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LA '11 Institute Experience

  1. 1. Mentors at the LA ‘11 Institute! Sean Carasso, Founder, Falling Whistles at the LA ‘11 Institute!Showing the way to the LA ‘11 Institute! LA ‘11 Fellows at the 2011 LA Institute Launch Party! The StartingBloc 2011 Los Angeles Institute
  2. 2. WHAT IS STARTINGBLOC?  Howard Buffet educating at the 2010 New York Institute! Vinay Nagaraju (LON ‘08) with Mohammed Yunus! Since 2005, StartingBloc has helped social innovators by giving them the skills and the tools they need to address the most pressing global challenges of our time.Presentation from the 2008 London Institute! Mitchell Wade educating at the 2010 New York Institute!
  3. 3. WHAT IS STARTINGBLOC? (CONTD.)Our signature leadership development program, the StartingBlocFellowship exposes young leaders to new models for achievingsocial impact. Our community currently consists of 1500 Fellowsrepresenting 221 colleges and over 53 countries.The 2011 Los Angeles class of StartingBloc Fellows!
  4. 4. WHAT IS STARTINGBLOC? (CONTD.) Jesse Gossett (NY ’08) & Jayson UppalCynthia Koenig (LON ’08), Founder, Wello Water Wheel © Josh Dick (BOS ‘09), Co-Founders, Emergent Energy Mike Del Ponte (NY ‘08), Founder, Sparkseed © Sharlene Yang /Photography www.joshdickphoto.com! Group © Bloomberg Businessweek! Catalyst -  www.sharleneyang.com! Fellows return to their communities with the tools they need to affect systemic change. Our Fellows start ventures, initiate projects within their companies and establish new ways to build cross sector partnerships and create massive systems change. Shabnam Aggarwal (NY ’09), Founder, ! t | e a | c h © ThinkChange India Maria Springer (BOS ’10), Founder, Kito International © Maria Springer /Tammy Wang (LON ’07) © Robert Wu! www.thinkchangeindia.org! www.trueslant.com!
  5. 5. THE LOS ANGELES INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION The 2011 Los Angeles Institute for Social Innovation was help at the Annenberg Community Beach Center in Santa Monica, CA from February 17 – 21. The Institute saw eighty candidates from over twenty-five U.S. states and seven countries gather together for five days of education, connection and inspiration. Day 1 :: Off the Bloc Day 2 :: Intrapreneurship Day 3 :: Entrepreneurship Day 4 :: Cross-sector Partnerships Day 5 :: Sustainability The Annenberg Community Center (seen from the Marion Davies House). !
  6. 6. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 1 :: AGENDA / FEB 17, 2011 Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA 11:30 – 12:30 :: Registration 12:30 – 01:00 :: Welcome to StartingBloc and the Fellowship Adriana Pentz, CEO, StartingBloc 01:00 – 02:15 :: Goal Setting + Mapping your StartingBloc Experience :: Session with Houston Spencer 02:15 – 02:45 :: Break 02:45 – 06:00 :: Transfromative Action Session with Scott Sherman 06:00 – 06:30 :: Reflection & Annoucements 07:30 – 08:45 :: Reception Monsoon / 1212 3rd St Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
  7. 7. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 1 :: HIGHLIGHTS Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA Transformative Action :: Scott Sherman, Founder, TAI Adapted from Sherman’s legendary semester long Transformative Action course at UCLA School of Public Affairs, this workshop provided Fellows with the basics of Transformative Action. A nationally recognized speaker and Echoing Green Fellow, Scott Sherman covered the art of building relationships, effective communication techniques and team building and probed the question of what creates change and transforms individuals, communities and the world. Scott’s work on nonviolent social change projects has been praised by such Nobel Peace Prize Laureates as the Dalai Lama and the late Mother Teresa. In 2004, he was nominated for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Faculty of the Year award for the entire U.S.LA ‘11 Fellows take part in various interactive exercises during Scott Sherman’s (center) Transformative Action Session.!
