Please join us for our Third Annual June Forum at Middlebury’s splendid Bread Loaf campus from Monday June 9 to Thursday June 12, 2014. As in the past two years, we hope to gather educators of all kinds to share their experiences with social entrepreneurship in the liberal arts and in other education settings. This year our theme is ‘Teaching Social Entrepreneurship: Lessons and Opportunities.’ We particularly look forward to welcoming small teams of educators who are hoping to learn the ropes about teaching social entrepreneurship and bring ideas back to their own campuses. This event is always an opportunity to relax after a busy academic year, to prepare for a reflective summer, and break bread with like-minded colleagues. Here are two snippets from the many positive reviews we have received:
“The combination of sharing experiences and opportunity for reflection and discussion was excellent. In addition, the open atmosphere encouraged sharing of ideas in a very productive way.”
“Great opportunity to connect and layer conversations. I deeply appreciated the space to explore, learn and listen from others.”
This year for the first time, we are going to partner with Echoing Green for an extra day of programming. On Thursday June 12 and Friday June 13, we invite Forum participants to receive an 8-hour training in the “Work On Purpose” curriculum from Echoing Green. After receiving this training, you will have a great tool for helping your students to (as noted on the Echoing Green website):
- Uncover their personal genius and how they can apply it to the issues they care most about.
- Develop the boldness and the spirit of risk-taking required to launch a path with purpose.
- Create lives and work with meaning.
The students in my most recent social entrepreneurship class got a mini-version of this curriculum and were thrilled. By many measures, it’s a huge help for today’s students. Space is limited for this event, and spots are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
Please let us know if you have any questions about our 2014 June Forum and the extra day of Echoing Green training. And links to our box office can be found here. Details about pricing are as follows.
Early Bird Registration (until April 1): $475
Regular Registration (closes June 1): $575
Early Bird Registration with Echoing Green training (until April 1): $750
Regular Registration with Echoing Green training (closes June 1): $850
Echoing Green stand-alone (one night only): $275.00
Click here to see archives of the 2012 and 2013 June Forum events.