The USASBE Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship
We are pleased to announce another opportunity for our members who have an interest in Social Entrepreneurship. USASBE will launch its sixth class in the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program this May. There are eight modules/workshops (listed below) that are required for completion of the certificate. For new enrollees, the first three modules (1, 2 and 3) will be offered at the Third Annual Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship, which is being co-hosted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), in collaboration with USASBE, on May 18-19 in Kansas City, Missouri. Modules 4, 5 and 6 will be offered at the USASBE 2016 conference in San Diego, California. Modules 7 and 8 (final modules) will be offered again in Kansas City in May of 2016.
For current Certificate Program enrollees who have completed Modules 1 through 6, Modules 7 and 8 will also be offered at the May 18-19, 2015 Symposium in Kansas City.
Each module is approximately 3 hours in length covering the following topics:
- Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
- Identifying and Assessing Social Entrepreneurship Opportunities
- Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship
- Dynamic Business Models
- Funding Social Ventures
- Social Venture Plan Development
- Measuring the Impact of Social Ventures
- Implementing the Social Entrepreneurship Curriculum and Venture Plan
LEARN FROM TOP FACULTY IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Faculty who have developed the curriculum, and who will be delivering the modules, are among the top faculty in this emerging field of Social Entrepreneurship, so you will be learning from the best. Each module also offers a set of resources, such as PowerPoint presentations, cases, articles, annotated bibliography of literature with links to on-line resources and an assortment of class exercises/assignments used by faculty teaching social entrepreneurship. These resources are offered exclusively to certificate participants.
The cost for the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate, including attendance in eight modules, assessment of a final deliverable from the enrollee, and all resources provided is $1,500.
HOW TO ENROLL
Please enroll using the Register links above.
WHO SHOULD ENROLL
The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate is ideally suited for faculty who are considering a new course in Social Entrepreneurship or others who wish to improve a current course with state-of-the-art curriculum enhancements. Participants may also include non- profit leaders who are interested in the latest trends in social enterprise. The final product (required for completion of the certificate) is a fully developed syllabus or business plan for a Social Venture. Upon completion of the certificate, a letter of accomplishment will be sent to the designated official at the university where the social entrepreneurship course will be offered.
ABOUT THE THIRD ANNUAL MIDWEST SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Third Annual Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship offers a forum to continue the advancement of social entrepreneurship thinking, teaching and practice. Through an exchange of knowledge and experience, nonprofit practitioners, social entrepreneurs, teachers, researchers and funders share ideas and learning focused on promoting successful social entrepreneurship.
This highly participative symposium includes the opportunity to attend and take part in a number of workshops developed and delivered by leading faculty in the emerging field of social entrepreneurship. The Symposium registration fee is waived for enrollees in the USASBE Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. Also, on Sunday, May 17th at 5:00 p.m., enrollees in the Certificate Program are invited to a welcoming reception.
The Symposium begins with Opening Remarks at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 18th, followed by morning and afternoon workshops, as well as presentations at a luncheon and early evening reception that day, all at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. The Tuesday, May 19th schedule includes morning workshops, luncheon presentations, and, in the afternoon, a business plan competition showcasing socially entrepreneurial initiatives developed by students participating in The Aaron L. Levitt Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, all taking place at the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship & Innovation on the UMKC campus (which is very near the Kauffman Conference Center). You can access the Symposium schedule, along with information about Symposium registration and nearby hotels, on the Symposium website at http://law.umkc.edu/mwse/.
We anticipate openings going quickly, so if you are interested please contact Patrick Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tony Mendes at email@example.com, or Tony Luppino at firstname.lastname@example.org