  8. 8. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 1 :: SPEAKERS Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA Adriana Pentz Houston Spencer Scott Sherman CEO, StartingBloc expert, change + community transformation in organizer, lecturer, StartingBloc communications author Fellow, Boston industry 2007 founder, TAI vp strategy, Alcatel Lucent adjunct faculty member, UCLA author + speaker School of Public Affairs
  9. 9. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 2 :: AGENDA / FEB 18, 2011 Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA 08:00 – 09:00 :: Registration (Breakfast Served) 09:00 – 09:15 :: Announcements 09:15 – 10:30 :: The Scope of CSR :: Session with Martin Smith 10:30 – 11:00 :: Break 11:00 – 12:30 :: Ideas Marketplace 12:30 – 02:00 :: Lunch 02:00 – 03:00 :: Introduction to the Social Innovation Competition 03:00 – 03:30 :: Video Break :: Falling Whistles 03:30 – 04:30 :: The Long Game @ StartingBloc 04:30 – 05:00 :: Video Break :: Falling Whistles 05:00 – 06:00 :: The Story of CSR:: Session with Catherine Geanuracos 06:00 – 06:30 :: Reflection & Announcements 07:00 – 08:30 :: Reception Wokcano / 1413 Fifth Street, Santa Monica, CA
  10. 10. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 2 :: HIGHLIGHTS Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA Social Innovation Competition During the Institute, candidates had the opportunity to participate in the Long Game – a collaboration between StartingBloc and the Long Now Foundation. The candidates worked in teams to design the most intelligent investment portfolio and large-scale strategy for effectively combating the climate crisis. Ideas Marketplace The Ideas Marketplace provided candidates with the opportunity to give a one minute pitch on a passion, project, or business they are working on. Four candidates were then selected by their Institute class to present their ideas in detail in later sessions.   LA ‘11 Fellows presenting during the Social Innovation Competition and the Ideas Marketplace.!
  11. 11. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 2 :: SPEAKERS Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA Martin Smith Tyler Emerson Lion Isis Catherine Geanuracos founder + ceo, co-founder, Long co-founder, Long JustMeans Game Game principal, calder strategies founder, co-founder + design strategist + StartingBloc curator, Singularity venture advisor general manager, Summit Live Earth expert, social co-founder, Ursa media + founding exec. Minor consultant, corporate social director, MoveOn.org responsibility Singularity Institute
  12. 12. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 3 :: AGENDA / FEB 19, 2011 Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA 08:00 – 09:00 :: Registration (Breakfast Served) 09:00 – 09:15 :: Announcements 09:15 – 10:30 :: Accelerating Possibilities :: Session with Rafe Furst 10:30 – 11:00 :: Break 11:00 – 12:30 :: Learning Resilience 12:30 – 02:00 :: Lunch 02:00 – 03:00 :: Social Enterprise :: From Passion to Sustainability Houston Spencer & Mitchell Wade 03:00 – 03:30 :: Break 03:30 – 04:30 :: The Long Game @ StartingBloc 04:30 – 05:00 :: Break 05:00 – 06:00 :: Tales from the Trenches :: Session with Sean Carasso 06:00 – 06:30 :: Reflection & Announcements 07:70 – 08:30 :: Reception Border Grill / 1445 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA
  13. 13. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 3 :: HIGHLIGHTS Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA Learning Resilience Candidates learn resilience by going through multiple, quick-fire “pitch” sessions. Pitching a venture or an idea is integral in the journey of a social innovator and this session is designed help candidates try their pitches but also receive instant feedback and the ability to make changes to their pitches in real time. This session is done by candidates in groups of ten. At any give time, five candidates are pitching to five of their peers for no more than sixty seconds followed by sixty seconds of feedback. The tables then turn allowing the candidate who just pitched, the opportunity to give feedback.LA ‘11 Fellows participating in the “Learning Resilience” session. !
