Center for Social Entrepreneurship

at Middlebury

June Forum


June Forum 15

Joins us for our fourth annual Faculty and Staff June Forum, June 9-11, 2015 on the Middlebury Bread Loaf Campus. Our theme this year will be “Design and Social Innovation.” Forum participants will explore how design thinking can help students to create meaningful, authentic innovations. The Forum will include a hands-on introduction to design thinking. For more details about the June Forum and to share any questions, please e-mail:  middleburycse@middlebury.edu

To learn more about our previous June Forum, check out our archive here.

The Ashoka U Change Leader Retreat from June 10-12, will overlap with the Forum so that participants in both events can learn from each other while also reserving exclusive time for Changemaker Campus network projects.



To register for June Forum and the Ashoka U Change Leader Retreat, click hereYou will need to create a new account in order to process payment and get on our registration documents. Please note that the registration fee also includes lodging and meals.


If you haven’t been to our scenic Bread Loaf Campus, here’s a bird’s eye view of the campus and surrounding landscape


We are currently developing our program for the 2015 June Forum. Here is the preliminary schedule, which offers a good idea of what to expect:

Tuesday, June 9th

2:00 PM: Bread Loaf campus opens and forum registration begins

3:00 PM: Walk to the Robert Frost House, introductions, and assessing participant priorities.

4:30 PM: Free time

5:30 PM: Opening reception (beer and wine) and welcome

6:30 PM: Dinner in the Bread Loaf Inn

7:30 PM: Fireside chat (with cash bar) about social entrepreneurship and design: Lee Davis, Co-Director of the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (invited)

Wednesday, June 10th

7:30 AM: Breakfast

8:30 AM: Introductions (for new arrivals) and opening ideation

9:30 AM: Panel discussion with Jessica Holmes, Director of MiddCORE; Steve Trombulak, Director of the Middlebury School of the Environment; and one or two students on the power of design thinking in the undergraduate curriculum

10:45 AM: Coffee Break

11:15 AM: Illustration of using design to promote social innovation: Eugene Korsunskiy, Senior Coordinator of Design Initiatives, University of Vermont.

12:15 PM: Lunch

1:15 PM: Individual and team-level discussions and ideation

2:30 PM: Four workshops (round 1) including: Roshan Paul, Founder and Director of the Amani Institute; and Eric Glustrom, Founder and Director of Watson University

3:15 PM: Coffee break

3:45 PM: Four workshops (repeated – round 2)

4:30 PM: Free time for work in teams or hikes, rest, etc.

6:30 PM: Dinner

7:30: Introduction to Ashoka U Changemaker leaders and fireside chat (with cash bar) with John Elder (invited)

Thursday, June 11th

7:30 AM: Breakfast

8:30 AM: Celebration and discussions with Changemaker Campus Leaders

9:30 AM: Ideation in teams and/or as individuals

10:45 AM: Coffee Break

11:15 AM: Reflections on next steps, feedback, and looking forward (including pinwheel exercise)

12:15 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM: Closing

2:30 PM: Departure




Each June, the CSE hosts a three-day forum at Middlebury’s scenic Bread Loaf mountain campus. Staff and faculty from dozens of colleges and universities attend to discuss social entrepreneurship in their liberal arts programs and on their campuses. They share insights about their activities, lessons learned, and goals for transforming their institutions.

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