Upcoming events

Hybrid online in-person (Melbourne)

Queen Victoria Market Purpose Precinct Opportunities workshop

Wednesday 7th December 2022
3:30pm-5pm

Hybrid online and at the Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St., (opposite QVM)
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Purpose Precinct workshop

We’d love to invite the whole social enterprise sector to come and explore the opportunities at the Purpose Precinct at the Queen Victoria Markets.

🗓 Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2022
⏰ Time: 3:30pm-5pm Workshop and Visioning 
📍 LocationMulticultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000 (straight opposite QVM).

Who: Everyone welcome.

(This meeting is being held right before the Purpose Precinct launch to allow people to attend both events in person. Attendees at the workshop will have a 300m walk from the Multicultural Hub to String Bean Alley.)

At this meeting you’ll:

  • Hear about the QVM Renewal Plan and the opportunities it opens up for the sector in the coming decade
  • Hear about immediate opportunities for onsite retailing
  • Hear about opportunities to incubate new products for the site in 2023
  • Hear about planned training and employment pathways that will be created onsite
  • Collectively brainstorm and dream about ways the Precinct can create growth opportunities for social enterprises right across the state.

Launch and tours to follow! just 300m away.

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In-person (Melbourne)

Queen Victoria Market Purpose Precinct Launch and tours

Wednesday 7th December 2022
5pm-7pm

The Purpose Precinct, Shed MM, Peel Street end of String Bean Alley Queen Victoria Market  (beside the wooden pallet sculpture near Peel St)

Free! and no tickets required.

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Purpose Precinct workshop

We’d love to invite you to the launch of the new social enterprise Purpose Precinct at the Queen Victoria Markets.

🗓 Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2022
⏰ Time: 5pm-7pm Launch and tours
📍 Location: The large shed at the top of String Bean Alley (beside the wooden pallet sculpture near Peel St)

Everyone welcome

You’ll get to meet a bunch of the first social enterprises who have products retailed onsite, and also hear about the exciting plans for 2023. The launch also coincides with the Night Markets where you’ll be able to stay around to enjoy some food and drinks with friends and colleagues.

Free! and no tickets required.

The Purpose Precinct is proudly brought to you by Good Cycles, STREAT and SENVIC and is funded by the state government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

In-person - Moral Fairground event

Ethical Enterprise Conference 2023 – The BIG Shift

Wednesday 22nd February 9am – Thursday 23rd February 9:30pm, 2023.
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The big Shift

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The BIG Shift

The world is shifting. We are living through a pandemic, an escalating climate crisis and a pivotal time on so many social and political issues.  Research shows the huge impact this has had on human consciousness and behaviour as we redefine what matters.  People are searching out purpose-led businesses who share their values more than ever before and the opportunity to build a healthier, more progressive society is now.  

The Ethical Enterprise Conference explores The Big Shift and how purpose-led business, ethical enterprise and social impact organisations can harness this opportunity, fuel their purpose, learn from and amplify each other.  Come and join our interactive gathering to build lasting connections, be inspired and gather practical tools to help you grow. 

Not to be missed!

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Past events

Online - Social Enterprise Australia event

Business for good: the size and economic contribution of social enterprise in Australia

Thursday 17th November, 2022.
12pm-1pm

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Business for good - report launch Social Enterprise Australia

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Join Social Enterprise Australia as they launch groundbreaking research on the contribution of social enterprise to Australia, and deliver this to Canberra.

A social enterprise is a business, for good. They trade like any other business, but exist specifically to make the world a better place. 

But their overall contribution to Australia has been little known – until now.

Social Enterprise Australia commissioned research to better understand the size and economic contribution of social enterprise in Australia. The research was done by Impact Tracks and funded by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

The resulting report shows that – despite limited Federal Government recognition and support – the social enterprise sector makes a significant contribution.

Imagine what could be possible with deeper Federal Government partnership with the sector, as other governments do in places like Canada and Scotland.  

Bonus: Did you also know that 17th November is World Social Enterprise Day (#socialenterpriseday)? What better way to mark the day!

Join us online on November 17 to hear the research findings, celebrate our shared work , and to see the research hand-delivered to our colleagues in Canberra.

