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2019-01-08 - #076

Designing Regional Rural Flourishing Social Enterprise

This month our speakers are Nicole Norris, MDes (candidate) and Lindsay Telfer, MES.  Nicole and Lindsay are Co-Facilitators and Co-Designers of the SENCO (Social Enterprise Network of Central of Ontario) Flourishing Social Enterprise Workshop Series through the Centre For Changemaking and Social Innovation at Georgian College.  Their work, presented as a Gigamap, explores a curriculum design and delivery of the Flourishing Business Model Canvas to support SENCO's Theory of Change in creating a Flourishing Rural Economic Development strategy in the Central Ontario regions of Simcoe, Muskoka, Grey and Dufferin.  Research was conducted as an Independent Study for Nicole's graduate studies work at OCAD University's Masters in Strategic Foresight and Innovation program under Professor Dr. Peter Jones

You can access the full Gigamap here

Norris, N., Telfer, L. (2018). A Sessional Design-Action Research Curriculum Framework to Inform A Rural Flourishing Social Enterprise. Gigamap.

For a contextual understanding of SENCO's Theory of Change that informed the Gigamap and framing for the development of a Flourishing Rural Social Enterprise ecosystem, you can review the development strategy highlights here 

This work is part of an ongoing initiative, with funding through provincial rural economic development grants, of the Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation at Georgian College to develop and explore the regional capacity for rural socio-economic "Flourishing."  Lindsay and Nicole are also part of the First Explorer Community applying the Flourishing Business Model Canvas in their respective fields of practise.

As usual, we are meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Date: Tues January 8th
  • Time: 90 minutes starting  13h30 PST / 16h30 EST / 21h30 GMT / 22h30 CET / 05h30 JST (+1 day)

To join the meeting please see the virtual logistics posted to our LinkedIn Group in this post.

Anyone who joins the LinkedIn forum is considered a member of this group and is welcome to join at the meeting

The slides presented plus a link to the unedited recording of this meeting has been available via our GoogleDrive in the folder for this months meeting.

The link to the recording has been posted as a comment to this Linkedin Post about this meeting, along with on-going discussion about the meeting by our members.  A copy of the recording is stored in the GoogleDrive folder for this months meeting.

Attendance list is updated at the event to record attendance (if a location is not provided participant was F2F in Toronto)

  • Antony Upward, SSBMG Co-founder, Convener Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit ProjectAdjunct Prof. OCAD University Faculty of Design, London UK
  • Nicole Norris, SSBMG Community Animator, OCADU MDes SFI Student/Georgian College, Centre For Changemaking and Social Innovation
  • Lindsay Telfer, National Project Director - Canadian Freshwater Alliance, Social Enterprise Mentor - Georgian College, Orillia, Ontario
  • Lisa Bellisle - SENCO Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
  • Gill Friend -  Natural Logic Inc and Critical Path Capital, Strawberry Creek on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay
  • Peter Jones - Faculty OCAD University & Co-Founder Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group, sLab, Toronto
  • Stephen Davis - Faculty OCAD University, Toronto
  • Morris Fedeli, Researcher, Gold Coast, Australia, USQ
  • Sayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti, Industrial designer,, Toronto, Canada
  • Eric Fath-Kolmes, Flourishing Enterprise Innovation, London
  • Ondine Hogeboom, Co-founder Lean4Flourishing, Montreal
  • Douglas Worts, Worldviews Consulting