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ACRE is delighted to bring Professor Bill Lucas to Beechworth. Bill is Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL) at the University of Winchester and is internationally regarded for his expertise and research in rethinking the purposes of schooling and vocational training. Bill is a very personable and engaging speaker and communicator. “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.” Professor Bill Lucas Venue: Old Beechworth Gaol Date: October 19th Presentation & Discussion – 9am to 11am Masterclass: Teaching for Creative Thinkers 12 noon to 1pm Free entry. Places are limited – please email to let us know if you are ...

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In a significant win for social enterprise in Australia, a world first social license has been signed in Scotland this week, in the lead-up to the Social Enterprise World Forum. A 20-year social license between the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship(ACRE) and Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) from Scotland was signed by ACRE CEO, Matt Pfahlert and Paul Chowdhry, Chairman of SEA International. Aileen Campbell, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government was in attendance to witness the signing. The agreement supports the Scottish Government’s strategy and funding for ‘Internationalising Social Enterprise’ through exporting their knowledge to the world. The license makes ACRE the first organisation, and Australia the first country that SEA have licensed as part of their global network of ...

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This week 50 social enterprise leaders from 12 countries are uniting in Scotland ahead of the 2018 Social Enterprise World Forum in Edinburgh. This marks the first time the Social Enterprise Academy, started in Scotland in 2004 and operating in Australia since 2014, has brought together its international partners. Global movement Social enterprise has spread around the world, gaining momentum over the last 20 years as a new way of doing business and tackling social and environmental issues. Social enterprise support in Australia Social Enterprise Academy, operated in Australia by the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE) since 2014, has grown as part of Australia’s ecosystem of support for people leading social and environmental innovation in its communities. Alongside other ...

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ACRE with Rural Councils Victoria is developing an entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem across the 38 Rural Council Victoria member councils. It is through this project that Rural Councils Victoria has made a generational investment and is supporting a whole of community approach to transforming the mindset of young people and community leaders alike. A whole of community approach will be developed by building an enabling environment for entrepreneurship  via the delivery of Understanding Social Enterprise workshops, designed and delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy Australia. The Understanding Social Enterprise learning program is a practical 2 day experience that introduces learners to the objectives, values, purpose and practice of social enterprise. This facilitator led experience provides participants with the opportunity to learn about ...

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