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IV ICSB Mexico International Research & Education Conference

Transformation, Integration and Innovation

Ensenada, B.C, Mexico |April 10-11, 2019

San Diego, CA, USA|April 12-13, 2019

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ICSB Social Entrepreneurship Certificate

The ICSB Social Entrepreneurship Certificate (click to register) is heading to sunny San Diego, California! The certificate will be offered on April 12-13, 2019, at the Entrepreneurship Educators Conference, held at San Diego State University under the leadership of Dr. Alex DeNoble. The conference theme is “Transforming the Field of Entrepreneurship”. The VI California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference will be held in sync with the exciting IV ICSB Mexico International ConferenceClick here for more information.

The ICSB Social Entrepreneurship  Certificate – California edition starts with a panel session led by Ms. Jenny Amaraneni, a successful and exciting social entrepreneur. Jenny launched SOLO Eyewear, a line of eco-friendly sunglasses where each pair purchased funds eye care for people in need. Under her guidance, SOLO Eyewear funded eye care for 15,000+ people across 32 countries and was recognized on Good Morning America, the Today Show,  Forbes, and MSNBC.

Participants in the SE program have access to 11 “modules” offered by top educators in this field. Drs. Tony Mendes and Jeff Hornsby, ICSB Global Educators, will be leading the following certificate modules comparing social entrepreneurship with traditional entrepreneurship and provide an overview of new organizational options for social ventures and understanding how for-profit ventures can accomplish social good. The other certificate module brings up the topics of innovation and creativity and how these are applied in social enterprises. The process of moving from problems to the solution, with empathy, and the process of moving from solution to problems, with effectuation, is explored. For more information on the ICSB Social Entrepreneurship Certificate, visit the official website.

The 6th Annual California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference will be a place to engage in dialog and interactive sessions to equip participants with tools and ideas for advancing curriculum design and contemporary research. The conference, held from April 11-13, 2019 is truly a platform for sharing amongst entrepreneurship educators. View the official website.

The cost of the ICSB Global Certificate is $1500, which includes your registration to the California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference. Registration will be accepted until April 5, 2019. Register Here. Participants upon completion, receive a formal certificate and letters of accomplishment are sent to deans and department chairs.

Tentative Schedule (More details forthcoming):

Friday, April 12:
8:00 – 9:45: Module 1: Tony Mendes
10:00 – 12:45: Module 2: Jenny Amaraneni and Tony Mendes

Saturday, April 13
9:30 – 11:30: Module 3: Jeff Hornsby

ICSB Global in partnership with its worldwide affiliates and chapters is proud to offer educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, students, government officials, and small business owners the opportunity to advance their entrepreneurial knowledge and skills through our new innovative ICSB Global Social Entrepreneurship Certificate (ICSB Global SE).

Each ICSB Global SE certificate requires you complete three (3) mandatory modules followed by two (2) elective modules from the many provided. The ICSB Global SE certificate offers an invaluable experience of being able to interact with participants from across the globe and from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and knowledge. ICSB brings over 60 years of knowledge to this certificate program.

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 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.

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Module Four: Running a Social Venture: Led by Dr. Jean-François Ouellet

This module addresses the major issue of deciding on a For-Profit or Not-for-Profit company model when setting up a social venture. It introduces the concept of a Social Business Canvas, which is a tool that lists questions to be asked when setting up a social venture.

Module Five: Social Innovation and the Community: Led by Dr. Roberto Parente

This module discusses the local community roles in a social innovation project.  Various leadership skills for successful implementation of social innovation in a community setting were discussed in depth.

Module Six: Marketing a Social Venture: Led by Dr. Jean-François Ouellet

The module examines marketing strategies on how to do focused marketing for a social venture. It examines the concepts of segments, various advertising strategies, and how to apply creativity in the social entrepreneurship marketplace.

Module Seven: How to Teach Social Entrepreneurship: Led by Drs. Tony Mendes and Ayman El Tarabishy

This module, which is hosted by Dr. El-Tarabishy and Dr. Mendes, examines the history of Social Entrepreneurship and the implications it has had historically. The module also gives concrete guidance to instructors on how to teach a Social Entrepreneurship course in a university setting.

Module Eight: B Corps and Government Regulations: Led by Dr. Winslow Sargeant

This module examines the effect of the 4th Industrial Revolution on economies worldwide and the effect it will have in particular on small businesses. Various government bodies and regulations are examined for the positive effects they can have on business formation and nurturing entrepreneurship in the US economy.

Module Nine: The Enterprising University: Led by Dr. Jeffrey Alves

This module examines how a university can adequately teach and prepare today’s students in our constantly changing and evolving society. The module examines the role of the community, a focus on service and a student centered model in the examination of a sample enterprising university.

Module Ten: The Role of Disruptive Technology: Led by Dr. Katia Passerini

This module examines disruptive technology and the destabilizing effect it can have on markets. It looks at the effect of social entrepreneurship and how it might open a path to disruptive innovation and bring a new workforce along.

Module Eleven: Global Profiles of Women’s Entrepreneurship: Led by Dr. Donna Kelley

This module describes how woman’s entrepreneurship can take different profiles across economics, regions, and economic development levels.  It examines ways in which women’s entrepreneurship may be promoted and supported. The module explains why and which women start businesses in different countries and identifies various challenges for women’s entrepreneurship in different economies.