We are excited to announce author of An Army of Problem Solvers and social entrepreneur Shaun Loney will be hosting a workshop for changemakers in Calgary September 11-13 at Mount Royal University!
Loney has co-founded and mentored 11 social enterprises, including BUILD Inc, which won the 2011 Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Business of the Year, and the 2013 Manitoba Apprenticeship Employer of the Year. Before co-founding BUILD Inc, he was Director of Energy Policy for the Government of Manitoba and political advisor to Gary Doer’s NDP. Loney is the first prairie Canadian to be awarded an Ashoka Fellowship (2015) and was Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.
During the workhop, Loney will dig into the art and science of solving complex problems, especially at the local community scale. Participants will learn about ways to see poverty and other social and environmental challenges as opportunities, how to better understand the motivations and drivers of people, businesses, and governments, and how to support the re-emergence of Indigenous economics.
This two and a half-day event is limited to only 25 registrants, and the cost per ticket is $300. Lunch and morning refreshments are included. For tickets and more information, click here.