset of successful leaders who achieve real impact? In the third part of this boot camp series, Sara Olsen, founder and CEO of SVT Group and adjunct faculty member at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, will lead a powerful session on useful approaches to impact measurement. In conversation with participants she will  discuss ways to avoid several easy-to-make errors in impact measurement. Olsen will also help participants identify what is important to measure for their own social enterprises. The session includes an exercise on building a theory of change, and links to resources to help enterprises develop their own impact management systems.
Brij Kothari, a social entrepreneur himself, founder and president of BookBox and PlanetRead, and adjunct professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, will join Olsen to share his real-world experience creating a successful method to measure his organization’s impact. Kothari and his team have innovated, researched, and nationalized the use of same language subtitling (SLS) on Bollywood film songs on TV to foster mass literacy in India. He will draw on the SLS story to discuss the role of impact measurement in supporting an idea's passage into policy and eventual scale.

Part 4:
  Attracting People and Money

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT / 2-3:30 p.m. ET

This session is led by Jane Leu, a serial social entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Smarter Good, and lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. At the heart of Leu’s approach is the idea that talent drives impact. Whether you are just beginning to start your new venture, or are growing an existing nonprofit or social enterprise, this session will help you think practically about how to attract the best people to your mission and vision, including co-founders, volunteers, team members, other organizations, and funding partners. Leu will also demystify fundraising and teach you how to find an organic fit with the funding partners who can contribute talent and money. This will be an interactive session, so come prepared to try on the concepts and to ask questions.

video icon25x25 On-Demand Version: Register and access the recording of the live event on-demand three hours after the program ends and anytime over the next twelve months. Log in with your registered email ID.

dollar symbol FinalPrice for this extended four-part webinar series: $349. This price includes access to the live interactive programs, unlimited access to the recorded webinar videos, and downloadable slides and resources for 12 months, in addition to a downloadable participation e-certificate from Stanford Social Innovation Review and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business after you have attended this four-part webinar series.


Presenters

  • Systems and Complexity Coach,
    The Omidyar Group
  • Managing Director,
    Mulago Foundation
  • Founder & CEO,
    SVT Group, and Adjunct Faculty Member at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • Founder and President,
    BookBox & PlanetRead and Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA)
  • Founder and CEO,
    Smarter Good & Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Moderator
    Editor-in-Chief, Stanford Social Innovation Review
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