Initiatives of Members and Partners Training on Social Enterprise Development: An Introductory Course for NGO Managers

Social Enterprise Development: An Introductory Course for NGO Managers
15 – 19 February 2010, The Linden Suites
San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Social enterprise is experiencing a meteoric rise in interest and relevance in the Philippines and the rest of the world. But what is social enterprise really about?

Social Enterprise is really an entirely new way of working, a way of creating a new sort of wealth and most of all, a way of changing people and the world. It is not an easy route and the conflicts between social goals and business, values and democratic working call for innovative approaches to planning, governing, selling and managing.

British Council in collaboration with the Ateneo School of Government is organising a specialised training on Social Enterprises this February to offer NGO Managers a comprehensive understanding of social entrepreneurship: why it is unique, why it represents a new and different way of working, a different way of trading and a new way of making a difference.


Avail of this opportunity to learn from social enterprise training pioneers in the UK and the Philippines – Cliff Southcombe of Social Enterprise Europe and Lisa Dacanay of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia.

This 5-day introductory course is about what social entrepreneurship is and its relevance to NGOs and social change in the Philippines. The course will help participants appreciate why and what it takes to set up and manage social enterprises or wealth-creating organisations with a social mission.

It covers the different and diverse forms of social enterprise and introduces participants to a new and unique way of doing business

The course Fee is PhP 5,000 (payable in cash or manager’s cheque) which already includes training materials, lunch, snacks, and a completion certificate.

Registration is until 10 February (Wednesday) only.

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