in partnership with Continuing Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison
MALAWI: VIRTUAL 5-WEEK
COMMUNITY CONSULTING PROGRAM
COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
“I am very grateful for my experience with this program. I felt excited for each and every class, supported by leadership and my peers, and engaged throughout discussions and project iterations. If you're looking for an experience that enhances your creative, empathetic, sustainable problem-solving and collaboration skills, this is the program for you!”
- 2021 J TERM Participant - University of Notre Dame
CHANGEMAKING IS A TEAM SPORT
You'll engage with guest mentors/coaches leading innovation at at VisionSpring, Google, Rotary International, Accenture, Airbnb, Per Scholas, United Nations Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation and more. They'll support you and your team in not only your consulting projects, but will as well provide insights to help you on your own personal and professional changemaker journey. Download the confirmed list here.
5-WEEK COMMUNITY CONSULTING PROGRAM
Social Entrepreneur Corps is piloting a collaboration with Continuing Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison to offer a unique 5-week program during the summer of 2021. This is a virtual program enhanced with optional activities and exercises that will get you out of your seat and engage with others in your own local community. We'll combine a mix of flexible synchronous and asynchronous activities. And along the way you'll build lifelong friendships with people from around the world.
THE PROGRAM DETAILS
JUNE 15th to JULY 15th
SYNCHRONOUS FULL GROUP SESSIONS:
T + Th - 9:00 to 11:15 AM (CT)
MAXIMUM 20 PARTICIPANTS DIVIDED INTO 3 TO 4 CONSULTING TEAMS
FLEXIBLE TEAM SESSIONS DETERMINED BY TEAM MEMBERS
SYNCHRONOUS ELECTIVES: MENTOR/COACHING, CULTURAL ACTIVITIES + LOCAL "COMMUNITY CHALLENGES"
PROGRAM COST: $700
PAY-AS-YOU GO OPTION AVAILABLE
APPLICATIONS OPEN EXCLUSIVELY FOR UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN STUDENTS UNTIL APRIL 23rd
ALL APPLICATIONS CLOSE MAY 7th
We've adapted all of the core components of our traditional field programs to provide you with a truly unique educational, professional and personal growth opportunity.
CONSULTING CLIENT: ACADES (MALAWI)
Our community consulting client will be ACADES. ACADES, based in Lilongwe, Malawi, is an organization that provides sustainable solutions to smallholder farmers so that they can increase their productivity, increase their profits, and create self-employment opportunities. As of April 1st, ACADES has trained over 10,000 smallholder farmers, provided financing through soft input loans to over 3,000 youth farmers, and provided profitable markets to over 6,000 farmers. Lusayo Mwakatika, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student who is innovating with the team in Malawi, will be part of our overall leadership team in this effort.
Gain insights on the who, what, when, where, why and most importantly, the how from World Economic Forum "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" and Ashoka Fellow Greg Van Kirk. Learn more about Greg's depth and breadth of experience here.
This is all about empathy. We've creatively adapted our field activities to help you build empathy with individuals and communities in Malawi.
Get access to a diverse set of amazing mentors/coaches to not only help you with your consulting work, but as well to provide insights for your own personal, educational and professional journey. Download the confirmed list of mentors/coaches for Summer 2021.
"Greg's combined expertise in business and years of experience in social entrepreneurship around the globe give him a unique understanding about the drivers of social innovation. He has a remarkable ability to distill key strategic insights that explain success and communicate them in ways that are both accessible and inspiring."
Co Founder- Solutions Journalism Network,
Author - “How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas”
THIS ISN'T OUR FIRST RODEO!
We launched Social Entrepreneur Corps over 15 years ago. Since then we've created unique experiences for 2,000+ students and professionals to create impact in Guatemala, Ecuador, Nicaragua, The Dominican Republic, Peru and Costa Rica. We have long-standing relationships with partners such as the University of Notre Dame, Miami University, Northwestern University and Warby Parker, to name a few. Our years of experience have empowered us with the expertise and helped us to build the local relationships necessary to successfully pivot to virtual and hybrid programs.
“The team approaches their work with professionalism, broad-spectrum skill sets and a tenacious work ethic. Their deep grassroots expertise coupled with business experience and willingness ‘to get their hands dirty’ is unique and hard to come by.”
- Neil Blumenthal, Co Founder + Co CEO - Warby Parker
"Greg is the go-to person when it comes to anything related to social entrepreneurship and innovation. He not only created a program that changed the entire trajectory of my career (Social Entrepreneur Corps), but he also has continued to be a mentor when I have navigated where to go next."
- Colleen Sheehy - Manager, Accenture Global Social Innovation Program