  14. 14. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 3 :: SPEAKERS Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA Rafe Furst Houston Spencer Mitchell Wade Sean Carasso thought leader in expert, change + helps innovators co-founder, accelerating transformation in turn insights into Falling Whistles possibilities communications change industry serial founder, Insight clients include entrepreneur + vp strategy, RAND, Schwab, grassroots activist professional poker Alcatel Lucent Accenture player speaker + author author + speaker founder, Institute3
  15. 15. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 4 :: AGENDA / FEB 20, 2011 Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA 08:00 – 09:00 :: Registration (Breakfast Served) 09:00 – 09:15 :: Announcements 09:15 – 10:30 :: Collaboration across Sectors :: Session with Rene Jones 10:30 – 11:00 :: Break 11:00 – 12:30 :: The Long Game Presentations 12:30 – 02:00 :: Lunch :: The Wealth of Knowledge in the Room (Guests) LA Founding Circle Members 02:00 – 03:00 :: The Wealth of Knowledge in the Room (Fellows) 03:00 – 03:30 :: Video Break :: Dan Barber, TED Talk 03:30 – 04:30 :: Ideas Marketplace Finals 04:30 – 05:00 :: Break 05:00 – 06:00 :: Sustainability in the Media :: Session with Darren Moore 06:00 – 06:30 :: Reflection & Announcements 07:00 – 09:30 :: StartingBloc LA Launch Party Annenberg Community Beach House
  16. 16. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 4 :: HIGHLIGHTS Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA Peer Learning :: The Wealth of Knowledge is in the Room Does it bother you to sit a room with hundreds of great minds and not have the opportunity to actively learn from them? StartingBloc believes that the wealth of knowledge is in the room and the time has come to unleash it. StartingBloc candidates enriched their experience by learning something new from their peers, and teaching something return. With the belief that everyone is an expert in something, candidates will be split into groups to teach topics ranging from salsa dancing to tax law. Candidates will left the session with newfound knowledge and and a tight bond with their peers, having gone through an experience that is humbling by nature. What can you teach the world?LA ‘11 Fellows participating in the “Wealth of Knowledge” lunch session. !
  17. 17. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 3 :: SPEAKERS Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA Rene Jones Darren Moore director, UTA co-host, Planet Foundation Green channel expert, hollywood+ creator + adviser, philanthropy ecovations consultant, U.S. Sustainability Senator & Governor advocate campaigns
  18. 18. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 5 :: AGENDA / FEB 21, 2011 Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA 08:00 – 09:00 :: Registration (Breakfast Served) 09:00 – 09:15 :: Announcements 09:15 – 10:30 :: Investing in Sustainability :: Session with Gregory Wendt 10:30 – 11:00 :: Break 11:00 – 11:30 :: The 15 Year Reunion 11:30 – 12:30 :: Lasting Change :: Session with Mitchell Wade 12:30 – 02:00 :: Lunch 02:00 – 03:00 :: The Long Game Reflections 03:00 – 03:30 :: Break 03:30 – 04:30 :: Ideas to Action :: Session with Alexia Vernon 04:30 – 05:30 :: Reflection & Announcements 05:00 – 06:30 :: Reception Yankee Doodles / 1410 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
  19. 19. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 5 :: HIGHLIGHTS Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA 15 Year Reunion Cocktail Party What if you had the opportunity to come back after 15 years and share your story with everyone in room? What dreams were made?  What crazy adventures did you go on? How has the world changed because of your work? The 15 Year Reunion "Cocktail Party" is an interactive experience where everyone in the room has the chance to open their mind, travel in time and live out the future in the present. The candidates reunited in 2026, and shared their biggest dreams. With the first female President of the United States, a cure for AIDs and cancer, and several Nobel prize winners, this high energy session pushed the boundaries of how we picture success.LA ’11 Fellows living their future during the “15 Year Reunion Cocktail Party” session.!
  20. 20. LA ‘11 Institute for Social InnovationDAY 5 :: SPEAKERS Annenberg Community Beach Center Feb 17 – 21, 2011 | Santa Monica, CA Greg Wendt Mitchell Wade Alexia Vernon expert, helps innovators sustainable sustainable and turn insights into career coach responsible change investing founder, Catalyst clients include for Action vp, EP Wealth RAND, Schwab, Advisors Accenture expert, values aligned career author + speaker founder, Institute3 development
  21. 21. The 2011 Los Angeles Institute for Social InnovationLA ‘11 Fellows take part in an exercise during Scott Sherman’s Transformative Action Session.! StartingBloc NFP For more information on the StartingBloc 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 709 Fellowship and the Institutes for Social New York, NY 10016 Innovation, please visit: info@startingbloc.org www.startingbloc.org tw :: @startingbloc

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