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online workshop

Advocacy workshop – Federal Government Jobs white paper

Part One – Key messages

Friday 25th November 2022
1:00pm – 2pm

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Federal Government jobs white paper workshops

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What: SENVIC is inviting our social enterprise community to a two-part workshop sprint to respond to the Federal Government Employment White Paper Consultation, closing on Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

Why: We know that government consultations aren’t a sexy or exciting use of your time – but – we know there is a real opportunity to shape policy change when we get our foot in the door. 

Working in social enterprise is hard – we want to make it easier!  

Following this week’s new data on our economic contribution, this is a key opportunity for the government to lean in and learn from our community.  

So What? This is your chance to advocate your needs, your lived experience, and your passion towards favourable policy change for work integrated social enterprise in Australia. 

If we can take some of your pain away through making sense of the consultation process, then we know social enterprise will have a real opportunity to influence policy through their practitioner expertise and lived experience.

Our Value Exchange

We can’t do it alone. Help us to help you:

  1. Be heard by SENVIC and have your key messages amplified through the collective voice
  2. Test our key messages and template design to tell us what works and doesn’t work to enable your independent submission to be delivered
  3. Come together for some peer-support and mentoring. At Monday’s workshop, we’ll sit alongside you with some awesome virtual energy and hand holding to help you stand up an independent submission.

How: Two Online facilitated workshops – Register for 1 or both workshops via Humanitix

When: 

Workshop 1 – Friday 25 Nov 1pm-2pm 

  • Why should I care about the consultation and what is a ‘submission assistant’? (We’ll be super brief but it’s important to discuss!)
  • What do you think of our key messages? (Keep them, bin them or something else?)
  • What do you think about our template design elements for you/your staff to use? (Keep them, bin them or something else?)
  • What are your key messages that we need to hear in relation to work-integrated social enterprise in your local context? (We know that passionate conversations can be tricky but hold all the important messages – let’s create space for that!)

Information Session and Workshop 2 – Monday 28 Nov 1pm-2pm

  • What we learnt from workshop 1 (We’ll be super brief, but it gives us context and focus for the next leg of the sprint)
  • Launch of the submission assistant (Your practical navigation tool)
  • Opportunity no. 2 to share your key messages that we need to hear in relation to work-integrated social enterprise in your local context (like we said – we want to create space for those passionate conversations!)
  • If you’re super keen to put a submission in on behalf of your social enterprise, but are still feeling unsure, let us be your personal cheer leader and mentor! We’ll stay online for an extra hour to motivate, answer questions, and help you get that submission over the line – think of it like a silent disco!
In-person

World Social Enterprise Day Breakfast

Thursday 17th November, 2022.
6:30am-9:30am

Sages Cottage Farm, 85 Sages Road, Baxter
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Social Enterprise Day is a special day to raise awareness of social enterprises. Frankston Social Enterprise Hub will be showcasing some of our local social enterprises at a breakfast event at Sages Cottages Farm where there will also be a live broadcast by our local radio station RPP FM!

Come along to hear speakers from Frankston Social Enterprise Hub, Family Life, Big Little Brush and our hosts Wallara.

Coffee and light refreshments will be available on arrival and throughout the morning. Full breakfast will be able to be purchased from the café menu.

Sages Cottage Farm is Wallara’s 38-acre heritage listed property on the Mornington Peninsula. It is a working farm that provides educational programs and employment pathways for people with a disability. 

The Farm is open to the public to enjoy the wonderful farm to plate offerings at Harvest Café, leisurely walks around the picturesque gardens and wetlands and get to know the farm animals – many that have bigger than life personalities

For more information on Sages Cottage Farm and Café, please visit www.sagescottage.com.au

online workshop

Advocacy workshop – Federal Government Jobs white paper

Part Two – Information session and key messages workshop

Monday28th November 2022
1:00pm – 2pm

online
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Federal Government jobs white paper workshops

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What: SENVIC is inviting our social enterprise community to a two-part workshop sprint to respond to the Federal Government Employment White Paper Consultation, closing on Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

Why: We know that government consultations aren’t a sexy or exciting use of your time – but – we know there is a real opportunity to shape policy change when we get our foot in the door. 

Working in social enterprise is hard – we want to make it easier!  

Following this week’s new data on our economic contribution, this is a key opportunity for the government to lean in and learn from our community.  

So What? This is your chance to advocate your needs, your lived experience, and your passion towards favourable policy change for work integrated social enterprise in Australia. 

