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YPFP DC: Social Entrepreneurship and Foreign Policy (8-Week Immersive Learning Program)
Social entrepreneurship has taken off in the past decade to become a recognized phenomenon around the globe, as greater availability of information on local and global problems, and increased opportunities for education and action have “democratized” social change. Yet, as the field of social entrepreneurship continues to evolve, leading entrepreneurs must apply creative critical thinking skills and outside-the- box mechanisms to attract investment and stimulate sustainable social ventures. How can policy-makers and social entrepreneurs work together to empower and coordinate initiatives? What does it take to start a successful social entrepreneurship venture and how is impact measured? Is social entrepreneurship a passing trend or a critical component of public and private sector initiatives in the future? This module will provide exposure to participants on social entrepreneurship and the opportunities and outcomes this growing field provides in the public and international policy spheres.
The module will connect participants with academic, professional, practical and career resources to help them understand the social entrepreneurship industry and its impact on foreign policy issues. Participants will become familiar with the basic trends and issues in social entrepreneurship, hear from experts who write about, participate in or help promote the field, develop skills critical for social entrepreneurship, and implement lessons in hands-on sessions.
By participating in this module, you will:
- Understand the social entrepreneurship industry and its impact on foreign policy issues by connecting with academic, professional, practical and career resources
- Become familiar with the basic trends and issues in social entrepreneurship
- Engage with experts who write about, participate in or help promote the field
- Develop skills critical for social entrepreneurship
- Implement lessons in hands-on sessions
Applications for this course will be open from 8:30am on March 18 until 5:00pm on April 12, 2013. Some dates outlined below may be subject to change.
NOTE: All the non-social events will take place between 6:30-8:30pm at the CSIS building, 1800 K St NW.
- April 18: Orientation
- April 22: Expert Panel and Discussion on Trends in Social Entrepreneurship
- May 1: Workshop I: First 10 Steps to Promote Innovation in a Community
- May 7: Social Hour: Discussion of Workshop & Objectives
- May 13: Workshop II: How do I start My Own Initiative?
- May 16: Skill Development I: What Type of Institution Should My Venture Be?
- May 20: Public Service Event: Martha’s Table
- May 28: Skill Development II: Fundraising
- June 3: Skill Development III: Grant Writing
- June 7: Social Hour: 60 Second Pitch and Dinner
- July: Presentation of Projects at a Global Conference