Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship: New Ideas for a New Reality
Breakthrough Ideas for Nonprofits
This new executive education program will explore the concepts of innovation and social entrepreneurship and what these new ideas mean for individual organizations and the nonprofit sector as a whole.
The program will begin by looking at the topic of innovation and creativity and how nonprofit leaders can begin to think differently about fulfilling the mission of their organizations. Next, participants will gain an understanding of social entrepreneurship and look at this topic along a continuum from philanthropy-dependent nonprofit organizations to pure social enterprises. Participants will learn about the legal structures, financing, measurement, and scale of social enterprises. The program will then shift to the topic of leadership in these types of organizations – what skills the leader must have, how to build a strong team, and how to motivate the team in this high risk and highly entrepreneurial environment.
Upcoming Sessions October 22-23, 2014 $950
Who Should Attend This seminar is designed for managers, senior executives, and board members of nonprofit organizations who wish to improve their leadership, particularly in the context of initiating and driving innovation strategies in their organizations.
During this course, you will:
Explore the theory of innovation in organizations and make direct applications to the culture and strategies of the nonprofit organization
Understand social entrepreneurship and the opportunities available to make large-scale social impact through the new business structures available to traditional nonprofit organizations
Identify key leadership traits necessary for leading in a highly innovative and high-risk environment; look at personal leadership traits as they relate to a culture of innovation