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spring 2019

guatemala social impact adventure

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JOIN US FOR THE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

 

sustainable impact

Learn from Miami alumni Greg Van Kirk '91 (World Economic Forum “Social Entrepreneur of the Year”) and recent Miami University Bishop Medal honoree Alyssa Hopun '13 (a Miami University 18 of the Last 09 honoree) about social entrepreneurship and how to put it into practice

design thinking

Deepen your problem-solving skills through our empathy-based approach to social innovation (co-created by Guatemalan leaders & community members)

 

purpose

Our program is designed to help you reimagine what you can do in your life; you'll learn how to build with purpose and embrace the growth mindset while crystallizing your vision in a collaborative environment

consulting

Consult for local grassroots organizations, bringing the critical experience & expertise that you’ve developed in your career

 

adaptive leadership

Enhance your adaptive leadership and collaboration skills working in environments with extreme constraints

empathy & adventure

Stay with local homestay families, climb a volcano, and go zip-lining over a cloud forest

 
This is a unique opportunity to learn what makes social innovation ‘tick’ from globally recognized leaders in the field.
— Brett Smith, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Founder of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Farmer School of Business
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A UNIQUE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

Earn recognition of completion for coursework and experiential learning in social entrepreneurship and innovation from the Farmer School of Business

program at a glance 

Dates: APR 27-MAY 4, 2019

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NITTY-GRITTY DETAILS

OUR EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAM IS TAILORED AROUND YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE

PROGRAM DURATION:

Apr 27 - May 4, 2019

PROGRAM COST:

$2,700 (double- occupancy accommodation, 8 days all-inclusive in Guatemala, additional workshops & sessions pre- and post-program, flights not included); Travel health insurance not included

Early Quetzal Pricing until Dec 31: $2,450

(quetzal is the national bird AND the Guatemalan currency)

OTHER INFO:

30% deposit is due one month before the program starts

No health shots are required but please consult with your doctor

   Note: Spanish not required!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We love questions and are always happy to provide the answers. Here are some common questions people have before signing up:

Who is leading once we are in Guatemala?

The trip will be led by the leadership team at Social Entrepreneur Corps (SEC). SEC has been working with university partners and corporate clients in Guatemala, Ecuador, The Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua since 2006. The SEC team and its local counterparts design and implement social entrepreneurial solutions with and for communities on a year-round basis. To date over 1,500 people have participated in SEC programs.

Is it safe?

Needless to say, you must always be vigilant. However, SEC has been leading programs without any major health or security incident since inception. The team has deep organization and community roots and works hand in hand with local leaders who “know” the country. There is always a bi-lingual leader with participants. As well, programs are in the Western Highlands, not Guatemala City or Peten where most of the security issues you might read about take place. The team follows Peace Corps safety and security procedures.

Can I really achieve anything in just 7 days?

In short, yes. You will work with a local team who understands needs and priorities. You will help design social innovations and work on short-term consulting projects leaving frameworks for success for local leaders. The SEC team has deep and award-winning experience and expertise in this work and has been working successfully in Guatemala for 17 years.

How will this help me professionally if I work in business, for example?
Here are the skill sets that you'll enhance. How to innovate in challenging environments. Design thinking. Working across cultural differences on real-world problems. Collaborating for change. Group facilitation. Leading in uncertainty. Would these serve you in your work?

Does this program qualify for professional development reimbursement at work?
We certainly hope so! Check with your employer and let us know what additional information we can provide to help qualify.

Is the recognition from the Farmer School a formal ‘certificate’?
No, this is not a formal certification but rather acknowledgement for the professional development education (virtually and in-person).

Can I bring other family members?

Yes. Your spouse, partner, a good friend or child (16 and older) are 100% welcome to join. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to have with someone important in your life.

Is Spanish language required?

No. Just bring you open mind, open heart, sense of adventure and passion.