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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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  This is the first time SEA Australia have delivered an indigenous learning and development program which was translated in language for the participants. The approach was to use the Social Enterprise in Schools program and materials as framework for the delivery of the program for the Thamurrurr Indigenous Youth Corporation. The program was about engaging trainees in an introduction to social enterprise.  Exploring the definitions, values and purpose of social enterprise trainees were able to apply this knowledge to their own business planning process and delivery of their own social enterprise in Wadeye, Northern Territory. Day one of the program introduced  the concept of social enterprise to the Youth Team Leaders who had been identified by Wadeye elders to work with young people ...

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Changemakers – Applications now open for the Young Social Pioneers Program video

The Foundation of Young Australians (FYA) Young Social Pioneers is a doorway to a powerful community of changemakers and experts that will back and elevate young innovators as they address issues they care about. The Young Social Pioneers program is an initiative supporting young people who are leading responses to the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time. Young Social Pioneers is open to Australians aged 18 to 29 years who are using their influence, platform or initiative to change the world. Young people from all backgrounds, cultures, religions, locations and walks of life are encouraged to apply. Applications for the 2018 program are now open until June 1, ...

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Building Thriving Rural Communities video

Our partnership with Rural Councils Victoria to deliver the Social Enterprise Academy's 'Understanding Social Enterprise' workshops to rural and regional councils across Victoria has taken off. If you or your council are interested in learning more or being involved get in touch with the Social Enterprise Academy Australia program manager at ACRE - Peter Sacco. In the meantime Rural Councils Victoria have put together this excellent short video which captures the feedback of workshop participants from our 8 workshops so far. Take a few moments to listen to what they have to say and how the program has helped increase their understanding about social enterprise.'I started out with some knowledge of my own however this workshop has significantly sharpened my understanding ...

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Understanding Social Enterprise workshop: Loddon Shire image

ACRE and the Social Enterprise Academy Australia are working in partnership with Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) over the next three years to deliver cross sector learning and development workshops across the 38 RCV member councils. These facilitated workshops deliberately bring together cross sector leaders from government, community, education and business to learn about social enterprise.  An Understanding Social Enterprise Workshop is being delivered in the Loddon Shire this month. This two-day workshop will introduce participants to the objectives, purpose, theories and practice of social enterprise. LOCATION: Inglewood, Loddon Shire DATE: 31 October & 1 November 2017 TIME: 9am - 4pm DURATION: 2 days CONTACT: Pete Sacco 0357 282 916 PRICE: The workshop has been fully funded by Rural Councils Victoria with support from the Loddon Shire Council. The workshop will: ...

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Free Community Presentation: June 16 & June 20 image

ACRE in partnership with the City of Wodonga will be delivering 'The Future of Work and Our Next Generation' presentations in June. This presentation (to be held at three different times) will help you understand how social enterprise is supporting young people and preparing them for the future of work. The presentation will focus on the current challenges facing young people in rural Victoria, the changing landscape of employment, the skills that young people need to prepare for the future of work and the role that social enterprise is playing to transform the next generation from ‘job seekers to job creators. This is a great opportunity for representatives from the government, business, community and education sectors across Wodonga to understand how they ...

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