Business School IIR

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OPENING Business School Institute of International Relations
 
05.23.2017 (18:30)
 
 
The event is scheduled at the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko on the same address:
Kyiv, str. Melnikova 36/1
 
In the program of the event:
- Programs presentations
- Music
- Business Talks
- Wine tasting
- Art exhibition
 
Mandatory form for reception - here
 
Entrance by invitation or by prior registration (after pre-registration confirmation will be sent by mail)
 
special project Business School
 
 

The founder and CEO of the Elfenworks Foundation is Dr. Lauren Speeth, who holds a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Golden Gate (San Francisco, CA) and a Doctor of Ministry from the  Bakke Graduate University (Seattle, WA), and who has an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California (today she is elected as a Regent Emeritus) and a BA in Psychology obtained at Mills College. She is a Life Member of the Board of Councilors of the (Jimmy & Rosalynn) Carter Center. 
 
Speeth was the founder of one of the earliest web consultancy firms specializing in high-end classical and jazz musicians with internationally acclaimed and Grammy®-nominated media content, Elfenworks Productions, LLC. Then, in 2005, Speeth united a team of socially responsible businesspeople with deep and comprehensive experience in multimedia, computer technology, music, film, management, law, finance, education, human development and social justice, in order to tackle some of humanity’s most intractable problems: The Elfenworks Foundation. At the outset, they settled the theme that Speeth interweaves throughout her other work as a filmmaker, author and musician: hope, and the tagline, In Harmony with Hope.   Since inception, Speeth and her team have successfully implemented a number of social projects in partnership with the Stanford University Center on Poverty and Inequality, Mills College, and the St. Mary’s College, fostering the idea of socially responsible business.
 
Lauren Speeth and her team worked with Campus Moviefest (CMF) to establish the world’s largest social justice film award: the CMF/ Elfenworks Student Social Justice Award, encouraging students to create films that have been seen by millions of viewers. For ten years, their “In Harmony with Hope” Award highlighted the work of thirty outstanding social entrepreneurs.  Their creative technology solutions include the “Breathing Butterfly,” a free app and resources to help fight toxic stress.  These efforts, among many others, make Elfenworks unique: a small organization with a large-scale impact on culture and social business, tackling some of humankind’s most intractable problems. 
 
The Elfenworks Foundation and the University together conducted a contest within the framework of the project in Ukraine in November, 2016.  Four winners were defined among students of the Institute of International relations. 

In April 2017 the winner was determined in the tax paid by the Foundation Program Visiting Scholarship to study US experience in social enterprise and further work in this area to develop this important business in Ukraine. The winner was Oleksjuk Vitaly (4 MB)

 

April 25, 2017 in the IIR was the first among CIS presentation of the book L.Spit Intelligence & Compassion in Action, The 7 Pillars for Social Entrepreneurship, ( «intelligence and compassion in action. The seven pillars of social entrepreneurship", 2012) is in our country because in recent years Continue on five continents were zdiyneni such measures. The purpose of the presentation is translated into Ukrainian language of the book is to help social enterprises to use concepts and tools of this particular type of business, professional orientation, planning, training and management practices that contribute to the success of a new generation of local social entrepreneurs with "Seven Pillars methodology" and existing experience.

“Intelligence and Compassion in Action, The Seven Pillars for Social Entrepreneurs” book by Dr. Lauren Speeth, translated into Ukrainian, allows entrepreneurs to combine fundamental and conceptual business principles into a comprehensive life scenario by implementing social change. First, the methodology of “Seven Pillars” helps social entrepreneurs to evaluate their skills and streaks; second, it explains the problems one may face in their way; third, it unites several managerial subjects: how to choose an optimal profession, how to achieve personal success and how to balance “framework for change”, career and personal life. The latter is not as fragmentary as it may seem; which is why the Seven Pillars methodology covers different facets of business, entrepreneurial innovations, including vocational guidance, planning, training and management practice with a systematic plan for implementation of transformational change.

