Emily Lamb

Emily manages the Changemaker Campus network, a collective of post-secondary institutions dedicated to making changemaking a norm in higher education.

2020 March News U Can Use

A New Tour of the U.S. – and You’re Invited!

Join Ashoka U.S. on their 2020 “tour of the U.S. through the people making it better.” Part discovery travel series, part civics lesson, part future casting, you’re invited to meet real changemakers from across the country from all walks of life in all 50 states in 50 weeks. Learn more here or follow along on Instagram.

2020 Global Leadership & Changemaking Summer Program @ Georgian College

Located outside Toronto at one of Canada’s leading programs for social innovation, this 3-week deep-dive is an opportunity to hone skills and mindsets required to create change among a global cohort of students. The program focuses on global citizenship, team building, problem-solving, leadership development, and intercultural communication. Learn more here.

Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2020

Come up with entrepreneurial ideas to take climate action by developing impact solutions together with like-minded peers from all over the world surrounding the topic “Energy”. Apply now for the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS) in Munich, Shanghai, Querétaro, or Cape Town. Deadline is April 1. Learn more here.

Bspark Leadership Academy

This 15-month blended program empowers participants to become future-proof leaders for a better society and planet. Accelerate your personal and professional growth with other talented young professionals from around the world. Application deadline is March 10. Learn more here.

Voices of Social Change Online Course

The International Youth Foundation now offers a free course on leading social change featuring young people who already drive significant impact.  Voices of Social Change,created in partnership with Laureate International Universities and B Lab, is now live! Participants will finish with their own action plan and a certificate through Coursera. Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Learn more here.

2020 Ashoka U Exchange & Senior Leaders Experience – April 16-18, 2020

At the 2020 Exchange, join 650+ educators, students, thought leaders and innovators from around the globe to discuss cutting edge research and practices for preparing students as changemakers in any field . Tracks include “Research & Evaluation”, “Working Across Differences”, “Student Leadership,” and others.

Are you a senior leader (Associate dean and above) eager to infuse social impact into your strategy? Join your peers at the Senior Leaders’ Experience, taking place during the Exchange, to learn from seasoned leaders. Deadline to register is March 6.

Confirm your spot here.

International Social Innovation Research Conference – Call for Proposals

You’re invited to submit paper abstracts and panel proposals to the 12th annual International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC). Heralded as “the world’s leading interdisciplinary social innovation research conference,” ISIRC 2020 will be held on September 1-3, 2020 in Sheffield, England. Deadline is March 20. Learn more here.

Bridging Differences: Research-Based Strategies for Dialogue & Understanding, May 15, 2020

Join the Greater Good Science Center for a day-long conference, in Oakland, CA, or via live webcast. The program will highlight practical skills and strategies for fostering positive dialogue, relationships, and understanding across divides, drawing on research and trailblazing programs. Register now and use discount code BRIDGE10 (10% off).

2020 Artists & Climate Change Incubator – May 4-9, 2020

Calling all artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage with the climate crisis through artistic practices! During The Arctic Cycle’s 5-day think tank/workshop, participants will dig deep into the challenges and concerns at the intersection of arts and a rapidly changing climate, and plan for opportunities for actionLearn more hereSpace is limited.

Becoming a Social Entrepreneur Book Cover in Black and Orange

Becoming a Social Entrepreneur, by Professor Michael Gorden

Written by Michael Gorden, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at University of Michigan, Becoming a Social Entrepreneur is based on interviews with over 100 social entrepreneurs who reflect on what went right and wrong when they were starting out. They share advice on everything from whether to become a social entrepreneur to how to create genuine impact in the future. More info here.

Looking for free expert advice for your most pressing challenge?

The Human Lending Library® has opened its doors at the Centre for Social Innovation in New York City connecting social entrepreneurs to successful business founders for free advice and in-person mentoring. Apply here to help solve your challenges and scale fast.