ASoG-ISEA Intro to SE Course Launched

The Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) and the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA) piloted the Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship Course last March 15-18, 2011 at the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) Building, Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Campus in Quezon City. It was the first social entrepreneurship course to be launched under the Master in Public Management Program.

 

Enrolled in the pilot offering were 20 students from social enterprises such as Human Heart Nature and KMBI; non-government organizations (NGOs) such as the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement, the Philippine Business for Social Progress, the Philippine Foundation for Environmental Concerns, and the ALAGA Lahat; local government units (LGUs) from the Province of Tarlac and the Municipality of Samal, Bataan; and national government agencies such as the Office of the President, the Commission on Elections, the Supreme Court, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health.

 

Of the 20 students, there were 9 who took the course as an elective under the Master in Public Management Program, while 11 took it as an executive course. Some of the students who took it as an executive course plan to have the course validated when they enroll under the Master in Public Management (Social Entrepreneurship track).

 

The course introduced participants to the evolving theory and practice of social entrepreneurship in the Philippines and Asia. It featured lectures, class and case discussions, film showings, exercises and workshops. The topics included Models of Social Enterprise Development, The Social Entrepreneur, Measuring Social Enterprise Outcomes, Stakeholder Engagement Strategies and Reimagining Markets and the Economy. Serving as faculty were Marie Lisa Dacanay, ISEA President and ISEA Consultant Rosalinda Roy. A highlight of the sessions was an interesting interaction with Rags 2 Riches Chief Executive Officer and multi awarded Social Entrepreneur, Ms. Reese Fernandez.

 

During the awarding of certificates, Ms. Chinchin Gutierrez, environmentalist and Founding President of Alaga L.A.H.A.T, and Atty Dulce Punzalan, an officer of Human Heart Nature rendered inspirational song numbers.

 
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ISEA President and Lead Faculty, Ms. Marie Lisa Dacanay discusses various models of social enterprise development in Asia.  

ISEA President and Lead Faculty, Ms. Marie Lisa Dacanay discusses various models of social enterprise development in Asia.

     
ISEA Consultant and faculty member Rosalinda Roy facilitates the session on measuring social enterprise outcomes.  

ISEA Consultant and faculty member Rosalinda Roy facilitates the session on measuring social enterprise outcomes.

     

Ms. Reese Fernandez, Rags 2 Riches Chief Executive Officer interacts with the class about her experience as a social entrepreneur.

  Ms. Reese Fernandez, Rags 2 Riches Chief Executive Officer interacts with the class about her experience as a social entrepreneur.
     

Ms. Deborah Gapas of PBSP shares how some social enterprises and corporations have collaborated to evolve new business models.

  Ms. Deborah Gapas of PBSP shares how some social enterprises and corporations have collaborated to evolve new business models.
     

The class breaks up into workshop groups to do an exercise on Development Indexing, a tool for measuring social enterprise outcomes.


 

 

     

Participants listen intently during one of the lectures.

  Participants listen intently during one of the lectures.
     

The class during one of the film showings.

  The class during one of the film showings.
     

Judge Emmanuel Silva from Supreme Court (MCTC- Orion and Pilar, Bataan) presents the results of their group workshop output to the class.

  Judge Emmanuel Silva from Supreme Court (MCTC- Orion and Pilar, Bataan) presents the results of their group workshop output to the class.
     

Mr. Nazario Briguera of the Department of Agriculture receives his certificate of completion. From (L-R), Mr. Briguera, Ms. Mary Jean Caleda, Assistant to the Dean, Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), Ms. Marie Lisa Dacanay, lead faculty, and Ms. Rosalinda Roy, faculty member.

  Mr. Nazario Briguera of the Department of Agriculture receives his certificate of completion. From (L-R), Mr. Briguera, Ms. Mary Jean Caleda, Assistant to the Dean, Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), Ms. Marie Lisa Dacanay, lead faculty, and Ms. Rosalinda Roy, faculty member.
     

Atty. Dulce Punzalan contributes a song number on the last day of the course.

  Atty. Dulce Punzalan contributes a song number on the last day of the course.

Ms. Carminia "Chinchin" Gutierrez, performs an inspirational song number during the closing ceremonies.

  Ms. Carminia "Chinchin" Gutierrez, performs an inspirational song number during the closing ceremonies.
     
Batch 1 of the Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship Course
 
Batch 1 of the Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship Course
 

Batch 1 of the Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship Course

     

 

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