Social Enterprise Week (w/c 16th March 2020)
A new 5 year strategy has just been launched to take forward Social Enterprise in Dundee. Read the full document here SE Strategy
Despite Dundee having a thriving SE sector, one of the key objectives of the strategy is for social enterprise to become more widely known about and for it to become a much more common way to do business. So DSEN is supporting our members via a series of events (under the banner of SE Week) to shout out about the great work that they do and generally promote and celebrate the social and economic impact that social enterprise is having across the city.
The week kicks off on Monday 16th March with a session titled Tech for Good, which is aimed at social enterprises and other third sector organisations. This event will be facilitated by Abertay University and they will give a flavour of some of the projects that they have been involved in that have helped deliver social impact. There will then be an opportunity for delegates to talk with Master Degree Students to identify any issues they may be having and whether there may be a Tech/IT solution that they can jointly work on.
For further details of this session https://www.facebook.com/events/876347089483245/
Our second session is on Wednesday 18th March aimed at Third Sector organisations who are looking to grow and develop. It will be led by the highly experienced business coach Sandy McCurdy who will introduce delegates to several well proven processes and techniques which successful entrepreneurs and business leaders use to ensure strong foundations are laid to maximise the chance of strong, lasting growth in their organisations.
Using stories, exercises and discussion delegates will leave with resources which will help them produce effective action plans for their organisations future. For further details and to book for this session https://www.facebook.com/events/199171361438678/
A number of our members are also Opening their Doors to offer people the chance to gain an insight into the work that they do.
Finally, the Overgate Centre has very kindly given us an area in their upstairs concourse which will allow our members to showcase their work. This will take place on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March 2020. We have had a positive response for this, with many of our members attending – see programme of events here Programme of events