If we can take some of your pain away through making sense of the consultation process, then we know social enterprise will have a real opportunity to influence policy through their practitioner expertise and lived experience.

Our Value Exchange

We can’t do it alone. Help us to help you:

  1. Be heard by SENVIC and have your key messages amplified through the collective voice
  2. Test our key messages and template design to tell us what works and doesn’t work to enable your independent submission to be delivered
  3. Come together for some peer-support and mentoring. At Monday’s workshop, we’ll sit alongside you with some awesome virtual energy and hand holding to help you stand up an independent submission.

How: Two Online facilitated workshops – Register for 1 or both workshops via Humanitix

When: 

Workshop 1 – Friday 25 Nov 1pm-2pm 

  • Why should I care about the consultation and what is a ‘submission assistant’? (We’ll be super brief but it’s important to discuss!)
  • What do you think of our key messages? (Keep them, bin them or something else?)
  • What do you think about our template design elements for you/your staff to use? (Keep them, bin them or something else?)
  • What are your key messages that we need to hear in relation to work-integrated social enterprise in your local context? (We know that passionate conversations can be tricky but hold all the important messages – let’s create space for that!)

Information Session and Workshop 2 – Monday 28 Nov 1pm-2pm

  • What we learnt from workshop 1 (We’ll be super brief, but it gives us context and focus for the next leg of the sprint)
  • Launch of the submission assistant (Your practical navigation tool)
  • Opportunity no. 2 to share your key messages that we need to hear in relation to work-integrated social enterprise in your local context (like we said – we want to create space for those passionate conversations!)
  • If you’re super keen to put a submission in on behalf of your social enterprise, but are still feeling unsure, let us be your personal cheer leader and mentor! We’ll stay online for an extra hour to motivate, answer questions, and help you get that submission over the line – think of it like a silent disco!
In-person

Emerging Leaders Pitch Night
and Networking

Friday 11 November
6pm-8:30pm
STREAT, 66 Cromwell St., Naarm/Collingwood
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SENVIC launched its first Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) to support and showcase our young social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in Victoria. After an intensive eight weeks of expert-led learning and attending the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF2022), we are excited to announce SENVIC’s first Pitch Night. A few of our ELP participants will pitch about their progress, milestones, challenges and celebrations from the social enterprises they work for or have founded from various sectors including Aboriginal clothing, disability, mental health, employment and media.

This will be an inclusive, supportive and memorable pitch and networking night with connection, collaboration and celebration. Everyone is welcome!

6:00 pm | STREAT Cafe doors open
6.30 pm | Welcome to Country & Pitches commence
7.15 pm | Networking, drinks and snacks
8.30 pm | Event concludes

Free event – but if you can pay it forward we would love this!

Address: STREAT Cafe – 66 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks provided.

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions, contact Sakshi (sakshi@senvic.org.au) or Nick (nick@senvic.org.au)

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Online - Catalyst 2030 & ASENA

Social Enterprise Scholar-Practitioner Forum – Catalyst 2030 & ASENA

Tuesday 15th November, 2022.
9:30am-10:30am

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Social Enterprise Scholar-Practitioner Forum - Catalyst 2030 & ASENA

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Catalyst 2030 is the global movement mobilising to accelerate the achievement of the UN SDGs by 2030.

The Social Enterprise Scholar Practitioner Network (SESPN) was formed to create a closer bond, intersectional identity and knowledge exchange between social enterprise practitioners and academia.

Following the Social Enterprise World Forum 2022, SESPN is presenting two speakers at our regular monthly virtual meet-ups.

At the Tuesday session, join us as we hear from Professor Eddie Blass.

Professor Eddie Blass left her academic career to pursue the Inventorium, a scaleable online education platform and high school curriculum that is systemically different from current education systems.  She has worked in Business Schools and Education Faculty, and is also a qualified school teacher.

In working with the students in the Inventorium, Eddie has become enlightened as to how teenagers are using gaming to change their world, and how this could translate into a new world order and future if it were to be realised.  This session questions the extent to which our own paradigms and understandings are limiting the impact of these changes, and discusses a research agenda to help progress and change.

Also check out our Thursday session with Jeremy Hale.

