SiG Inspiring Action for Social Impact Series
Social Innovation Generation is pleased to announce that the Inspiring Action for Social Impact Series is concentrating its next webinar events entirely on Canadian ideas in social innovation.
From November 2, we explore innovation through the eyes of our own SiG leadership team. It's rare that we focus on our own collaborative, but this gives us an opportunity to share with you the strength of this unique structure, and the great learnings that each Director has to impart. It's not so much a "how-to" but a "what I've learned and what I see in the future" series.
All events are scheduled on Wednesdays 12noon - 1pm (ET, Nth America). You can register for one or more webinars or for the entire series.
Frances Westley launched our series in early November. Frances is the JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo and the co-Founder of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience. Frances is an internationally-renowned social innovation academic and is co-author of Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed. Frances frames her discussion around Social Innovation & Resilience. Resilience is, like sustainability, linked to the capacity to balance a healthy environment with a vibrant economy with social justice. Click here to view her presentation and to access further resources.
November 9: Stephen Huddart on Managing Social Innovation
* why do we need managers who are skilled at social innovation?
* what are the key capacities that leaders and managers bring to social innovation?
* how do we create a social innovation culture inside our organisations?
* how do we become a society that practices continuous social innovation?
Allyson discusses Shared Value, the concept first popularized by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer in their Harvard Business Review article, and shape the discussion around the impact & import for the non-profit sector.
Really effective collaborations between communities and universities are of increasing interest to organizational leaders, policy-makers, students, teachers, and researchers. They have the potential to be a crucial source of social innovation in the 21st century. SiG@Waterloo has worked with five outstanding examples of such collaborations to find out what perspectives, processes and practices allow them to significantly support innovation to emerge, be sustained and to positively affect some of the most challenging problems of our time.
During this presentation, Tim discusses a recent visit to Australia where he was invited to speak at the Social Innovation Summit, an initiative of the Macquarie Group Foundation. "From Canada to Oz and Back", compares Australia and Canada and their respective social innovation and social finance ecosystems, looking for synergies for development and lessons we can learn.
December 7: Al Etmanski on Natural Care
Care, caring, and caregiver are words used to describe those who take care of family members or friends out of love. These terms are also used by those who are paid to help and support others. This is confusing on a number of fronts. That the dimensions, requirements and scale of natural care is invisible is a serious public policy issue. We have relegated it as a private matter. In fact, it defines us as a species, as a country, as a society, as an individual.
WEDNESDAY January 11, 2012: Tim Brodhead on Key trends in philanthropy for grant seekers from a SI perspective
MONDAY February 13, 2012: Dr. Ilse Treurnicht on Upcoming trends in Canadian innovation
Register for one or all events today. All webinars will include time for questions and comments from you.
Speaker bios in order of appearance:
Frances Westley: J.W. McConnell Chair in Social Innovation, University of Waterloo, SiG@Waterloo
Stephen Huddart: President and CEO, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
Allyson Hewitt: Director, Social Entrepreneurship at MaRS, SiG@MaRS
Cheryl Rose: Director, Partnerships and Projects for SiG@Waterloo
Tim Draimin: Executive Director, Social Innovation Generation (National)
Al Etmanski: President and Co-Founder of PLAN, Director, SiG@PLAN
Tim Brodhead: Senior Fellow, SiG National. Fmr President, JW McConnell Family Foundation
Ilse Treurnicht: CEO, MaRS Discovery District
After you register, visit our Inspiring Action for Social Impact Series page to view our past events.