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An introduction to Social Entrepreneurship workshop presented by Stephen Carrick-Davies

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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.

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An introduction to Social Entrepreneurship workshop presented by Stephen Carrick-Davies

  1. 1. For Btech faculty and MBA students Gram Tarang Employment Training Services Centuiron University of Technology and Management Bhubaneswar, India Stephen Carrick-Davies January 2015 SOCIALENTREPRENEURSHIP
  2. 2. 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 January 2015. • 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 based learning. • They are uploaded here for the students but also to help others who want to introduce the topic of Social Entrepreneurship. • At the end of the presentation there are links to other organisations who are committed to supporting social entrepreneurship. “In the past we were defined by what we own, today we are defined by what we share” Chalres Leadbeater
  3. 3. A little bit about me Stephen Carrick-Davies • 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
  4. 4. 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 !
  5. 5. A good place to start What do you want from a job ? SE 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 ?
  6. 6. Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society's most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.
  7. 7. 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 • lonely • scary • and you will fall and make mistakes, but.... the view from the top is amazing !
  8. 8. Some of the social entrepreneurial projects I’m involved with 1) HILL STATION COMMUNITY CAFE. Providing employment and a vibrant community ‘hub’ 9 staff £200K turnover www.hillstation.org.uk
  9. 9. 2) FACEWORK. Website and training to help yp acquire positive attitudes to work -Videos from ‘Pushed out Learners’ www.facework.today
  10. 10. 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) http://ashatrust.co.uk/
  11. 11. On a scale of 1- 10 rank yourself as to how Knowledgeable you are about Social Entreprenuership ? 1 ----------------------5----------------------10 “New to this concept “I already run my own Social Enterprise”
  12. 12. Teach a man to fish and he has food for a lifetime Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day "Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” Bill Drayton Lasting Change Making Individual change Community change Societal change
  13. 13. 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 primary aim
  14. 14. Let’s look at your ideas ? Which ones do you like ? Why ? What’s in the name ? Who could you work with ? Could this idea be replicated ? Where are you going to start ?
  15. 15. www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo-kvh1w60w
  16. 16. 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”
  17. 17. Passionate Practical My 3 Ps of being a SE. You have to be: Persistent There are others but this is a good place to start !
  18. 18. Passionate Practical Persistent Let’s look at these 3 things in greater detail Are you ‘possessed by this idea and can you communicate this to others? Are you resourceful, innovative and creative ? Are you prepared to make mistakes and keep saying, “it can be done”?
  19. 19. Passionate Practical Persistent BREAK INTO 3 GROUPS TO LOOK AT THESE 3 AREAS ?
  20. 20. Passion 1.How did you discover your passion ? 2 Who else shares this passion where you live? 3 What could you do with your passion ?
  21. 21. Practical 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 ?
  22. 22. Persistent 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 ?
  23. 23. FEEDBACK ON THIS GROUP WORK 1. How did you discover your passion ? 2 Who else shares this passion ? 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 ? PracticalPassion Practical WHAT ARE YOUR 3 TOP TIPS TO SHARE TO EVERYONE
  24. 24. Role Play 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?
  25. 25. How do we fund a social enterprise? • 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 challenging ?
  26. 26. From SSE training on Social Entrepreneurs
  27. 27. A final P = Professionalism As you plan your Social Enterprise you will need  A clear business plan  A clear fundraising and income generation programme  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 ...
  28. 28. Is there a culture of ‘fear of failure’ in India ? “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default”. J. K. Rowling
  29. 29. How could we build a culture of Social Entrepreneurship on campus? Small Group discussion
  30. 30. FEEDBACK
  31. 31. Questions and next steps
  32. 32. WHERE TO FIND OUT MORE INFO School for social entrepreneurs UK http://www.the-sse.org SE organisations in India http://socialearth.org/company-list Ashoka India http://india.ashoka.org/ Articles re SE in India http://infochangeindia.org/governance/features/social-entrepreneurs- make-it-their-business-to-change-india.html http://businessforpeopleandplanet.net/india-has-a-great-culture-of- social-entrepreneurship-antonella-vischer/#.VMtfaS4YlSA
  33. 33. www.carrick-davies.comstephen@carrick-davies.com Complete Evaluation forms

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