Book Tuesday’s session with Professor Eddie Blass

Online - Catalyst 2030 & ASENA

Social Enterprise Scholar-Practitioner Forum 17 Nov – Catalyst 2030 & ASENA

Thursday 17th November, 2022.
5pm-6pm

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Social Enterprise Scholar-Practitioner Forum 17 Nov - Catalyst 2030 & ASENA

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Catalyst 2030 is the global movement mobilising to accelerate the achievement of the UN SDGs by 2030.

The Social Enterprise Scholar Practitioner Network (SESPN) was formed to create a closer bond, intersectional identity and knowledge exchange between social enterprise practitioners and academia.

Following the Social Enterprise World Forum 2022, SESPN is presenting two speakers at our regular monthly virtual meet-ups.

At the Thursday session, join us as we hear from Jeremy Hale.

Jeremy Hale is a researcher for the Advanced Botanical and Biomass Research Institute and Natural Rebound, where he finds systemic solutions for communities focused on remediation and regenerative agriculture. His work is based on the premise of providing food, shelter, and clean water to communities before scaling industries and establishing infrastructure to support generational financial stability. As a scholar-practitioner he also develops research projects with universities to support industry development and support communities through sustainable strategies and technologies.

Jeremy will discuss systems thinking and ways we as scholars should adjust to the chaos of our specialties and accept the limitations of quantification. Jeremy will also discuss his recent talk in Amsterdam “discussing the relationship of arts and sciences in communicating global issues” and Ecuador “discussing the impacts of linear systems thinking and the need for circular systems when addressing issues”

Check out our Tuesday session with Eddie Blass – https://events.humanitix.com/s…

In-person

Regen Gippsland – Screening of Regenerating Australia

Friday 11 November
6pm-8pm
Warragul Goods Shed, Warragul
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You are warmly invited to join the The Gippsland Social Enterprise Collective for an evening of imagining – and planning –  for a regenerative Gippsland. The evening will be delivered in partnership with WWF Australia, Regen Studios, and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation on the lands of Brayakuloong clan of the Kurnai people, in West Gippsland.

As an alliance of individuals and organisations who are committing their skills, resources, and aspirations to reinventing our fabulous region, we invite you to join us on a journey to co-create a vision for a regenerative future for Gippsland.

Regeneration rising

We all know about incredible creative, entrepreneurial, environmentally vital work popping up all over Gippsland – and it’s on the rise. 

How might we build a community platform where everyone, no matter their background or experience, can come together, listen, and become activators in our local ecosystems, communities and organisations?

That’s what this evening is about; coming together, connecting and imagining a regenerative Gippsland. 

Our program

To spark inspiration, the evening will feature a screening of Regenerating Australia, a 17-minute documentary created by Regen Studios in partnership with WWF-Australia, with major philanthropic support from Shark Island Foundation. 

The film is based on a four-month listening campaign, with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country’s future. It is a new story for our nation: a story of empowerment. A story of solutions. A story of regeneration.

The screening will be followed by discussion and light supper. Connect with one another, to your local place and spark ideas for the work ahead – drawing on the film, and each other, for inspiration.

Details

When: Friday 11th November, 6:00-8:00pm 

Location: Warragul Goods Shed, Warragul Station Parking 2, Warragul VIC 3820

Program

6:00 Arrival

6:15 Welcome & Acknowledgement of Country

6:30  Screening of the film, Regenerating Australia

7:00 Panel discussion about what community-led regeneration means for Gippsland

7:30 Supper and sharing local visions of community-led regeneration for 2030

8:00 Close

A little more about about the Gippsland Social Enterprise Collective

The Gippsland Social Enterprise Collective (GSEC) was established in early 2020 as a response to the Social Enterprise Network Victoria (SENVIC) initiative to support the establishment of a regional network to build a connected community of social enterprises, to facilitate access to learning and development opportunities, and to give practitioners an independent and collective voice.

A little more about the Regenerating Australia film:

Regenerating Australia is a Regen Studios film developed and produced in association with WWF-Australia, with major philanthropic support from Shark Island Foundation.

FREE EVENT

Please register for catering and activities.

Photo credit

Lauren Murphy Photography

Want more info? 

