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The students, teachers and staff of the Yuendumu community in the Northern Territory welcomed our CEO Matt Pfahlert and Program Manager Pete Sacco into their community this month and embraced new thinking around social enterprise and opportunities. The Yuendumu Community in the Northern Territory is an Indigenous Community which sits on the edge of the Tanami Desert approx. 350 kms north west of Alice Springs and together with the Wanta Aboriginal Corporation we have delivered our first social enterprise training to staff and students. The training has given the staff the skills and knowledge to support students to establish their own social enterprises in community while creating employment pathways for them when finishing school. An incredibly fascinating journey and a wonderful week of ...

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Social Procurement in Regional Victoria standard

ACRE are proud to be partnering with Social Traders in the ‘Social Procurement in Regional Victoria’ series - an event that provides you with the basic principles of social procurement and the impact its growth can have in the region. Join us in Wodonga on Wednesday 20 March 2019 to learn more about how the recent growth in social procurement in Victoria provides significant opportunities to local social enterprises and indigenous businesses as business and government are looking to increase their procurement spend to generate positive community impact. Featured topics of this event include: Principles behind social enterprise and social procurementVictorian government’s Social Procurement Framework, and its impact on Gippsland’s social enterprises, businesses and not-for-profit organisationsGrowing Regional Opportunities for Work (GROW Gippsland) initiative ...

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FREE Webinar – Rural Social Enterprise Development image

Matt Pfahlert and Peter Sacco will be participating in a webinar on Wednesday, Feb 27th at 9am AEDT with free signup.  Social entrepreneurship plays a key role in building thriving rural communities, but rural social entrepreneurs face unique challenges, like finding funding, market size, hiring, lack of relevant infrastructure and services, and more. This means a one-size-fits-all approach to social enterprise development doesn't work for rural social enterprises. They'll be talking about:- The biggest challenges facing rural social entrepreneurs and how to go about tackling them,- Opportunities for social enterprise in rural areas,- How rural social entrepreneurs can go about funding,- Common mistakes many rural social entrepreneurs make. Don't miss this exciting event. REGISTER FOR ...

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Social Enterprise Marketplace & Awards Day image

Over 150 budding entrepreneurs joined us for the Community Marketplace & Awards Day at the Old Beechworth Gaol this month providing an opportunity for schools participating in Social Enterprise Schools to demonstrate and showcase their enterprise skills, developed through Social Enterprise Schools. The range and sophistication of ideas turned into real businesses with salable services and products including; Beeswax wraps, drone footage services, t-shirts & socks and so much more. The Marketplace was followed by a formal Awards ceremony these young entrepreneurs joining us to receive their Social Enterprise Schools ...

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Think-Start-Grow program in the Towong Shire video

The world of digital marketing will take centre stage at a series of free innovative and interactive workshops held by Towong Shire Council next month. The workshops will be facilitated by Tim Gentle, founder of Think.Digital, in a hi-tech 14-metre coach that travels throughout Australia providing digital experiences and education. The workshops are part of the Think-Start-Grow program - a major initiative to develop and support entrepreneurship throughout the Shire. Mr Gentle said the workshop would including information on digital marketing, the importance of a good website and search optimisation, social networks, eCommerce and customer relationship management. “In today’s online world, people are using the web to connect in more ways than ever before,” Mr Gentle said. “Participants in this course will walk away ...

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Cultivating Creative Thinkers Through Social Enterprise in Education image

Professor Bill Lucas is an international advisor to ACRE and its Social Enterprise Schools initiative. Bill partnered with ACRE last week in Melbourne and Beechworth to present some very thought provoking, lively and interactive workshops on a key educational capability: Critical and Creative Thinking. Bill is a passionate advocate for the value of teaching capabilities to young people, employers, parents and teachers, drawing on the strong evidence that exists. Critical and creative thinking, social and emotional capability, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding are capabilities that have been introduced into the Australian curriculum. ‘Capabilities play a vital role in global education. Australia must treat capabilities with the same respect as other subject areas or risk falling behind international standards’. Bill Lucas 2018 Top 5 Habits of Creative ...

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