Tuesday, June 26, 2018

ANU Social Enterprise Bootcamp

Greetings from the ANU Social Enterprise Bootcamp, at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. This is hosted by the ANU Technology Transfer Office. The workshop is being run by Cindy Mitchell, Social Impact Strategist at the University of Canberra and CEO of the Mill House Social Enterprise Accelerator. Cindy has adapted the tools usually used to start-up a new for-profit business to the not-for-profit sector.

There do not appear to be many formal qualifications in this area. Macquarie University has a Master of Social Entrepreneurship and LSE an MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

We had to each complete a "Design for Impact for Scale Canvas".
For the purpose of the exercise I looked at how we might help early career academics and professionals  teach part time at university. The idea would be to have them see themselves as professional educators. They would be offered ways to become qualified in eduction without having to attend class or pay a lot of money. The emphasis would be on what saves time and frustration and gets them contracts, not education theory. This is a path I have been on over the last few years,but I would hope to make it a bit easier.

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