Email our local host, Sarah Tate gippsland@senvic.org.au

In-person

Gippsland Local Learning Lab

12-13 November
West Gippsland, on the lands of the Brayakuloong clan of the Kurnai people.
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An exciting opportunity for up to 25 enterprising people to become part of the Gippsland Local Learning Lab. The Gippsland Social Enterprise Collective has partnered with WWF-Australia,Regen Studios, and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) to support local regenerative enterprises at the Gippsland Local Learning Lab – a two day workshop designed to support groups, entrepreneurs and businesses with an idea, project, or enterprise for regenerating Gippsland.12-13 Nov, West Gippsland  more info>

Virtual lunch Break

Realtalk with
Justin Simpson

Wednesday 26 October
1pm-2pm
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SENVIC launched its first Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) to support and showcase our young social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in Victoria. After an intensive eight weeks of expert-led learning and attending the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF2022), we are excited to announce SENVIC’s first Pitch Night.

CELEBRATE WITH US
We’re immensely proud of our Emerging Leaders Program and can’t wait to celebrate the successes of our inaugural graduates.

MINGLE AND NETWORK
Join Melbourne’s social enterprise community for an evening of networking, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Emerging leaders are looking for skills and support that you might just have. A few of our ELP participants will pitch about their progress, milestones, challenges and celebrations from the social enterprises they work for or have founded from various sectors including Aboriginal clothing, disability, mental health, employment and media. 

This will be an inclusive, supportive and memorable pitch and networking night with connection, collaboration and celebration. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend and share in your networks!

6:00 pm | STREAT Cafe doors open
6.30 pm | Welcome to Country & Pitches commence
7.15 pm | Networking, drinks and snacks
8.30 pm | Event concludes

Free event – but if you can pay it forward we would love this!

🗓 Date: Friday 11 November
⏰ Time: 6PM – 8.30PM
📍 Location: STREAT Cafe – 66 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks provided. 

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions, contact Sakshi (sakshi@senvic.org.au) or Nick (nick@senvic.org.au)

In-person networking

Meetup for Young People in Social Enterprise

Friday 21 October
6pm-8pm
Rooftop Bar, Campari House, 23-35 Hardware Lane, Naarm/Melbourne
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Join us to unwind, recalibrate, connect, chat and celebrate at our inaugural meetup of our newest network.

The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF2022) reminded us that we thrive when we’re connected and supported, we grow when we share knowledge and we flourish when we are not alone in our social enterprise journeys. While this energy lingers, let’s bring the momentum to Melbourne – social enterprise style. 

This is an informal evening, and we can’t promise an agenda. We can promise free bar snacks, drinks at bar prices, great humans and awesome conversations. Meet people who have founded social enterprises, work for one and/or are supporters of the social enterprise sector! Maybe we’ll talk about our work or interests in the social impact sector, maybe we won’t! But we know we’ll relax and have great conversations with great people. 

If you are under 35 and curious about social enterprises, if you work at a social enterprise, have founded one and/or are a supporter of the social enterprise movement, we want you to join us. 

Even if you’re remotely interested in social enterprises but don’t know where to start – come along! A mate who you think might like to meet other social enterprise folks is also very welcome!

While this event is focused on young leaders coming together, EVERYONE is invited if you want to get to know them, cheer them on or support their work.

Join us to unwind, bask in the good energy and celebrate our collective role in the social enterprise movement. 

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at bar prices

Free snacks provided by SENVIC

When, where and what time is this?

We will meet at the Rooftop Bar at Campari House between 6:00pm – 8:00pm on 21st October 2022.

Address: 23-25 Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

We look forward to seeing you then! If you have any questions about this, please reach out to Sakshi (sakshi@senvic.org.au). 

P.S Cross your fingers and toes for great weather!

Virtual afternoon tea

Realtalk with
Mikhara Ramsing

Monday 17 October
1:30pm-2:30pm
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Miks chai realtalk

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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.

Mikhara Ramsing from Miks Chai is candid about the challenges in her social enterprise and is keen to connect and share learnings with others. She doesn’t have all the answers but believes we are stronger together.

Mikhara is a social entrepreneur from regional Australia. She is the founder of Miks Chai – a tea social enterprise which funds suicide prevention – and Ethnic LGBT+ – a national resource platform for culturally and linguistically diverse LGTBIQA+ communities. She believes stories save lives and has travelled 70,000Km around Australia in a self-built tiny home connecting with rural communities. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directions and has been nominated as the Young Australian of the Year QLD 2019, AFR Top 100 Women of Influence and was awarded a Westpac Social Change Fellowship enabling her to attend Harvard University and work with communities around the world. She is passionate about using business as a tool for social impact, you can watch her Tedx Talk here.

