In-person Event

Every Thursday 
5:30pm at CurateSpace in Melbourne CBD

Creative Connections: Wellbeing for social enterprise practitioners

In-person at CURATE SPACE, 306 LITTLE COLLINS ST. 

Light refreshments provided

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS – Is an experiential, evidence based, in-person wellbeing program with activities that use creativity, positive psychology and unique and engaging cultural experiences designed to provide a space for social entrepreneurs / business owners to feel connected, develop strategies and ideas no how to be better, healthier and more resilient that can be applied for themselves or their business.

Through Creative Connections we aim to build a network where people can rely on each other for support and advice – and in turn improve mental and physical wellbeing.

FREE – but hurry, tickets are strictly limited.

Run in partnership with

MORAL FAIRGROUND, MOSAIK EXPERIENCES and the SOCIAL ENTERPRISE NETWORK OF VICTORIA (SENVIC)

This event runs once a week every Thursday for seven weeks. The last session is a celebration event!

*please coordinate with hosts if you cannot attend every session. 

 

  • Thurs 14th July, 5:30pm-7pm
  • Thurs 21st July, 5:30pm-7pm
  • Thurs 28th July, 5:30pm-7pm
  • Thurs 4th August, 5:30pm-7pm
  • Thurs 11th August, 5:30pm-7pm
  • Thurs 18th August, 5:30pm-7pm
  • Thurs 25th August – A CELEBRATION EVENT
Creative Connections wellbeing for Social Enterprise Practitioners

Realtalk Events

Wednesday 10 August
2-3pm online

Social enterprise leaders
we need to talk. 

Join the conversation with Jennie Walker from the Access Australia Group.

Jennie Walker is the Executive Manager NDIS Programs at Access Australia Group, operating in the Bendigo Region.

Access Australia run three social enterprises employing around 80 people with disabilities including PepperGreen Farm, PepperGreen Farm Catering and Access Employment Enterprises.

This Wednesday Jennie leads a discussion relevant to all social enterprises – sharing ideas on financial sustainability and the challenges staying competitive in a commercial market.

Realtalk is a virtual morning tea to connect with other social entrepreneurs. It’s casual and informal and enables you to connect with others and share what’s going on with you.

Join your peers and share what questions are on your mind.

 

Jennie Walker from Access Australia Group

Realtalk Events

Tuesday 16 August
10:30 to 11:30am online

Social enterprise leaders
we need to talk. 

Join the conversation with Florence Davidson from the Christie Centre.

Realtalk is a virtual morning tea to connect with other social entrepreneurs. It’s casual and informal and enables you to connect with others and share what’s going on with you.

This week Florence Davidson from the Christie Centre is stewarding a portfolio social enterprise through change and growth. From the Mildura Chocolate Company, to GrowAbility Nursery, from Around Again waste management and recycling to ArtRageUs, the Christie Centre is creating meaningful employment pathways and an inclusive, regenerative economy in Victoria’s north-west.

Join your peers and share what questions are on your mind.

 


Past events

Tuesday 12 July
5:30pm – 7:30pm in person

Frankston Social Enterprise Activation Event 

Join us in person for some awesome networking

The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is coming to Brisbane, Australia in 2022!

To celebrate, we are delighted to host a gathering for SENVIC’s Southern Metropolitan region. Featuring:

Phil Hayes-Brown, CEO of Wallara who will speak about Excellence and Failure in Social Enterprise – one of the SEWF 2022 themes.

Peta Murphy MP, Federal Member for Dunkley who will speak to the new government’s priorities relevant to social enterprise

Food from HappinessFirst Café and donuts made fresh on site on the night by Doughing Donuts. And, of course, you will have the chance to connect with others doing great work like you!

Bought to you in partnership with the Frankston Social Enterprise Hub (FSEH)

Whatever your background or connection to social enterprise, find out more about the social enterprise movement by joining us for a drink, a nibble and a good yarn or two.

Frankston Social Enterprise Hub Networking event

Robbie Millar from Centre for Participation

Thu 21 July, 10:30-11:30am online

Realtalk is a virtual afternoon tea to connect with other social entrepreneurs. It’s casual and informal and enables you to connect with others and share what’s going on with you.

Robbie Millar from the Centre for Participation. has managed to survive and thrive as a regional social enterprise in Horsham that is also taking a sector-building role for the wider Grampians Region.

Sue Boyce from Ability Works

Sue Boyce from Ability Works

Wed 22 June, 1:30-2:30pm online

Realtalk is a virtual afternoon tea to connect with other social entrepreneurs. It’s casual and informal and enables you to connect with others and share what’s going on with you.

Sue Boyce is CEO at Ability Works Australia and a champion and advocate for social enterprise and inclusive economies. Sue has the ear of government as a member of the Inner South-East Metropolitan Partnership Board.

Sue also has an ear on the ground, balancing challenges like you.

Sue Boyce from Ability Works

Nick Pearce from HOMIE.

Wed 8th Jun 2022, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Realtalk is a virtual morning tea to connect with other social entrepreneurs. It’s casual and informal and enables you to connect with others and share what’s going on with you.

Nick Pearce from HOMIE is candid about the challenges in his social enterprise and is keen to connect and share learnings with others. He doesn’t have all the answers but believes we are stronger together.

Nick Pearce (L) and Jack Howes (R) from HoMie
Above: Nick Pearce (L) and Jack Howes (R) from HOMIE

Conversation Circles: Universal Impact Series

November to December 2021

It’s time to unite on how we identify, communicate and measure our impact.

Social enterprise is ahead of the curve in mission-led business innovation.

Find our more about SDGs here.

Watch our ‘Universal Impact’ series to build your capacity and confidence with the SDGs that matter to you.

SENVIC Drinks

With Lachlann Carter – 27 August 2020

 Speakers: Lachlann Carter, SENVIC Board member, and CEO of 100 Story Building

Conversation Circles

Staff well-being, before and after lockdown – 27 July 2020

 Speakers: Loretta Bolotin from Free to Feed

Conversation with the Victorian Government – 22 June 2020

Nick Verginis, CEO SENVIC hosts a discussion with:

• The Hon. Jane Garrett, Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs, Member for Eastern Victoria

• David Clements, Deputy Secretary Inclusion, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

February 2020 Networking event

Charcoal Lane, Fitzroy, Melbourne 27 February 2020