$199 – $499

More Than Words Training Institute - 15 CEUs Available

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More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore

242 East Berkeley Street

Boston, MA 02118

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About The Training Institute:

To affect sustained social change for our most vulnerable, we must disrupt the traditional social service model and move toward a more effective one of social enterprise. The More Than Words (MTW) 3 day training will dive deep into 3 foundational areas vital to empowering individual transformation through social enterprise:

  1. A deep understanding of why work-based social enterprise is such an empowering vehicle for youth transformation and growth
  2. An even deeper look into the nuts and bolts of how to engage young people to operate a rigorous and high-performing business
  3. How to create a data-driven culture (woven into the fabric of your being) that ensures you are delivering on both the youth outcomes and the business results

The training will provide strategies, tools and techniques that participants can hone and implement in their work. This training is designed for those new to the field of social enterprise who are eager to learn as well as experienced professionals ready to exchange practices within a social enterprise community. All classes are taught by the senior leadership team at MTW.

About the Organization:

For the past 15 years More Than Words has built and refined a model that has empowered our community's most vulnerable young people---those who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless or out of school---to transform their lives through the power of social enterprise. By learning to run their own retail and online book business, our youth are able to generate over $2.5 million in revenue while also working towards earning diplomas, enrolling in college, and securing employment.

More Than Words believes that a successful social enterprise that leads to real change in people’s lives must have a reciprocal and integrated focus on both the people and the business. In order to engage youth to transform their lives, it is vital that MTW runs a legitimate and robust business. And, in order to run a successful and rigorous business, we must authentically and deeply engage and empower our young people. We can’t do one without the other. And, tying it all together is a fanatical focus on data, evaluation and learning to ensure we get results for both.




* Day One - The Power of Social Enterprise (5 CEUs available) - Tuesday, October 23, 9am-4pm

Objective 1: Learn how Social Enterprise is a powerful vehicle for supporting transition-age youth as they prepare for adulthood and future work, education and life.

Objective 2: Gain close-up, unique insight to the history and theory of change of More Than Words including a tour and conversation panels with youth and staff.

Objective 3: Learn the Social Enterprise practice framework and strategies most effective with young adults. Identify actionable steps to transfer knowledge to other settings and programs.


* Day Two - Sustaining Program Quality with Monitoring & Evaluation - Wednesday, October 24, 9am-4pm (5 CEUs available)

Objective 1: Learn the strategies More Than Words uses to implement best-practices of Performance Management in our day-to-day work.

Objective 2: Gain practical, easy-to-use skills in the visual display of information.

Objective 3:Complete hands-on activities to design processes that engage program participants and staff in tracking program outcomes.


* Day Three - Leveraging Social Enterprise to Deliver on Your Mission - Thursday, October 25, 9am-4pm (5 CEUs available)

Objective 1: Understand the value and fit for a retail enterprise vs. e-commerce platforms, operations flow, and building and maintaining accountability systems to ensure quality control.

Objective 2: Learn more about other social enterprises and get a further understanding on business models and financial reporting.

Objective 3:Complete hands-on activities with our youth on a business operations shift to gain a better understanding of MTW and the model of social enterprise.




ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

While the 3 trainings are designed to complement each other for a full understanding of the power of social enterprise, participants may elect to register for just one session.

MTW is committed to ensuring a diverse range of participants for our Training Institute, and is happy to provide two partial scholarships to deserving individuals looking to expand their knowledge of the social enterprise field. Applicants must complete and submit the following application by September 30 to be considered for a spot in the class.

For questions or to request more information about our Training Institute please contact Director of Strategic Initiatives Bobby Nasson at bnasson@mtwyouth.org or 617-674-5557.


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