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A series of great workshops covering what you need to know to get started or increase your capacity.

This series responds to the demand QSEC has experienced both from our members and those starting out in social enterprise for advice and support as they hit ‘overwhelm’ in the start up or social enterprise development journey.

These workshops have been developed taking into account much of what our members wish they’d known when they started out. Our learnings were developed the ‘hard way’ but we aim to share our experience with the intention of supporting new and existing people working in the sector.

Each workshop is a full day and includes expert advice and information from some of the best people in the sector. We also have included plenty of hands on sessions to workshop your enterprise.

Cost per workshop: $95.00 for Members and Associates and $120 for non members.



With NCEC: Social Enterprise with and by Communities (Two Workshops)
Wednesday, 17 February and Wednesday, 16 March 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Social Enterprise can be a powerful tool for communities wanting to address social and economic barriers. These two half-day workshops, led by Australian Social Enterprise of the year 2015, will focus on the development of social enterprise with and by those who seek to benefit from it. Day one (17/02/16) provides participants with a framework for starting a community enterprise, while Day two (16/03/16) provides the opportunity to develop your enterprise ideas in a supportive setting. Click here for full details and booking.


How to Start a Co-op! A step by step guide
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

From leading local cooperatives like Nundah Community Enterprise Co-Op, learn how to start and operate a cooperative enterprise, owned and controlled by members. Develop your ideas in a fun, collaborative workshop setting. Click here for full details and booking.


Understanding your impact and telling your story
Wednesday, 8 June 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

In this workshop, Mark Power equips us with new tools to demonstrate how their organisation is making a difference, including: Producing and editing a visual story, Interviewing, Research techniques, and using digital platforms.Click here for full details and booking.


Getting your finances in order
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Finances will never be easier to grasp than this. Andy Roberts distills the essentials cash-flow and capital management down to four tidy sessions, arming you with the tools you need to navigate the commercial back-end of enterprise.Click here for full details and booking.



Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Work hands-on with your Business Model Canvas under the guidance of one of our most inspirational pracademics, Dr Ingrid Burkett, who has adopted the business model canvas specifically for social enterprise. Click here for full details and booking.


From our 2015 series