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Tuesday
15
MAY

MBA Fundamentals for NGOs: Design & Implement Social Enterprises

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16:00
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General information
This MBA Fundamentals Course will be presented by the African Sustainability Academy, in partnership with the Ascent Group and Chuluka Limited, from 15-18 May at the Zambian Governance Foundation in Lusaka, Zambia. This course consists of 3 ‘CORE’ subject days (15-17 May) and 1 ‘ELECTIVE’ (optional) day (18 May). In order for Certificates to be issued, the core subjects must be completed. See agenda and price structures for the two options listed below.

Course Objectives (Core Subjects)
• Understand how to develop a strategy and ‘business model design’ for your organisation;
• Understand the importance of marketing: how to undertake market research, understanding your strategic edge, learning how to develop a marketing strategy;
• Understand the importance of financial management: nature of the firm/organisation, managing cash flow, external capital;
• Understand valuations and return on investment;
• Learn how to come to grips with operations and people management;
• To network with other NGOs and learn from their experience.
Course Objectives (Elective Subjects)
• Understand the value of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) in the NGO environment;
• Define common MER terms (outputs, outcomes, impact, domains, indicators, etc.);
• Understand how to collect and evaluate data;
• Understand Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) tools and techniques;
• Understand how to use data and M&E tools to write effective reports;
• Establish an MER strategy that can measure organisational sustainability in NGOs;
• To network with other NGOs and learn from their experience.

Targeted Participants
Staff within SMEs, social enterprises and non-profit organisations who work in the following departments: finance, fundraising, business development, programme and project management and administrators who want to learn more about business management principles.

Course Materials
All presentations will be made available to each participant. Additional worksheets and hand-outs will also be provided. A certificate of completion will be provided.

Course Format
This course will include formal presentations, discussions, group work and exercises.

MBA FUNDAMENTALS AGENDA
DAY 1: SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY (CORE SUBJECTS)
08h30-09h00 Registration
09h00-09h30 Welcome and Introductions
Barbara Nost: CEO the Zambian Governance Foundation; Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy
09h30-11h00 • Social Enterprise Development – Definitions
• What is a Social Enterprise?
• SE theory
Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy
11h00-11h15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
11h15-13h00 • Social Enterprises for NGOs
• Social Enterprise Development –case studies Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy
13h00-14h00 LUNCH BREAK
14h00-15h00 • What is strategy?
• External environment analysis
• Industry analysis
Daniel Steenkamp: Director, Ascent Group
15h00-15h15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
15h15-16h15 • Internal analysis
• Defining the vision
Daniel Steenkamp: Director, Ascent Group
16h15-16h30 Concluding thoughts and closure
Daniel Steenkamp: Director, Ascent Group

DAY 2: EXECUTION, FINANCIAL INTEGRITY & GOVERNANCE (CORE SUBJECTS)
09h00-11h00 • Critical success factors
• Value proposition
• Disciplines of execution
• Vision traction organizer
Daniel Steenkamp: Director, Ascent Group
11h00-11h15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
11h15-13h00 • Operations management: (Capacity, Resources, Standards & Control)
• Identifying right legal entity in which to operate
• Defining the role & responsibilities of board vs management
Daniel Steenkamp: Director, Ascent Group
13h00-14h00 LUNCH BREAK
14h00-15h00 • Implementing financial operations in line with strategic objectives
Daniel Steenkamp: Director, Ascent Group
15h00-15h15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
15h15-16h15 • Financial management & sustainability
Daniel Steenkamp: Director, Ascent Group
16h15-16h30 Concluding thoughts and closure
Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

DAY 3: MARKETING & PEOPLE MANAGEMENT (CORE SUBJECTS)
09h00-11h00 • Market analysis (market demand, market awareness, market positioning, market profile
• Marketing strategy development
Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy
Daniel Steenkamp: Director, Ascent Group
11h00-11h15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
11h15-13h00 • People Management and Team Development Lisa Thompson Smeddle: Director, African Sustainability Academy
Daniel Steenkamp: Director, Ascent Group
13h00-14h00 LUNCH BREAK
14h00-15h00 • People Management continued
Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy
Daniel Steenkamp: Director, Ascent Group
15h00-15h15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
15h15-16h15 • Social Enterprise Business Plan (Practical) Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy
16h15-16h30 Concluding thoughts and evaluations
Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

DAY 4: MONITORING, EVALUATION & REPORTING (ELECTIVE SUBJECTS)
08h30-11h00 • The need for MER / MER Definitions / Types of MER
Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy
11h00-11h15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
11h15-13h00 • Data collection
• MER Tools and Techniques
Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy
13h00-14h00 LUNCH BREAK
14h00-15h00 • Domains and indicators for organisational sustainability / practical Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy
15h00-15h15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
15h15-16h15 • How to write effective reports
Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy
16h15-16h00 Concluding thoughts and evaluations
Lisa Thompson Smeddle: African Sustainability Academy

Course Costs
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register and pay by 26 April
OPTION 1: Core Subjects Only. 15-17 May 2018
$675 (ZMK 6,275)
OPTION 2: Core and Elective Subjects. 15-18 May 2018
$900 (ZMK 8,370)

STANDARD PRICE: Register and pay after 26 April
OPTION 1: Core Subjects Only. 15-17 May 2018
$750 (ZMK 6,975)
OPTION 2: Core and Elective Subjects. 15-18 May 2018
$1,000 (ZMK 9,300)

TEAM DISCOUNTS: Teams of 3 or more receive a 10% discount.
Teams of 5 or more receive a 15% discount.

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT
Please email lisa@sdnafrica.org for registration form and return it with proof of payment.

