To change the small things, we change what we know; to change the big things, we change what we believe.

 

UNLEARNING: SHIFT YOUR THINKING, AMPLIFY YOUR IMPACT

Until now the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Ontario has made great impact through individual community leaders. In 2017, we’ll start making impact as an organized network of social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, donors, and volunteers.

To that end, we’ve launched a series of short workshops for the SSE Community.

What is Unlearning? Unlearning is about changing our conception of how the world works and could work. Read this article for a quick introduction to the concept. SSE offers unlearning in three spheres:

Three Spheres of Unlearning

Three Spheres of Unlearning

In the personal sphere, students unlearn thought patterns that hold them back, like “I’m an imposter if I think I’m a leader.” In the interpersonal sphere, students examine the ways they relate with people from distant socio-economic, professional, or political backgrounds. And in the societal sphere, students explore radically new approaches to collective social problem solving.

Traveling through the spheres of unlearning together, we emerge as more thoughtful, confident, and visionary leaders. SSE cordially invites all members of our community to join the 2017 Unlearning Series, three highly interactive, practical, and inspiring workshops. Each 3-hour workshop is $50 or attend all 3 for $99. Financial assistance is available.

 

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SSE Ontario is offering the following series of 3-hour workshops.

 

SOCIETAL UNLEARNING: LEAD WITH CREATIVITY

Current models of collective problem solving require making tradeoffs between the needs of one group versus another. In this session you will:

– challenge core assumptions about how collective progress is made

– gain negotiation skills from the world of professional diplomacy

– apply the lessons from a complex case study to your immediate challenges as a change agent

 

INTERPERSONAL UNLEARNING: LEAD WITH CURIOSITY

Society is a rich web of interpersonal relationships. Deep social change can only occur when we become more intentional about how we interact with others. In this session, you will:

– surface unconscious behaviors upon meeting strangers

– learn how small behavior changes lead to radically more inclusive societies

– make new friends and social change allies

 

PERSONAL UNLEARNING: LEAD WITH COURAGE

If social leaders are the extreme athletes of the professional world, SSE is their sports psychologist. This workshop focuses on helping you harness the inner resources needed to thrive in the extreme sport of change making. In this session you will:

– understand the role of well-being in the work of social leaders

– examine how great leaders have faced and emerged from adversity

– collaborate with like-minded colleagues to share best practices and map personal actions


The 2017 Unlearning series has ended, but you can sign up for Unlearning workshops and other classes HERE.


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“Love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.”  Angel Kyodo Williams