Innovate for Sustainable Impact: Fostering Social Enterprise through Sustainable Strategies, Thursday 23rd May 2024, 10.00am-12.30pm, Online 

10:00 am - 12:30 pm 23/05/2024


       

Innovate for Sustainable Impact: Fostering Social Enterprise through Sustainable Strategies

Hosted by Teesside University International Business School

Thursday 23rd May 2024, 10.00am-12.30pm, Online 

Summary 

Fostering Social Enterprise through sustainable Strategies is an online event that will bring together thought leaders and practitioners to discuss how to foster innovation and provide sustainable strategies to social enterprises. The event will feature keynote speaker and breakout sessions where participants will share their experiences of fostering social enterprise innovation and barriers. Participants will learn about the latest trends in social enterprise and how to apply innovative approaches to address social and environmental challenges such as Funding and Sustainability, Impact Measurement, Scaling and Growth, among others. Participants will also gain insights from leading experts on how to provide strategic support to social enterprises.

Moreover, the event presents a unique opportunity for academics and leaders to share best practices in social enterprise education for future improvement of enterprise education curriculum for the benefit of students in some of the modules we offer such as sustainability, strategy and Society, Enterprise and practise, sustainable leadership, responsible leadership, among others. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, this event aims to ensure that participants are well-prepared to tackle the complexities of the evolving social enterprise landscape.

Benefits of attending

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the social enterprise landscape and its role in addressing social and environmental challenges.
  • Learn about the latest trends and innovations in social enterprise.
  • Develop skills for fostering innovation and providing strategic support to social enterprises.
  • Network with a diverse community of social enterprise leaders and practitioners
  • Gain insights from experts on how to make a positive impact through social enterprise.

Key Learning Points

  • The importance of innovation in social enterprise
  • Strategies for fostering a supportive ecosystem for social enterprises.
  • Tools and resources for scaling social impact.
  • Best practices for measuring and evaluating social impact.
  • Examples of successful social enterprises and the lessons learned from their experiences.
  • Participate in interactive workshops and discussions.

Breakout Groups Output/Engagement

Outputs

  • Generate diverse perspectives and ideas on fostering innovation and support for social enterprises.
  • Identify common challenges and discuss potential solutions.
  • Build connections and networks among delegates. 

Engagement

  • Group discussions with facilitators to guide the conversation. Use icebreakers and collaborative activities to encourage participation.

Speakers 

Dr Gill Owens, Head of Department (Leadership, Management & HR), Teesside University International Business School
Dr Alex Hope, Northumbria University and Co-Chair of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Climate Change and Environment working group and a past Vice-Chair of the UK and Ireland PRME Chapter
Dr Nugun Jellason, Teesside University International Business School
Dr Doman Miri, Teesside University International Business School
Dr. Obafemi Olekanma, Senior  Lecturer, Teesside University
Dr Suzanne Hague, Teesside University
Dr Sina Joneidy and Dr Gbemisola Ogbolu, Teesside University (facilitators)

AGENDA (subject to change)

Time Activity Description
10:00  – 10:05 Welcome A brief welcome address to set the stage for the event by EEUK
10:05  – 10:10 Introduction Introduction to key themes – Dr Gill Owens, Head of Department (Leadership, Management & HR)

Teesside University International Business School

10:10  – 10:50 Keynote Speaker An inspiring and thought-provoking talk by a renowned expert in social enterprise, highlighting the importance of innovation and strategic support for social impact by Dr Alex Hope (Deputy Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Business and Law, Northumbria University and Co-Chair of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Climate Change and Environment working group and a past Vice-Chair of the UK and Ireland PRME Chapter)
10:50  – 11:00 Break A short break for participants to refresh
11:00 – 11:30 Breakout Rooms Participants breakout into small groups to share their experiences of fostering social enterprise innovation and the barriers by (Dr Nugun Jellason and Dr Doman Miri Teesside University International Business School).
11:30  – 11:40 Break A short break for participants to refresh
11:40  – 11:55 Talk by Social Enterprise Expert A practical and informative session by a social enterprise practitioner, sharing insights and strategies for fostering innovation within social enterprises by Dr Michelle Booth – Social Enterprise Specialist at the Northeast Business and Innovation Centre
11:55  – 12:10 Talk by Academics A research-based presentation by Dr Suzanne Hague, exploring the latest trends and advancements in social enterprise innovation.
12:10  – 12:20 Question and Answer Session An opportunity for participants to engage with the speakers and ask questions about the topics covered facilitated by Dr Sina Joneidy.
12:20 – 12:30 Closing By EEUK

Cost to attend

EEUK Members FREE
Non-Members £50

Attendee details

Bookings are closed for this event.