GUATEMALA: VIRTUAL 5-WEEK
COMMUNITY CONSULTING PROGRAMS
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
Note: Please reach out to appropriate contacts at school if you are University of Notre Dame student for the scholarship application process. If you are a Northwestern University student, please visit Virtual Global Development in Action to learn more about the 2021 summer program and our partnership. Applications for this GESI program close on April 25th.
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.
SUMMER 2021 PROGRAMS
Social Entrepreneur Corps will be offering three 5-week programs during the summer of 2021. We'll combine a mix of flexible synchronous and asynchronous activities. 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. And along the way you'll build lifelong friendships with people from around the world. There's no substitute for being a part of a community of like-minded people especially in times like these.
MAY 31ST TO JULY 2ND
SYNCHRONOUS FULL GROUP SESSIONS:
MWF - 9:00 AM TO 11:15 AM (ET)
JUNE 15TH TO JULY 15TH
SYNCHRONOUS FULL GROUP SESSIONS:
T+TH - 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM (ET)
JUNE 28TH TO JULY 30TH
SYNCHRONOUS FULL GROUP SESSIONS:
MWF - 2:00 PM TO 4:15 PM (ET)
MAXIMUM 25 PARTICIPANTS DIVIDED INTO 3 TO 4 CONSULTING TEAMS
FLEXIBLE TEAM SESSIONS DETERMINED BY TEAM MEMBERS
FLEXIBLE GROUP SPANISH LANGUAGE SESSIONS DIVIDED BY LEVEL
SYNCHRONOUS ELECTIVES: MENTOR/COACHING, CULTURAL ACTIVITIES + LOCAL "COMMUNITY CHALLENGES"
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.
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.
We may be far away but that doesn't mean we can't provide critical support for our grassroots local partners. Learn the consulting skills you need through real-world engagements. This summer our primary clients are scheduled to be the Centro Explorativo and Soluciones Comunitarias, a Guatemalan social enterprise.
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.
This is all about empathy. We've creatively adapted our field activities to help you build empathy with individuals and communities in rural Guatemala.
Culture really does matter! You'll have the opportunity to gain unique insights about rural Guatemala and maybe learn how to cook and Salsa dance as well.
As part of the program you'll receive up to 12 hours of conversational Spanish taught by Guatemalan teachers. No need to show up with any Spanish language experience.
RECEIVE A "CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION"
"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
PROGRAM COST + APPLICATION PROCESS
We recognize that these are challenging economic times for many and want to be responsive. As a result, we've worked to create the most economical program possible and a pay-what-you-can and pay-when-you-can structure. Choose which option you'd like and the timing of your payments. Regardless, the program remains the same and we 100% respect whichever option you choose. With options 2 and 3 additional funds go to support our local partners.
GET STARTED AND APPLY NOW. IT'S EASY! (SERIOUSLY)
FIRST, if you're interested in exploring the Social Entrepreneur Corps opportunity please go ahead and apply now. This does not imply a commitment. It just helps us all to get things going.
NEXT, once we've received your application we'll reach out to set up a time to talk to ensure that everyone's expectations are in line and to answer any and all questions you might have. We'll also send you the draft agenda.
ONCE WE'VE REVIEWED YOUR APPLICATION AND CONNECTED, we'll reach out to you with your potential acceptance and work through scheduling. If you accept an invitation we'll ask for you to specify how you'd like to pay.
WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER!
“Absolutely fun and stress-free experience that gave me hands on consulting experience and helped me develop my skills.”
- 2021 J TERM Participant