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Unstick Your Thinking: Getting to Transformational Innovation

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Centre for Social Innovation Annex

720 Bathurst Street

Toronto, ON M5S 24R

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In this workshop, we take a deep dive into a key "unlearning" skill: seeing past incremental innovation and creating options for transformational innovation. You will learn a structured process that will help you identify totally novel possibilities and ways to think about social change that are exciting and full of potential.

Cost: $50, with invoice to follow by email. (Registered Summer School students get in free.) Financial assistance may be available. Inquire at info@sseontario.org. Online payments can be made here: https://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=2252&EID=24358

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Marjorie Brans is your average Vietnamese-Chinese-German-Scottish-Irish girl with small town Southern roots. She leads the team at the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Ontario and is the Canadian ambassador for the League of Intrapreneurs. Trained at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, she regularly practiced her influencing skills in trying to advance social and environmental sustainability with Fortune 500 multinational corporations in the financial, retail, extractives, fast-moving consumer goods, beverages, and transportation sectors.

Professionally, Marjorie is most proud of having initiated and led HARITA (now R4), a project backed by global insurance giant Swiss Re. The project succeeded in creating one of the world’s first viable micro-insurance products for climate change adaptation, on the way to being scaled in 5 countries. An evaluation of the first four years of the project by the Rockefeller Foundation showed that compared to farmers not participating in the program, insured farmers increased their savings by an average of 123 percent, and female-headed households increased the area of land they cultivate by approximately 35 percent.

Marjorie has held roles as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NESsT, a social venture capital fund active in ten emerging economies, and as Senior Policy Advisor at Oxfam in the area of business and global poverty. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and academic institutions.

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