CQUNI COLLABORATES ON SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR MELBOURNE KNOWLEDGE WEEK

CQUNI COLLABORATES ON SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR MELBOURNE KNOWLEDGE WEEK

There’s never been a better time to talk about changing the world – but a CQUniversity workshop is set to give people the tools to actually get started.
As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016, CQUniversity is teaming up with Engineers Without Borders, social enterprise developers Social Traders, and the School for Social Entrepreneurs, to present Social Change: Inspire and Accelerate on Tuesday, May 3, from 5.30pm-7.30pm.
The fast-paced interactive workshop will challenge all participants to identify opportunities to create innovation and change in their world, and give them the practical advice to make a difference.
A must for aspiring social warriors and those curious about social enterprise and impact, CQUniversity Social Innovation director Dr Julie Roberts said the workshop aimed to start small on big issues.
“Talking about changing the world can be daunting, but incremental change can begin a huge shift for society’s big issues – even the problems that really seem entrenched,” Dr Roberts said.
“We want to take the innovation conversation out of the theory, and get practical, so everyone who participates will finish the session with a personal plan to change the world!”
As well as explaining strategies and techniques for social innovation, presenters from the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Social Traders, and Engineers Without Borders will join Dr Roberts to share stories behind successful projects.
The workshop will be held at CQUniversity Melbourne, at 120 Spencer St in the heart of Melbourne’s social innovation precinct.
CQUniversity Australia is setting the agenda for social innovation in education, with core values to empower its students, staff and communities to drive positive change.
With a national footprint across five states, CQUniversity learning, teaching and research embeds practical skills for creative problem-solving, a philosophy of “giving back”, and engagement with community, industry and government.
This year, CQUniversity has taken its social innovation agenda to the world stage, with membership of Ashoka U, a global not-for-profit organisation seeking social change through education, innovation and entrepreneurialism.
Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016 includes more than 60 horizon-expanding events exploring the innovation, creativity and technology shaping our future.
For tickets to Social Change: Inspire and Accelerate, click here. Or for more information, visit theMelbourne Knowledge Week 2016 website and search “CQUniversity”.
The MKW workshop is the first in a series of events at CQUniversity Melbourne focusing on social innovation.

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