ICSB Global Certificates Return to D.C. with Complimentary Accommodations!

May 8, 2019

ICSB is excited to announce the 5th cohort of the ICSB Certificate Program and for the first time ever, we’re offering complimentary accommodations!

For a one time payment of $1500, you’ll receive certification in the certificate of your choice, as well as a multi-night stay at the beautiful Hyatt Place Hotel (2121 M ST NW, Washington, D.C.)

The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate and Creativity and Innovation Certificates will be held in Washington, D.C. in partnership with the GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadership from June 8-10 and June 10-12 respectively.

Space is very limited so register as soon as possible to take advantage of the complimentary hotel stay! The official registration deadline is May 29, 2019.

Renowned Global Faculty will include:
Tony Mendes
Donna Kelley
Paul Sweircz
George Solomon
Jeff Alves

ICSB Global Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship:

Dates of Hotel Stay: June 7-11, 2019
Dates of Certificate Program: June 8-10, 2019
Click here to register: https://icsbglobal.org/certificate/sedc/

Description of Modules:

Module One: Introduction to Global Social Entrepreneurship
This module compares social entrepreneurship with traditional entrepreneurship, outlines the basic concepts of social entrepreneurship and summarizes social entrepreneurship concepts. An overview of new organizational options for social ventures and understanding how for-profit ventures can accomplish social good.

Module Two: Global Challenges and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
This module examines the major components of sustainable development.  It looks at the topic of Micro, Small & Medium-size Enterprises, and the positive effect it can have on world economies, and the challenges for these MSME’s are explored in detail.

Module Three: Innovation and Opportunity Recognition for Social Enterprises
This module brings up the topics of innovation and creativity and how these are applied in social enterprises. The process of moving from problems to a solution, with empathy, and the process of moving from solution to problems, with effectuation, is explored in depth. This module discusses the diffusion of innovation and social change and why innovation often does not get adopted.

Please view a sample of an online segment: (click here for sample segment).

ICSB Global Certificate in Innovation & Creativity:

Dates of Hotel Stay: June 9-12, 2019
Dates of Certificate Program: June 10-12, 2019
Click here to register: https://icsbglobal.org/certificate/cidc/

Module One: Think like an artist: Creativity for the Design of effective products and service
The objective of this module is to present an actionable approach to the design of “beautiful” products and services. Why beauty? Because of recent and breakthrough findings in Cognitive science about how the mind perceives complexity to show that the pursuit of beauty is the way our brain understand the world and make decisions opting for the most elegant solution. In this module, we will use visual art and neuroscience to show how artists achieve elegance and translate this into a set of eight strategies that can be used to improve the design and enhance creativity.

Module Two: Creativity and Design thinking: how to design effective Organizations

A visual, design thinking approach is applied in this module to the design of effective organizations as well. A new venture is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. Using visual tools to design and simulate business models, in this workshop participants will learn how visual thinking and simplicity can help in the design of lean as well as effective ventures:

Module Three: Where do good ideas come from?

This module will present a review of the most well-known theories about sources of innovation: where do good ideas come from? Can innovation be designed? Which are the characteristics of highly innovative systems and how can we replicate them and apply to our business idea? Theories will be presented through successful cases and examples from the real world based on 4 types of innovation sources.

Ina Gjikondi

Ina Gjikondi

Founder & Faculty Director

I am a teacher, speaker, mother, alchemist, innovator, poet, modern mystic and co-curator of creative learning experiences that expand consciousness with the goal of One Shared Humanity.

I serve as the Director of Executive Education & Coaching and as the Founder & e-Co Leadership Coaching Program Director at the George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership.

e-Co Leadership Coaching Certification (e-CLC) is an International Coaching Federation aligned professional foundational program rooted in the cultivation of energetic stability, by expanding, emerging, exchanging and evolving in co-creation, co-connection, co-action and co-movement in service to the greater good.

I believe in coaching as a way of being and an invitation to the practice of anchored capacity, where we learn to stay present, practical and poetic, to deepen and expand our contribution in the world.

We must cultivate capacities that will support people and organizations to think from a whole person and whole systems perspective in a way that gets us deeply in touch with our own humanity and helps us heal our connection within systems, from the cellular level of our being to the cellular level of our humanity and yes, change starts with us. Nations don’t transform, people do and we can start there.

Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson

Executive Director

Jim Robinson is the Executive Director of The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. He is a senior executive and change leader with more than 25 years of experience in leading large-scale organization change, strategic human resources development, and organization effectiveness, consulting with corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Robinson’s work has focused on the development of empowering leaders and the building of high commitment/high performance organizations that achieve outstanding results.

Mr. Robinson writes, lectures, and leads workshops in the field of personal self-empowerment and personal effectiveness. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Rutgers University.

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