The Fundamentals of Social Entrepreneurship ONLINE WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 06, 2021

P2,000 per session
P6,000 for the entire course
This 4 module online workshop explores how social problems can be addressed through financially sustainable earned-income activities. Different social enterprise models are presented where various aspects of the the social dimension of social enterprises and business operations are discussed. Each module is a half-day workshop that breaks down the different facets of a social enterprise. It helps participants look at a variety of factors that help determine the differences and similarities between a social enterprise and a traditional business. At the workshop’s conclusion, participants are able to:
  • Understand theories and concepts of social entrepreneurship; and explain how entrepreneurship contributes to sustainable development.
  • Identify challenges and rewards in building social enterprises; and apply management tools and processes to solve social and environmental problems.
  • Explore options for securing needed fund sources; and determine relevant components that affect the financial health of social enterprises.
The course has one synchronous session per module and a one-month access to the online course.
Benefits of taking the course:
They will become a member of a Facebook group exclusively for the alumni of the course - networking opportunity
Self-paced learning which allows the participant to access course materials at their own speed.
Digital copy of the course materials will be given to the participant upon completion.
MODULE 1: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
Identifying and understanding social issues
Social enterprise models and strategies
Motivations and characteristics of social entrepreneurs
MODULE 2: Opportunity Recognition and Creative Thinking
Social enterprise idea articulation
Social enterprise product development
Stakeholder analysis
MODULE 3: Marketing Social Enterprise Products
Social enterprise promotion
Applying marketing functions in social enterprise products
User or customer experience
Module 4: Resource Mobilization
Appropriate financing strategies to address social enterprise needs
Performance management
Social enterprise documentation
Vince Rapisura has been teaching microfinance and social entrepreneurship at the Ateneo de Manila University for the past 15 years. He established SEDPI, a social enterprise that provides financial literacy trainings to low-income OFWs in 15 countries worldwide. Since 2004, SEDPI has trained more than 30,000 individuals and has managed social investments close to PhP325 million. SEDPI’s experience has been shared in various international conferences held in India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Myanmar, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Thailand, Spain, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. For his work, Vince received awards from Ernst and Young in 2012; Price WaterhouseCoopers in 2015; National Confederation of Cooperatives in 2017; and Ateneo de Manila University in 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the Ateneo de Manila and a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management. In 2016, he wrote a book on personal finance entitled “(L)Earning Wealth: Successful Strategies in Money Management.” It was well received and launched his career as a blogger and social media personality.
Edwin Salonga is the Country Program Manager in the Philippines of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), an autonomous international organization that works to build the resilience of people and institutions to disasters and climate change impacts in Asia and the Pacific. His work revolves around disaster risk reduction and management. He also serves as the Chairperson of the SEDPI Group of Social Enterprises comprising of a consulting firm, a financing company, and a foundation. His two decades of development work focused on research, training, and consultancy in the fields of social entrepreneurship, microfinance, and financial education. Edwin is a lecturer at the Development Studies Program (School of Social Sciences) and the Finance and Accounting Department (John Gokongwei School of Management) of the Ateneo de Manila University. He is also a lecturer at the Decision Sciences and Innovation Department (Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business) of the De La Salle University. He previously taught graduate courses in public management and business management at the University of the Philippines. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Social Development at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the same university.