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The Entrepreneurial

Vision: John Carroll


University
Presented by:
Monica Diochon
February 16
th
, 2011
Experience enterprise education February 2011
Presentation Overview
The program vision
The underlying assumptions
The conceptual underpinning
Achieving the vision
People
Process
Outcomes
Experience enterprise education February 2011
To graduate enterprising
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individuals who
distinguish themselves through actions to
improve the socio-economic well-being of
individuals and organizations both regionally
and internationally
The Program Vision
1. The terms enterprise and entrepreneurship are used interchangeably
Experience enterprise education February 2011
The existing university vision, mission and
values form the basis of further developing John
Carrolls entrepreneurship program
The aim in developing the program vision:
to build on the existing program
to differentiate John Carrolls program from that of its
perceived competitors
to identify opportunities to increase participation in the
program (all stakeholders)
to anchor possible growth strategies on a strong
conceptual foundation
Assumptions
Experience enterprise education February 2011
Entrepreneurship is required to deal with the
uncertainty and complexity of a globalized
world
This involves being able to think and act in an
entrepreneurial way
Social entrepreneurship (as a process):
Identifying an opportunity to improve social well-
being, then acquiring and employing the
resources required to do so.

The Key Conceptual
Assumptions
Coping with
and
enjoying
uncertainty
Taking actions
in uncertain
environments
Flexibly
responding
to
challenges
Actively seeking to
achieve goals
Acting
independently
on own initiative
Persuading others
Solving problems/
conflicts creatively
Making things
happen
Seeking opportunity
INNOVATION
Enterprising Behaviors
Experience enterprise education
February 2011
Innovation
A new idea applied to the
introduction or improvement
of a product, process or
service
The cognitive process of
generating new ideas for
initiating or improving a
product, service or process
Entrepreneurship
In relation to innovation
process of identifying and applying a new idea to the
introduction or improvement of a product, service or
process
Creativity
Experience enterprise education February 2011
People
Faculty, staff, business community, partners
Process
Finding and utilizing opportunities to make a difference
Building networks
Gaining stakeholder support
Acquiring resources
Creating innovative pedagogies
Combines classroom curriculum with hands-on learning in
regional and international context
Establishing means of assessment and evaluation
Outcomes
Achieving the Vision: People,
Process, Outcomes
Analysis of what
is and whats
possible
Generating
creative solutions
Social
entrepreneurship
Immersion in
organization
Student and
faculty insights

Reflecting Experiencing
Conceptual-
izing
Acting
Experiential Learning
Experience enterprise education February 2011
Short-term annual themed projects (i.e.
financial literacy programs for single mothers;
childrens book collection drive to encourage
reading in underprivileged families; science fair
for children)
draws on students connections/ties in the State,
alumni, Entrepreneurs Association in identifying
needs and how they can be met
developing something new requires entrepreneurial
behavior and develops skills and abilities


Social Enterprise Focused Experiential
Learning Possibilities
Experience enterprise education February 2011
Group led campus-based ventures
Generating ideas
Evaluating opportunity
Identifying and accessing resources
Capitalizing on opportunity
Social value creation enterprise initiatives that provide
opportunities for building sustainable entrepreneurial
capacity within marginalized groups
Sustainable enterprise creation initiatives among
social purpose organizations locally and globally

Experiential and Service Learning
Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship
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Graduates
Greater entrepreneurial capacity
knowing what and knowing how
an entrepreneurial mindset
Possess a range of competencies to meet the
demands of todays global reality
uncertainty, change and complexity
Enhanced capability to:
transfer learning to different contexts
Engage in life-long and self-directed learning
Outcomes
Experience enterprise education February 2011
Organizations
Creation of social value that makes a difference in
peoples lives (both locally and globally)
Greater self-sufficiency and sustainability
University
Greater engagement with and contribution to the
community
Demonstrated responsiveness to demand for
graduates who are creative and innovative
Contributes to the universitys mission and vision
Program is differentiated


Outcomes