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A two day workshop was held in Beechworth in April targeted at Community Development Leaders and Youth Development Practitioners. The purpose of the workshop was to: Develop participants understanding of the values and purpose of social enterprise Explore how entrepreneurial learning can engage young people Investigate how practitioners can support young people through social enterprise Create an action plan to apply what you can learn The program supports practitioners in their work with young people by exploring how social enterprise can help young people succeed in a developing workforce.  Practioners also had the opportunity to explore social enterprise as a concept, the challenges currently faced by them and what the future holds for this growing movement. This workshop was delivered with the support of the ...

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Social Enterprise in Schools workshop, Wodonga gallery

During April, ACRE along with Social Enterprise Academy delivered a Teacher training day in Wodonga for schools involved in the Social Enterprise in Schools Program (SEiS). The main focus of the workshop was to help: Teachers understand the key concepts and values of social enterprise Support young people to discover and develop entrepreneurial skills Gain vital skills and knowledge to set up a social enterprise in their school Use social enterprise to embed employability, leadership and core skills learning  for their students This workshop was facilitated by Jay Lamb and from Scotland who has over 28 years of experience in educational settings and is a team member of the Social Enterprise Academy in Scotland. The learnings from the workshop will help the teachers of Wodonga Senior Secondary College, Wodonga Flexible ...

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AVCLP & Fairley Leadership Alumni Participate in Understanding Social Enterprise Workshop image

  The AVCLP & Fairley Leadership Alumni participated in Understanding Social Enterprise workshop on the 4th and 5th September 2015 as a part of ACRE's Social Enterprise Academy Pilot program. Participants took part in a field trip visiting social enterprises in operation across the north east of Victoria. They took part in a lively and engaging learning journey and delved into the stories of real life social entrepreneurs and debated with other learners about the nature of ethical business. Learning Outcomes From the Workshop Defined the values and purpose of a social enterprise to better understand where it sits in relation to the corporate and voluntary sector. Explored the challenges of managing a triple bottom line to understand what issues you might face in developing ...

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Understanding Social Enterprise – City of Wodonga hosted workshop image

The City of Wodonga hosted a 2 day 'Understanding Social Enterprise' workshop on the 14th and 15th September 2015. The program was designed for individuals and organisations interested in developing their knowledge of social enterprise and the potential benefits it may have in their work and community. Learning Outcomes From the Workshop Defined the values and purpose of a social enterprise to better understand where it sits in relation to the corporate and voluntary sector. Explored the challenges of managing a triple bottom line to understand what issues you might face in developing and managing a social enterprise. Examined the range of organisational and legal structure available to social enterprises to comprehend the variety of types of social enterprise. Identified finance and support available ...

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Understanding Social Enterprise – Alpine Shire hosted workshop image

  On the 10 & 11 September 2015, community members from around the Alpine shire together with Alpine Shire staff participated in an 'Understanding Social Enterprise' workshop that was hosted by the Alpine Shire Council.  They got inspired about learning a new enterprising model that combines the best of business with clear and purposeful social aims. The workshop explored the social enterprise concept and various legal structures, the challenges they currently face, and what the future holds for this growing movement. Social enterprises are becoming increasingly attractive as a way for organisations to sustainably generate income and deliver increased social impact within their communities. Learning Outcomes From the Workshop Defined the values and purpose of a social enterprise to better understand where it sits in relation to ...

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Practitioner – Led Learning Exchange image

PRACTITIONER-LED LEARNING EXCHANGE On the 2nd of September 2015, sixteen business and community leaders commenced a four day training program aimed at exploring the Social Enterprise Academy approach to learning.  Key objectives of the training program were to: Share and experience activities in a 'high support: high challenge' learning environment Deepen participants understanding of an approach to learning based on the learning cycle Explore and practice non-directive and action learning approaches to facilitation Identify connections and shared purpose around learning and development The practitioner - led learning exchange was hugely successful, marking an exciting start to ACRE's Social Enterprise Academy Pilot Program. Participant feedback "This program; what I have learnt and the people I've met have been a real gift. Thank you!" "Consolidated my learning and understanding. Demonstrated a ...

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