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Social UP: Design Thinking for Sustainable Social Enterprises

Social Enterprise Mark CIC

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

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This high energy 1 day course is designed for those wanting an introduction to Design Thinking for Sustainable Social Enterprises and how it can help you to drive customer centric service innovation and growth within your organisation. It will give you a common level of understanding of the principles of Design Thinking, the terminology, and the key tools.

Social Enterprise Mark CIC is involved in the Social UP project, which aims to use design thinking principles to improve the sustainability, social impact and scalability of social enterprises, to enable them to achieve their societal mission in a financially viable manner. This workshop will introduce you to the FREE open access toolkit being developed by the project.

The focus of the course will be on a hands-on approach - 'Learning by Doing'. We will introduce Design Thinking and Service Design tools and practice, using them via a ‘Think Like A Startup Canvas and Game’.

The workshop will be facilitated by James Rock, Managing Partner of DesignThinkers UK, and is supported by The Millfields Trust, who are kindly hosting the event.


Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Time: 9:30am registration for a 10am start. Workshop finishes at 4:00pm
Venue: Taylor Conference Room, HQ Business Centre, 237 Union Street, Plymouth PL1 3HQ
Cost: £10+ VAT/fees per person (to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments)

Do you have questions about Social UP: Design Thinking for Sustainable Social Enterprises? Contact Social Enterprise Mark CIC

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Millfields Trust - HQ Business Centre
237 Union Street
PL1 3HQ Plymouth
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

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Social Enterprise Mark CIC

Social Enterprise Mark CIC is the social enterprise accreditation authority, which ensures the social enterprise business model remains ethical, credible and commercial through accreditation.

We are responsible for assessing applications for the internationally recognised Social Enterprise Mark and Social Enterprise Gold Mark. We exist to recognise and promote social enterprises as competitive, sustainable businesses, dedicated to maximising social impact above shareholder profit. 

The Social Enterprise Mark is the only internationally available social enterprise accreditation, enabling credible social enterprises to prove they put the interests of people and planet before shareholder gain. The Mark acts as an independent, externally assessed guarantee that a business is operating as a social enterprise, with the central aim of using income/profits to maximise social benefit, taking precedent over generating dividends for owners/shareholders.

The Social Enterprise Gold Mark provides a route to social enterprise excellence. The Gold Mark offers enhanced accreditation to social enterprises which can show best practice in proof points across key business areas, including financial transparency and business ethics. It is a business development tool that sets benchmarks and an action plan for continuous improvement.

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