AGM - hybrid online and in-person

SENVIC AGM

Wednesday 19 October
5:30pm-7:30pm
CURATE SPACE, Naarm/Melbourne
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SENVIC’s 2022 AGM will be a hybrid event online and in-person at CURATE Space, Melbourne. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. The AGM will end at about 6.30pm and will be followed by a panel and open-floor discussion of current issues and challenges arising from SEWF22. Meet the new SENVIC directors and join your peers to explore what lies ahead for our movement.

SENVIC Members will be sent a ‘Guestboard invitation’

Please contact hello@senvic.org.au if you have not received this.

In-person networking

Social Enterprise Network Grampians Region Forum

Thursday 29 September
11am-1pm
Centre for Participation
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Social Enterprise Network of Victoria (SENVIC) purpose is to grow a thriving social enterprise sector in Victoria. As the Grampians Local Lead for SENVIC, Centre for Participation aims to Connect, Develop and Influence.

This will be an opportunity to network and connect with our region’s entrepreneurs in person.

As part of this forum we will be doing a live cross to the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) 2022 in Brisbane for the panel discussion on Rural social enterprise: approaches to start-up.

Social enterprise start-up and growth in rural and remote areas requires an approach and a mindset that understands the rural context. Our experts will lead a discussion to understand effective approaches from around the world.

Speakers:

Matt Pfahlert, ACRE (Australia)Meg Allan, The Wilderness Collection (Australia)David Upton, Common Good Solutions (Canada)

Thursday 29th September, 6pm -6:45pm

Gippsland SEWF 2022 Community Hub Takeover

The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is the most exciting event on the social enterprise calendar, and on the second day of the conference, the Gippsland Social Enterprise Collective are hosting a community Hub Takeover.

Featuring a short film made in collaboration with with GELLEN, FLOAT and Up the Creek – which showcases social enterprise approaches for regenerative tourism in action. Filmed at a community event aimed at inspiring Mallacoota and Lakes Entrance students to pursue  careers in creative environmental stewardship, celebrating local art and hospitality social enterprises and featuring deep dive discussions on the role of social enterprise in regenerative tourism. 

This session also includes a panel of SENVIC friends and regenerative tourism experts including: Dianne Dredge (Tourism CoLab), Andrew Keast (Wayfairer Co-op), Tricia Hiley (Mallacoota Wilderness Collective) and Andrea Lane from FLOAT.  All global leaders loving the FLOAT COMMUNIVERSITY.

Whether you’re local and you love Gippsland or you’re not, but you care about the capacity of regenerative tourism to enrich local communities – there is something here for everyone.

Including a complete digital pass to the entire conference!

Float Forum regenerative tourism

Thursday 29th September, 9am-5:30 (and later)

Frankston Social Enterprise Hub SEWF2022 Community Hub

The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is the most exciting event on the social enterprise calendar, and this year we’re bringing it to Frankston. For the price of a coffee you can join us!

As a SEWF22 Community Hub, Frankston Social Enterprise Hub is providing a space for the Victorian community to come together to connect and interact with the SEWF22 content and have local conversations, while connecting globally.

Featuring amazing local speakers, live crossovers to the Brisbane event, food from local social enterprises and an optional networking event afterwards.

Frankston SEWF2022 Community Hub

Realtalk with Pablo Gimenez

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.

Pablo Gimenez is the Social Enterprise Advisor for our Grampians Local Lead – the Centre for Participation. With 20 years experience in the social enterprise community – from expanding the impact of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to community entrepreneurship in Western Victoria – Pablo has a lot to say about the viability and sustainability of social enterprises in Victoria.

The best thing about Realtalk is you never know where the conversation is going to go, but you know it will be real when it gets there.

Realtalk Pablo Gimenez

Creative Connections: Wellbeing for social enterprise practitioners.

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS – Is an experiential, evidence based, in-person wellbeing program with activities that use creativitypositive 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.

Creative Connections wellbeing for Social Enterprise Practitioners

Florence Davidson from the Christie Centre at Realtalk

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.

 

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Jennie Walker from the Access Australia Group at Realtalk

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.

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

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Frankston Social Enterprise Activation Event 

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)

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