ODU Social Entrepreneurship. Shaping a Better World Today. Alicia Phillips, Associate Director for Intercultural Initiatives Office of Intercultural Relations Fall 2013 Leadership Lecture Series Presentation Wednesday, November 13, 2013 . Program Description.
Shaping a Better World Today
Alicia Phillips, Associate Director for Intercultural Initiatives
Office of Intercultural Relations
Fall 2013 Leadership Lecture Series Presentation
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
This session explores concepts of social entrepreneurship as a means to empowering individuals to realize their potential to make meaningful contributions to society.
We will discuss how personal experiences, passions and strengths can be used as guides to success, well-being and lasting fulfillment.
On a sheet of paper –
List one for each of the following: 1) strength or talent, 2) passion, 3) skill, 4) privilege and 5) material resource.
Write down one issue, concern or problem that affects you directly or indirectly.
In the group –
Discuss your list with those in your group. Select one problem from those listed by your group members. Utilize all your tools to develop a plan, product or organization (and roles) to address the problem.
Entrepreneur – agent, innovator, initiator, artist
Intrepreneur – entrepreneur who works within the context of an established organization
Social Entrepreneurship – movement beyond the status quo; movement to create solutions to social problems, issues and concerns; developing sustainable improvements to the human condition.
Addresses root cause of problems
Develops practical, organic solutions
Values sustainability & accountability
Values well-being, peace, justice & equity
Values interdependence vs. independence
Requires communication, self-expression, team-building, collaboration, vision, creativity & leadership
Values cultural competency
Muhammad Yunus– 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Good people doing good things
Artists of all types
How to Become a Social Entrepreneur
Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)
Social Entrepreneurship: Definitions and Boundaries
Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for a Definition
Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
Institute for Social Entrepreneurshttp://www.socialent.org/
WangariMaathai- 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner