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1 Promot e and Practice Social Entrepreneurship: Social Work Education Presented By: Monica Nandan, Ph.d., MSW, MBA

2 WHO ARE social entrepreneurs Dees, Emerson, and Economy (2001) define a social entrepreneur as innovative, opportunity-oriented, resourceful, value-creating change agents (p. 4). Gray, Healy, and Crofts (2003) view social entrepreneurs as innovators who balance an organizations economic and social goals, who value local initiative and participation (p. 148), and who seek social justice outcomes to guide the mission and evaluation of social entrepreneurial activity (p. 149). Light (2006) defines a social entrepreneur as an individual, group, network, organization, or alliance of organizations that seeks sustainable, large-scale change through pattern-breaking ideas in what governments, nonprofits, and businesses do to address significant social problems (p. 50). Sharir and Lerner (2006) perceive social entrepreneurs as social change agents who create and sustain social value without being limited to resources currently in hand (p. 3)., Skoll Foundation views social entrepreneurs as transformational change agents who pioneer innovative and systemic approaches for meeting the needs of the marginalizedthe disadvantaged and the disenfranchised populations that lack the financial means or political clout to achieve lasting benefits on their own (p. 41).

3 SE vs. SE Social entrepreneurship is not the same as starting/running a social enterprise. What is social enterprise? An organization that advances its social mission through earned income strategies Social enterprise could be a tool/ a mechanism for a social entrepreneurs to bring innovation to fruition.

4 What is social intrapreneurship New ventures created within an organization, by developing an innovative product/service/process that involves risk, is proactive, and addresses an issue differently than in the past. What do social intrapreneurs do? Doing things outside the norm and SOP. Acting on opportunity without being limited by resources Proactive change agents within organizations Work with the leadership of the organization

5 What is social service management Tasks fall into following categories: Planning Budgeting & Financial management Human resource management Program development Resource development Data management Marketing Governance

6 Similarities & Differences Similarities in knowledge, values and competencies Differences in knowledge, values, competencies What does each one create/added value, each time? Why is SE and SI relevant for social work managers? Funding & Funder criteria Impact Sustainability

7 Compare and contrast Management knowledgeSkills & CompetenciesVision & Social ValueInternships SE & SI knowledgeSkills & CompetenciesVision and Social ValuesInterdisciplinary internships


9 Mapping Route to Destination… Community and stakeholder Human Service organization management Social Intrapreneurship Social Entrepreneurship Cross sector alliances Today… Tipple bottom line

10 Steps Implementation science for launching Resources and people Intervention/program/organization structure Examining competency and competitive advantage Engaging community & understanding issue comprehensively

11 From Visioning to managing SE Creative/Innovative… Risk taking Proactive SE MGMT Ensure you are generating enough income to live on SI Supported by SE mgmt

12 SE and SW Education Macro practice courses in social work Management Community organizing/planning/development Policy practice Handful of schools offer courses in social entrepreneurship. SE education: more management focused; monodisciplinary; Limited attention to community participation, cultural competency, development of collective vision with community, and focus on root cause. University of TX, Austin: Exception. Move from mono multi inter trans-disciplinary educational model for SE.

13 Multi/inter/trans Disciplinary Models for SE education Multidisciplinary: each discipline offers courses specific to them. Interdisciplinary: faculty and students plan/interact/synthesize knowledge from partnering disciplines Transdisciplinary: community members/beneficiaries/stakeholders participate in curriculum development and implementation.

14 SE EDU MODEL Key faculty from relevant disciplines/prof Key administrators in College/Univ Community stake holders Funders/businesses Students from specified disciplines/prof Facilitator of Process Proposed Model for SE Education

15 Social work borrows from diverse disciplines… Eco,pol,soc,Social WorkCash Bio,psy

16 Social work profession well poised to lead/facilitate transdisciplinary education… Proposal…. Monica Nandan, Social Work

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