Slides from a 3 hour workshop with University Students in India introducing them to the concept of Social Entrepreneurship.
Workshop included role play, case studies, student exercises and covered what Stephen sees as the 4 Ps of being a Social Entrepreneur. Being
Passionate, Practical, Persistent, and Professional.
An introduction to Social Entrepreneurship workshop presented by Stephen Carrick-Davies
For Btech faculty and MBA students
Gram Tarang Employment Training Services
Centuiron University of Technology and Management
Context of this presentation
• The following slides were used in a 3 hour interactive
workshops with students at the Centurion University
in Bhubaneswar, India by Stephen Carrick-Davies in
• This was a workshop not a lecture and the slides are
uploaded here to give an idea of the session and the
way this subject can be introduced through activity
• They are uploaded here for the students but also to
help others who want to introduce the topic of Social
• At the end of the presentation there are links to other
organisations who are committed to supporting social
“In the past we were defined by what we
own, today we are defined by what we share”
A little bit about me
• Ten years at NGO Childnet International (CEO)
• Now an Independent Trainer on Digital Citizenship
• Working with ‘Pushed-out’ learners in employability
• Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs
• But also a Parent and Learner and .....
Which part do you want ?
Glad to have a “Portfolio” career
WHAT WILL WE COVER IN THIS SESSION
What is Social Entrepreneurship ?
Examples of Social Entrepreneurship
Qualities of a Social Entrepreneur
The 4 Ps of Social Entrepreneurship
How we could build a culture of Social Entrepreneurship
on this campus and across Indian universities?
Through group activities using
films, case studies, role-play,
brainstorming, question time
and looking at mistakes !
A good place to start
What do you want from a job ?
Is it a calling? A way of viewing all you do ? Can it be for a season?
Can you combine lots of things and still call yourself a Social Entreprenuer ?
Social entrepreneurs are individuals with
innovative solutions to society's most pressing
They are ambitious and persistent, tackling
major social issues and offering new ideas for
But this is Personal
Someone who works in an
entrepreneurial manner, but for
public or social benefit rather than
to make money.
It can be
• very hard
• and you will fall and make mistakes,
but.... the view from the top is amazing !
Some of the social entrepreneurial projects I’m involved with
1) HILL STATION
and a vibrant
community ‘hub’ 9
staff £200K turnover
training to help
to work -Videos
from ‘Pushed out
3) ASHA TRUST Sri Lanka. I’m a Trustee of a small charity
which has built a centre to provide training for local people
(£35K raised and we take UK students to visit and learn)
On a scale of 1- 10 rank yourself as to how
Knowledgeable you are about Social
“New to this
“I already run
my own Social
Teach a man to
fish and he has
food for a
Give a man a
fish and he will
eat for a day
are not content just
to give a fish or teach
how to fish.
They will not rest until
Lasting Change Making
What social project would you run
if someone gave you 100,000 ?
Use the post it note
to state the name of
your project and it’s
Let’s look at your ideas ?
Which ones do
you like ?
What’s in the
Who could you
work with ?
Could this idea
be replicated ?
Where are you
going to start ?
Turn to your neighbour and talk
• What’s your reaction to this film ?
• What difference has Veronika made?
• Do you think this example could be replicated ?
• What do people need in your community ?
“A coat is just a band aid
for a systemic issue”
“Designing something which
people actually need”
My 3 Ps of being a SE.
You have to be:
There are others but this is a good place to start !
Let’s look at these 3 things in greater detail
Are you ‘possessed
by this idea and can
this to others?
Are you resourceful,
Are you prepared
to make mistakes
and keep saying,
“it can be done”?
BREAK INTO 3 GROUPS TO LOOK AT THESE 3 AREAS ?
1.How did you discover your passion ?
2 Who else shares this passion where you live?
3 What could you do with your passion ?
1. How do you really know if you are good at something ?
2. How do you improve your practical skills?
3. How can you find people who can help you do what you
are not good at ?
1.How do you become resilient?
2.Who do you know who can provide support
when things are tough ?
3.How will you feel if you fail at first ?
FEEDBACK ON THIS GROUP WORK
1. How did you
2 Who else shares
this passion ?
3 What could you
do with your
1. How do you really know if
you are good at
2. How do you improve your
3. How can you find people
who can help you do what
you are not good at ?
1. How do you become
2. Who do you know
who can provide
support when things
are tough ?
3. How will you feel if
you fail at first ?
WHAT ARE YOUR 3 TOP TIPS TO
SHARE TO EVERYONE
You are to be
interviewed by your
bank manager for a
loan of 100,000
rupees for your
social Enterprise plan
– are you able to
answer the questions
• We need a volunteer for the bank
manager, and the social Entrepreneur
• The rest of the group – listen very
carefully – what questions do you think
the bank manager will ask ?
• Will the Social Entrepreneur be ready ?
• If you were the bank manager would
you give them a loan?
How do we fund a
• Turn to your neighbour and come up with 3
different ways in which you can raise money.
• What are the + and the – of each way ?
• What would you find the easiest and the most
A final P = Professionalism
As you plan your Social Enterprise you will need
A clear business plan
A clear fundraising and income generation
A cash flow and risk analysis
An appropriate structure and governance
A board of directors, trustees or advisors
A system of being accountable, transparent and
ethical in all you do !
But that’s the next workshop ...
Is there a culture
of ‘fear of failure’
in India ?
“It is impossible to
live without failing at
you live so cautiously
that you might has
well not have lived at
all, in which case you
have failed by
J. K. Rowling
How could we build a culture of Social
Entrepreneurship on campus?
WHERE TO FIND OUT MORE INFO
School for social entrepreneurs UK
SE organisations in India
Articles re SE in India
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