The social impact sector is going to play a huge role in 2017. As a community of changemakers, we are in a prime position to make a positive impact.
To prepare us for this rather ambitious undertaking, Impact Hub SF & Berkeley have partnered with Ignite Institute at Pacific School of Religion and Social Enterprise Alliance to host a workshop that will help you:
(re)Assess your position as a changemaker
(re)Discover and name your core values, sources of energy, and communities of support
Identify your two biggest priorities, both personal and professional, for 2017
The workshop will include:
Conversation to identify Core Values
Sharing priorities and Community Resources
Our hope is to help facilitate you in discovering your two most important personal and professional priorities for year so that you can begin 2017 intentionally.
This event will take place at IHSF Pop Up on Wednesday, January 25th, 2016 from 6:30-9pm.
The Ignite Institute offers innovative leadership training programs for corporations and nonprofits, which due to our being a part of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, bring a fresh approach based upon introspection, community building and spiritual growth to those work and life challenges so common today. Our programs focus on reducing burnout, increasing employee productivity and retention and fostering environments of diversity and inclusion.
Impact Hubs Berkeley and San Francisco are coworking & events spaces for a membership community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change. http://berkeley.impacthub.net/ http://sanfrancisco.impacthub.net/
Social Enterprise Alliance is the national membership organization and key catalyst for the rapidly growing social enterprise movement in the United States. We provide social enterprises with the resources they need to succeed, support and grow social entrepreneurship on a national scale and serve as a voice for more sustainable social impact. https://socialenterprise.us/
Mahsea Evans is an educator, artist, and ordained minister who has dynamically engaged the topics of religious pluralism and social change through writings, lectures, performances and workshops. He presently works as an Assistant Pastor St. Marks United Methodist Church in Sacramento, and has been a trainer for Ignite Institute for two years. He received both his Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. This former Changemaker Fellow combines his passion for community organizing, education, and creative arts in service to the cause of social transformation. Originally from Hartford, CT, Mahsea currently resides in Sacramento, CA with his wife, Dr. Kawami Evans, and daughter, Niara (9).
Leslie Leasure is a writer, artist, and a social justice activist.. She is the program director at the Ignite Institute and curator of Into the Wilderness, an experimental spiritual practice-based community.
Prior to her work at Ignite, Leslie served several nonprofit organizations as a fundraising director and on the board of the Pat Graney Company. She has been active in advocacy for substance abuse treatment, LGBTQ equality, and prison reform.
Leslie holds an MFA from Indiana University and an MDiv from Pacific School of Religion. Her fiction has been published in Blithe House Quarterly, Del Sol Review, and in various anthologies.