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Dr. Collins taught Social Entrepreneurship Course at the College Education behind Bars inside Davao

July 29 – August 6, 2018

Dr. Robert Collins taught Social Entrepreneurship Course at the College Education behind Bars inside Davao city Jail. Social Entrepreneurship is an emerging and rapidly changing business field that examines the practice of identifying, starting and growing successful mission-driven for profit and nonprofit ventures, that is, organizations that strive to advance social change through innovative solutions. This course is designed to provide a socially relevant academic experience in order to help students gain in-depth insights into economic and social value creation across a number of sectors/areas including poverty alleviation, energy, health and sustainability. Through case studies, lectures, and classroom dialogue, students will learn to think strategically and act opportunistically with a socially conscious business mindset. Topics will include problem/opportunity assessment, acquiring the necessary resources to grow a social enterprise, and the tradeoffs between social and financial returns on investment. Students will also gain exposure to various social organizational models that are making tangible and potentially scalable progress in serving the worlds poorest populations. Finally, the social venture business plan (at the team project level) will facilitate the sharing of knowledge, best practices, and learning of the process of launching a viable and scalable social entrepreneurship. Social Entrepreneurship is more than a set of tools and techniques for starting and growing a business. It's a mindset, a way of looking at things that is problem/opportunity focused and creative. It's about passion -- doing what you love. It's about creating wealth in all its forms: economic value, social innovation and sustainability, and making a difference in the communities we serve. As the traditional lines blur between nonprofit enterprises, government and business, its critical that business students understand the opportunities and challenges in this new landscape. Students learn to develop business plan fro-social entrepreneur.

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