PAYMENTS
For Debit/Credit Card payments please register via Computicket: https://events.computicket.com/events/1622
Please note that payments via Computicket will be billed at the USD Rate in SA Rands. For EFT payments please email lisa@sdnafrica.org for registration form and return it with proof of payment. EFT payments can be made into the following account: Cavmont Bank, Lusaka, Zambia. Account name: Chuluka Limited; Account number: 800000651471; Branch code: 130010; Swift code: CVMTZMLU. PLEASE USE PARTICIPANT NAME AS A REFERENCE!

Testimonials
“I am so happy I have attended the fundraising and sustainability masterclass. Firstly it was suitably superbly structured, content rich and outstandingly delivered by Lisa and her guest speaker. Further, it was an eye opener in many ways, and lovely to meet such inspiring people who also, like me, often don’t sleep as we think about the funding pipeline. Thank you as well for the brilliant resources and especially the CG- it is so valuable to have such information and contacts to us. I look forward to many more!”
-Lily Masons, Little Angels-

“Attending the Resource Mobilisation taught me the values of establishing fundraising task teams. I benefitted immensely from the shared regarding online fundraising, social media and case studies supporting NGOs. It was important to have learned how to harness useful resources and key partnerships”
-S Marais, Conservation Trust-

“I benefitted from learning about various models and theories pertaining to social enterprises. The explanations about mission related income and the case studies were very informative. It was important and valuable to learn more about the use of assets, and to rethink the paradigm OUTSIDE THE BOX. What an informative and helpful workshop!”
-Carien de Klerk Good hope Psychological Services

“Informative. Empowering. I feel energised to engage with my staff. The media and marketing sessions also challenged the functionality of our brand and sharpened our skills!”
-Dawn Peterson, Evergreen Resource Centre

The Fundraising and NGO Sustainability Masterclass was packed with brilliant information, advice and resources. Importantly, I learned how better to manage line items in a budget, adapting overheads cost to meet a donor funding requirements. Also the idea to offer consulting service was valuable. I am definitely interested in attending more courses!”
-Muizenberg Improvement District

“The importance of having a solid financial structures in place, and of monitoring, evaluating and reporting properly on our programme processes became greatly evident to me and other participant after this course. Thank you once again for the excellent courses you deliver! Please don’t stop!
-Ian Meaker- Future Champs

About the facilitators

Daniel Steenkamp is a senior business advisor, specialising in financial management, business strategy, internationalisation, business optimisation, management and leadership development. He is also a Chartered Accountant and registered auditor. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA(SA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA). He acts as independent auditor to a broad scope of NGOs in Africa. Holding an MBA in business strategy from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and he is particularly passionate about social enterprise development in emerging economies. Daniel is a firm believer in talent and is an energetic and experienced facilitator. He has a strong passion for Non-Profit Organisations and uses his business skills and experience to train them to be more sustainable and more efficient with their resources, thus increasing impact and maintaining financial and organisational integrity. He is a consultant to NPOs across Africa and serves as Trustee and Non-Executive Director on various NPOs.


Lisa Thompson-Smeddle is the Founder/Director of the USA and RSA registered African Sustainability Academy and Sustainable Development Network. She has 25 years’ experience working in the NGO sector in Africa. She has acted as Sustainability Advisor to Family Health International, an Umbrella Grants Mechanism managing a $93million USAID/PEPFAR grant in South Africa. Her role was to build capacity in PEPFAR funded NGOs. This included the development of sustainability and organisational development strategies and policies, the establishment of effective fundraising, financial, monitoring evaluation and reporting systems and strategies, assistance with social media and media/marketing campaigns and more. Lisa was also the Programme and Research Coordinator for the Sustainability Institute (South Africa) and course designer/lecturer at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). She has managed projects for the UNDP, GIZ, WWF, DANIDA, Cordaid, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the SA National Department of Human Settlements, various African provincial and local government authorities, the University of California Berkeley and other academic institutions and donor agencies. She has completed an Honours degree in Social Sciences at Chapman University (California, USA), and both Honours and Master’s degrees in Sustainable Development at Stellenbosch University (South Africa).


ABOUT ASA/SDN

After thorough research into the skills and training needs of NGOs, communities, youth, corporates and government agencies, the founders of the African Sustainability Academy (ASA) and the Sustainable Development Network (SDN), determined that the importance of skills development in these sectors cannot be over-emphasized. As employees transition through various phases of their careers, their roles, responsibilities and expected outputs change. With these changes, employees often require increased capacity and additional skills. Moreover, unemployed youth and community members without work experience or job-ready skills require capacity development programs that will enable them to find meaningful employment. In order to meet these challenges, the ASA has designed accredited and certificate courses aimed at upskilling existing NGO, government and corporate employees (from junior to senior management staff and board members); enabling them to perform more effectively and efficiently in the workplace, and courses for community members and unemployed youth. Certificate courses run from one day to two weeks. Accredited courses run from one week to 18 months, depending on the content and course outcomes. Courses can also be customized, according to the organisation’s needs.

Course Prospectus
Download our NGO Course Prospectus here.
Download our Corporate Course Prospectus here.

About The Ascent Group
The Ascent Group supports business and non-profit leaders in the development and execution of strategies that will create sustainable value over time. Subsidiaries include: Ascent People, which provides bespoke executive and management development services, supporting business leaders who want to hone their business skills and establish a truly human enterprise. Ascent Impact: Led by a team that has vast practical business and operational NPO experience, Ascent Impact provides specialist and bespoke advisory services including strategic advisory services and facilitation, organizational development programs, financial sustainability reviews, fundraising, compliance and tax advisory support for the Non-Profit sector throughout Africa. Ascent Advisory provides strategic support for leaders who aim to develop and execute sound strategy. Our collaborative interventions reduce structural and process inefficiencies and help change organisational awareness and focus.

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