According to the presented book, Dr. Lauren Speeth has her own way of thinking: « Silicon Valley mentality », the symbiosis of a personal outlook and a set of special skills, including entrepreneurial spirit and venturing know-how, together with high-tech professionalism, bold dreams with a bit of adventurism added to entrepreneurial flair and strict ethic and professional principles. The team of likeminded people that she created is effective in social entrepreneurship, technically skilled, directing efforts at solving globally oriented social problems: supporting hope in America and creating special “Museum of living hope” to inspire potential social entrepreneurs. The conceptual basis of Dr. Lauren Speeth’s social initiatives is a system of methods to provide people with what they need, not only offer them something they already have. Her activity today is helping social entrepreneurs to leave their comfort zone and approach the actions that people really need. 

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Educational course « Innovative investment management », 2017

Topic. Social entrepreneurship as a sphere of socially oriented economy (4 hours). Social entrepreneurship as a business dimension. The core and substance of Social Entrepreneurship. Methodology and international practice of social entrepreneurship. The book “Intelligence and Compassion in Action, The Seven Pillars for Social Entrepreneurs” by Dr. Lauren Speeth. Forming the idea of social-entrepreneurial project. The analysis of the outside environment of the project. Project’s resources. Technologies of territory research for project implementation. Target audience, mission and goals of socially oriented entrepreneurial project. Business planning: methods for activity development and engineering. Business-planning principles for a socially oriented project. Risk management, criteria and methods for project efficiency assessment. Stakeholders and partners. Memorandum of social-entrepreneurial project. Personal performance capacity of project leader. Impactful project team. Stages of project implementation. Internal and external evaluation of innovativeness of social-entrepreneurial project. Public presentations. Usage of new technologies for the project implementation. Social fund raising.

Workshop (4 hours). 1. Social innovation management. 2.Social and innovative informing. 3. Social entrepreneurship and the change in social relations and administration systems. 4. Social entrepreneurship: forming new behavioral models and sociocultural changes.

Suggested reading:

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3. L. Speeth Intelligence and Compassion in Action, The Seven Pillars for Social Entrepreneurs. Translation from English.: Publishing House « Kyiv University », 2016. – 218 p.

Educational course « Social aspects of international business development », 2017.

Topic. Social entrepreneurship as a form of development of social partnership between governmental entities, business and non-profit sector (13 hours).

Theoretical concepts of social entrepreneurship and its role in modern society: analyzing western experience. Social entrepreneurship, social and corporate responsibility. Common use as a result of private interest integration. Prestige, community devotion and creative potential realization. Talent and synthetic nature of entrepreneurial motivation. The attitude of Orthodox Church to entrepreneurship. Religious and ethical views on entrepreneurial activity is the East. Protestantism as ideological and religious basis of Western European entrepreneurship. M. Weber concept. Entrepreneurial morality as a compromise between entrepreneurial needs and moral needs of society. Methodology and technology of social project planning in different spheres of life. Philanthropy, charity and socially oriented entrepreneurship. “Intelligence and Compassion is Action, The Seven Pillars for Social Entrepreneurs” by Dr. Lauren Speeth. Fund raising technologies. Social marketing in social organizations’ activity. Project crowd-sourcing and social niches in digital environment. Social enterprise KPI. Financial stability of social enterprise. Legal aspects of social entrepreneurship.

Workshop (2 hours). 1. Social entrepreneurship and corporate responsibility. 2. Talent and synthetic nature of entrepreneurial motivation. 3. The attitude of Orthodox Church to entrepreneurship 4. Religious and ethical views on entrepreneurial activity is the East. 5. Protestantism as ideological and religious basis of Western European entrepreneurship. 6. Entrepreneurial morality as a compromise between entrepreneurial needs and moral needs of society.

Suggested reading:

1. L. Speeth Intelligence and Compassion in Action, The Seven Pillars for Social Entrepreneurs. Translation from English.: Publishing House « Kyiv University », 2016. – 218 p.