9:00am - 12:30pm
Building on his 2016 book "An Army of Problem Solvers", social entrepreneur Shaun Loney will take participants through a 7 part process to dig into the art and science of solving complex problems, particularly at the local community scale. Learn about how to see poverty and other social and environmental challenges as opportunities, how to better understand the motivations and drivers of peoples, businesses, and government, and how to support the re-emergence of Indigenous economics.
Loney draws from a rich well of practical learnings as one of Canada's leading social enterprise developers, uncovering the secrets to successful social enterprises, profiling the skills and mindsets required of community-focused entrepreneurs, and reporting on the rural renaissance through the small farm movement.
The workshop will also explore policies and practices necessary to decolonizing government, helping communities become active beneficiaries in the transition to clean energy, and supporting the solutions economy.
This two and a half-day event is limited to 25 registrants. Cost is $300 per person. Lunch and morning refreshments are included.
Shaun Loney has co-founded and mentored 11 social enterprises, including BUILD Inc, which won the 2011 Scotia Bank EcoLiving Green Business of the Year, and the 2013 Manitoba Apprenticeship Employer of the Year. Before co-founding BUILD Inc, he was Director of Energy Policy for the Government of Manitoba, and political advisor to Gary Doer’s NDP. Loney is the first prairie Canadian to be awarded an Ashoka Fellowship (2015) and was Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.