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    Community Enterprise Initiative Workshop - Moreton Bay region #QSOCENT

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    Free workshop for community members and community sector workers in the Moreton Bay region

    Come and learn what social enterprise can contribute to you, your community or community organisation.

    Through this free half-day workshop, you’ll learn about social enterprise development through inspirational stories and case studies from other social enterprises in the area. Lunch is included.

    In this workshop come and:

    1. Hear inspirational stories from local social enterprises such as the Caboolture Workers Cooperative - established by local people for local people whose mission is to provide meaningful employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues and Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative
    2. Reflect on several case studies to learn models and ensure we don't 'make old mistakes' 
    3. Connect with others in your community interested in social enterprise development
    4. Map possible gaps that new enterprises could fill
    5. Sense if there is motivation to do something new - we will ask, 'is there an agreement to do anything together?'

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    Hosted by Community Praxis Co-op and Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative (NCEC), (with 50 years of combined experience in enterprise and cooperative work) and facilitated by Peter Westoby and others from NCEC.

    Dr Peter Westoby is a Director and consultant at Community Praxis Co-op and leader and facilitator in community and social change work, as well as being an Honorary Associate Professor at Deakin University. 

    ​Peter has worked in youth, community and organisation development for 30+ years, within places such as South Africa, Uganda, Vanuatu, PNG, Nepal the Philippines and Australia and is the author of 15 books and over 60 professional journal articles on community development.

    NCEC was established in 1998 by a group of people with disabilities who were long-term unemployed. They were assisted in this by their local neighbourhood center. The Co-op pioneered social procurement in Australia, with ground breaking grass-cutting contracts with Brisbane City Council and have been twice awarded ‘Best Australian Social Enterprise’. They are a founding member and Chair of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council, Australia’s first peak body for social enterprise. 

    This Social Enterprise Sector Development Grant project is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.

    For more information:

    Email Rachael at rachaellouisedonovan@gmail.com

    OR

    visit http://www.communitypraxis.org

    If you wish to speak to someone, you may contact Richard from NCEC - 0407633981 or Rachael from Community Praxis Co-op - 0434364771




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