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Social Enterprise - Your Way Forward

Dates: Various – please see below
Cost: Free* (Including free lunch)
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Note: This event is only available to social enterprise organisations based in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

Do you run a business with a social purpose? This could include a trading Charity or Voluntary Community organisation, Community Interest Company or Co-operative.

This free workshop will focus on creating a successful strategy for your social enterprise. Covering topics from strategic planning and management to social impact measurement and leadership, the workshop will highlight the key essentials to consider for ‘future focus’ planning as well as provide you with expert insights from the below speakers:

Caro Hart, Franklin Hart Consultancy CIC - Management of a Social Enterprise

Caro runs a social enterprise (a community interest company) working in the voluntary and community sector. She is a charity professional with 30 years of experience and an MBA.

Running a social enterprise is about more than just making money like a company. Similarly, it is about more than serving the beneficiary group as with charities. Social enterprise needs to produce both outcomes and so much more. For this reason, good management practice is vital! Caro Hart will talk about the basics of good management in social enterprise including:

  • Planning, both strategic and operational
  • Risk analysis and risk management
  • Stakeholder development

Gina Cicerone - Award Manager at UnLtd (Stevenage only)

UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. UnLtd resources hundreds of individuals each year through its Awards programmes. UnLtd operates a unique model by investing directly in individuals and offering a complete package of resources; each Award provides funding, ongoing advice, networking and practical support. This seminar will cover the different awards and types of support that UnLtd offers and would be useful for anyone looking to start or scale a social enterprise.

Gina is the UnLtd Award Manager for London and the East of England. Prior to completing her Masters in Development Management at the LSE, Gina founded and served as Director of the social enterprise Fundacion VASE – ICYE Ecuador.

Elaine McCorriston - Social Enterprise East of England - Social Impact Measurement

This is an increasingly competitive time for funding opportunities and attracting new business.

Third sector organisations need to compete for custom and contracts as well as use Social Impact Assessment to gain competitive advantage. Social Impact Assessment can help you become THE organisation to do business with, as well as show existing funders/commissioners how well you are performing. Social Impact Assessment allows organisations to prove their value and improve their performance.

This session will outline some of the reasons that SIA is important. You’ll be able to look at how you can start measuring your organisation’s social impact, highlighting the many resources available. It will provide you with an insight into the Social Return on investment methodology.

Kuldip Reyatt – Leadership Transformation Partners - Leadership and Innovation for Transforming Social Enterprises

Kuldip will talk about his experiences of being involved in the board/strategic leadership of a couple of UK and global non-profit organisations. In addition, he will share his insights from advising and coaching several social entrepreneurs and leaders of innovative social enterprises.

This will be an interactive session and you will be able to participate and share your own stories. You will take away useful knowledge about leadership and social innovation that can be applied in your social enterprise.

Social enterprises make a valuable contribution in a fair society, and increasingly, provide vital services – often, transforming lives.

Good leadership and innovation are essential for building, operating and sustaining social enterprises over the long-term. If we want transformative social enterprises then leadership may also need to be transformed and there has to be real social innovation.

  • What does leadership mean to everyone in the enterprise, for stakeholders, and ultimately for beneficiaries…what should it mean?
  • What are the key challenges of leadership and social innovation… how do you navigate these challenges when you are a new social entrepreneur?
  • How do you transform leadership if you lead or are part of a leadership team of an existing social enterprise…particularly, with limited resources?

These questions and some emerging theories, practical tools and resources will be discussed in this session.

Available Dates: 

LocationDates
Luton TBC
Stevenage TBC

Book your place today by emailing helenashby@wenta.co.uk or calling 01438 791 002.

Limited places available!

* Dates are subject to change, please call to confirm your booking.

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