[Via Ajaita Shah]: Yale is working to identify social entrepreneurs working in the public, private and NGO sectors in India and invites them to participate in a Fall 2009 program on Global Social Entrepreneurship at Yale.
A core goal of the program is to link teams of Yale students with mission-driven social entrepreneurs in India over a four-month long course designed to bring the students and social entrepreneurs together to develop a business plan which addresses a specific management challenge the social enterprise is facing. Key attributes for the course commencing in the Fall of 2009 are:
– Five teams of 4 to 6 students each will be dedicated to working with a different social enterprise on a project vital to its continued organizational development;
– The selected social entrepreneurs will visit the Yale campus for an intensive week of faculty and student interaction specific to their challenge;
– Student team members will visit India to get a more practical view of the challenge and to meet with (or present recommendations to) each social enterprise’s management, staff and trustees;
– A two-day conference will be held in India at which students, faculty, Yale alumni, each social enterprise’s representatives, and invited guests will hear and discuss the plans and explore issues of broader import to social entrepreneurs.
They are actively seeking, and accepting applications from, social enterprises in India interested in collaborating with them in next Fall’s course. A one-page description of the program and an application form (due no later than April 10, 2009) are here and here.