Sustainability and Social Innovation Cohort 9

Edgewood College
Social Innovation & Sustainability 
Continuing Education

Spring 2019

Entrepreneurship for Social Good
Instructor: Amy Gannon
Course Description: The world needs more people who have the interest and ability to design innovative solutions to our most pressing challenges. While many people can come up with ideas, most don't have the skills or experience to bring those ideas to fruition. This course explores the entrepreneurial process of: 1) generating and evolving ideas; 2) designing pilots and prototypes for products and services; 3) making basic financial projections; 4) developing a roll-out strategy; and 5) presenting ideas to audiences in a compelling and effective way. Over five weeks, participants in this program will work through an idea they already have OR one they generate during the class. It is an applied experience, meaning we will actually try out the entrepreneurial frameworks and gain experience.
Dates: 5-8 pm: January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28, and March 7
Location: Edgewood College, Monroe St. Campus. Room TBD
Cost: $525
Optional graduate credit: This course is eligible for 3 graduate credits at an additional cost of $185 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.
Refund Policy: Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.

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Adaptive Leadership
Instructor: Michael Mucha
Course Description: The adaptive leadership course will provide the knowledge, skills and tools for any person to mobilize others to do important work around change and thrive. It will strengthen a person’s ability to lead meaningful change through systematic approaches. The course is taught by Michael Mucha, Director of the Madison Metropolitan Sewage District and draws from his experience in a broad range of change efforts.
Dates: Saturday, March 2nd & 16th, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Edgewood College, Monroe St. Campus. Room TBD
Cost: $195
Optional graduate credit: This course is eligible for 1 graduate credit at an additional cost of $185. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit. Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.

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Other Courses with Community Partners

 

Permaculture Design Certificate 
Instructors: Kate Hieber-Cobb, Marian Farrior
Dates: April 12-14, May 17-19, and June 7-9
Location: Terra Simpla in Stoughton
Cost: $1050
Credits: 3
Description: Our Permaculture Design Certificate Training in 2018 will cover all the usual topics and skill sets around Permaculture Ethics and Principles, ecological principles, water, soil, food, wildness, observation, networks, food forests, plant guilds, systems thinking and more.  This is a 7- hour course held over three 3-Day weekends.  Attendance is necessary to receive your certificate.  We will be holding our course this year out at Terra Simpla Permaculture & Retreat Center outside of Stoughton.  We are dedicated to making this course accessible financially for all those who hold it in their hearts to attend and learn.  The Madison Area Permaculture Guild has been supporting scholarship dollars and sponsoring these courses for 9 years now.  We have graduated 150 people.  We believe education and modeling are the best way to create healthy systems change.  For more information visit madisonareapremacultureguild.org.

Registration Coming Soon!

 

Journey of Facilitation and Collaboration
Instructors: Steven M. Davis, Darin J. Harris, Harry Webne-Behrman
Dates: January 14-18, 8:00 am-4:30pm 
Location: UW-Madison
Cost: $1,250 
Optional graduate credit: This course is eligible for 3 graduate credits at an additional cost of $185 per credit. 
Registration Process: This is a two-step process. First, to register for the course click here. Then, if you would also like to enroll in the course for graduate level credit, please click the “Enroll Today” button below.
Refund policy: Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL continuing education course. 
Description: Collaboration (JOFC) is a 5-day group leadership experience that facilitates transformative learning at the emotional, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual levels. Results are accomplished using a unique technology called Integral Facilitation based on a holistic set of 20 facilitation competencies that integrate one’s personal power and presence with attention to task, outcomes, processes, and relationships. Using hands-on multi-modal approaches, we’ll take you beyond theory with hands-on practice you need to serve in the role of facilitator with increased confidence and will help expand your self-knowledge and ability to self-manage, skills critical to your success as a leader. 

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Yahara Watershed Academy (YWA)
Instructors: Steve Vavrus and Ashleigh Ross
Dates: Offered on the second Tuesday of the month February-June: 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
Location: Varies
Cost: $600
Optional graduate credit: This course is eligible for 3 graduate credits at an additional cost of $185 per credit. Please email aross@edgewood.edu for questions regarding registration and enrollment.
Description: Our lakes define the Greater Madison region and support local quality of life. They anchor our sense of place, and represent economic engines that drive property values and help businesses recruit and retain talent. In recognition of their value, the Yahara Watershed Academy is building a new generation of leaders to serve as champions of our lakes. The Yahara Watershed Academy is a training and leadership-development experience. It aims to build and empower a regional network of informed leaders for our watershed. The Academy does this by supporting and inspiring the creation of locally led projects and initiatives benefitting the Yahara River Watershed. The course provides students with the knowledge, tools, leadership skills, and resource connections needed to meet today’s land and water conservation challenges effectively and sustainably.
Application: YWA requires that all interested students apply to the academy.
Refund Policy: Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL continuing education course.

 

Questions?

Contact Ashleigh Ross for more information.