Social Enterprise Masterclass: Unlock the potential of your social enterprise

Date: 09 Nov 2023

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Unlocking your potential

Finding more opportunities for your social enterprise

Social enterprises aren't like other traditional commercial businesses where profits are the bottom line. Social enterprises need to align business activities with their mission.

Unlocking the potential in social enterprises means finding new ways and opportunities to bring in more funding as well as new ways and opportunities to progress your mission.

In this masterclass we'll help you focus on the steps you can take to use an entrepreneurial mindset and unlock the potential of your social enterprise:

  • Linking profit to purpose
  • What’s your USP?
  • What’s the big idea?
  • Develop your business plan
  • Expanding your market
  • Relationship development
  • Risk assessment

Key details:

Thursday, 9th November 2023

Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart, Canberra: 12noon to 1:15pm
Adelaide: 11:30am to 12:45pm
Brisbane: 11:00am to 12:15pm
Darwin: 10.30am to 11.45am
Perth: 9:00am to 10:15am

Location: Online.

Please note, places for this training are strictly limited.


FREE for Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) members.

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Meet the trainer:

Nina Laitala

Nina Laitala | Training lead
B Music, M Education (Music), Dip Gov, FICDA

After completing her Master of Education, Nina discovered her passion for working with communities and empowering them through music-based education programs. In 2016, Nina joined the Victorian Student Representative Council as a training and project manager, and she was later appointed CEO. As CEO, she led the organisation through a time of significant change, from being an auspice agency to becoming a charitable company limited by guarantee. It was during this time that she honed her skills as an executive manager, educator and advocate with a strong focus on strategic planning, mentoring and governance.

Nina excels in strategic and change management, particularly in bringing diverse stakeholders along for the journey. Her agile management style and unwavering energy and commitment enable her to build strong teams that thrive under challenging situations.

Nina is a passionate advocate for ensuring all people, particularly those from marginalised communities, have accessible platforms, opportunities and spaces where they can be heard and supported to create positive change in the world.

Nina works with the training team to develop new training materials and deliver the full range of ICDA programs, including the Diploma of Governance.

What's an online interactive?

ICDA's online interactive sessions are for those who want to attend an online session, with all the joys of meeting in person!

Participants are invited to have their cameras and microphones on and communicate with our ICDA trainer as well as other participants. Be prepared for breakout rooms!

Viewers watch a remote presentation on their own screens at a set broadcast time. You must attend the session at the live broadcast time to participate.

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