Social Entrepreneurship Certificate (S.E. Certificate)

NEW COHORT – June 8-10, 2019
Washington, D.C.

ICSB GLOBAL is excited to announce the 5th cohort of the ICSB Global Certificate Program in Social Entrepreneurship.

The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate is from June 8-10 and will be held in Washington, D.C. in partnership with the GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadership.

For the first time ever, we’re offering COMPLIMENTARY HOTEL accommodations in collaboration with the GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadership!

The ICSB Certificate will be $1500/person as well as a multi-night stay at the beautiful Hyatt Place Hotel (2121 M ST NW, Washington, D.C.)

We have 8 available seats for the certificate! Space is very limited and on first come basis. Register (click here) as soon as possible to take advantage of the complimentary hotel stay and the ICSB Global Certificate Program.

Renowned Global Faculty will include Tony Mendes, Donna Kelley, Paul Sweircz, George Solomon, Jeff Alves, Winslow Sargent, Dick Donnely, Jeff Cornwall, Ayman Tarabishy, and others. 

Dates of Hotel Stay: June 7-11, 2019 for Social Entrepreneurship – Complimentary Stay of 4 hotel nights (June 7-10)
Dates of Certificate Program: June 8-10, 2019
Click here to register:

Preliminary Program:

Saturday – June 8 – Arrival of Cohort and hotel check-in.
Saturday – June 8 – Welcome Reception from 6 pm – 7:30 pm.
Sunday – June 9 –  All Day Sessions on Social Entrepreneurship (Start at 10 am – 4 p.m.).
Sunday – June  9 – Optional Networking Event (Start at 5 pm – 7 pm).
Monday- June 10 – Social Entrepreneurship in Action -Site Visits to the World Bank, DC Central Kitchen, and others.
Monday – June 10 – Program Closure and Certificates (10 am to 4:30 pm).
Tuesday – June 11 – Departure from Hotel.

Included in Program: Hotel Stay, Welcome Reception, Transportation on June 10, and Certificate Program.

Not Included in Program: Lunch or Dinners June 8 – 10; Airport Transportation to and from the hotel, hotel nights before or after June 8-10.

Cancellation Policy: Until May 22 – free cancellation. May 23 onward – no cancellations accepted.


More About the Program:

ICSB Global in partnership with its worldwide affiliates and chapters is proud to offer educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, students, government officials, and small business owners the opportunity to advance their entrepreneurial knowledge and skills through our new innovative ICSB Global Social Entrepreneurship Certificate (ICSB Global SE).

The ICSB Global Social Entrepreneurship Program now offers a unique in-person and online educational hybrid instruction model where participants can join in-person at different ICSB dedicated events. Alternatively, participants can take all the modules online. Finally, participants can join in-person some session and then complete the remainder online. Please view a sample of an online segment: (click here for sample segment).

Each ICSB Global SE certificate requires you complete three (3) mandatory modules followed by two (2) elective modules from the many provided. The ICSB Global SE certificate offers an invaluable experience of being able to interact with participants from across the globe and from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and knowledge. ICSB brings over 60 years of knowledge to this certificate program.


Ina Gjikondi

Ina Gjikondi

Director, Executive Education & Coaching

I am a teacher, speaker, mother, alchemist, innovator, poet, modern mystic and co-curator of creative learning experiences that expand consciousness with the goal of One Shared Humanity.

I serve as the Director of Executive Education & Coaching and as the Founder & e-Co Leadership Coaching Program Director at the George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership.


Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson

Executive Director

Jim Robinson is the Executive Director of The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. He is a senior executive and change leader with more than 25 years of experience in leading large-scale organization change, strategic human resources development, and organization effectiveness, consulting with corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Robinson’s work has focused on the development of empowering leaders and the building of high commitment/high performance organizations that achieve outstanding results.

Mr. Robinson writes, lectures, and leads workshops in the field of personal self-empowerment and personal effectiveness. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Rutgers University.


Module One: Introduction to Global Social Entrepreneurship: Led Instructor: Dr. Tony Mendes

This module compares social entrepreneurship with traditional entrepreneurship, outlines the basic concepts of social entrepreneurship and summarizes social entrepreneurship concepts. An overview of new organizational options for social ventures and understanding how for-profit ventures can accomplish social good.

Module Two: Global Challenges and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Led by Dr. Winslow Sargeant

This module examines the major components of sustainable development.  It looks at the topic of Micro, Small & Medium-size Enterprises, and the positive effect it can have on world economies, and the challenges for these MSME’s are explored in detail.

Module Three: Innovation and Opportunity Recognition for Social Enterprises

This module brings up the topics of innovation and creativity and how these are applied in social enterprises. The process of moving from problems to solution, with empathy, and the process of moving from solution to problems, with effectuation, is explored in depth. This module discusses the diffusion of innovation and social change and why innovation often does not get adopted.

Module Four: Running a Social Venture: Led by Dr. Jean-François Ouellet

This module addresses the major issue of deciding on a For-Profit or Not-for-Profit company model when setting up a social venture. It introduces the concept of a Social Business Canvas, which is a tool that lists questions to be asked when setting up a social venture.

Module Five: Social Innovation and the Community: Led by Dr. Roberto Parente

This module discusses the local community roles in a social innovation project.  Various leadership skills for successful implementation of social innovation in a community setting were discussed in depth.

Module Six: Marketing a Social Venture: Led by Dr. Jean-François Ouellet

The module examines marketing strategies on how to do focused marketing for a social venture. It examines the concepts of segments, various advertising strategies, and how to apply creativity in the social entrepreneurship marketplace.

Module Seven: How to Teach Social Entrepreneurship: Led by Drs. Tony Mendes and Ayman El Tarabishy

This module, which is hosted by Dr. El-Tarabishy and Dr. Mendes, examines the history of Social Entrepreneurship and the implications it has had historically. The module also gives concrete guidance to instructors on how to teach a Social Entrepreneurship course in a university setting.

Module Eight: B Corps and Government Regulations: Led by Dr. Winslow Sargeant

This module examines the effect of the 4th Industrial Revolution on economies worldwide and the effect it will have in particular on small businesses. Various government bodies and regulations are examined for the positive effects they can have on business formation and nurturing entrepreneurship in the US economy.

Module Nine: The Enterprising University: Led by Dr. Jeffrey Alves

This module examines how a university can adequately teach and prepare today’s students in our constantly changing and evolving society. The module examines the role of the community, a focus on service and a student centered model in the examination of a sample enterprising university.

Module Ten: The Role of Disruptive Technology: Led by Dr. Katia Passerini

This module examines disruptive technology and the destabilizing effect it can have on markets. It looks at the effect of social entrepreneurship and how it might open a path to disruptive innovation and bring a new workforce along.

Module Eleven: Global Profiles of Women’s Entrepreneurship: Led by Dr. Donna Kelley

This module describes how woman’s entrepreneurship can take different profiles across economics, regions, and economic development levels.  It examines ways in which women’s entrepreneurship may be promoted and supported. The module explains why and which women start businesses in different countries and identifies various challenges for women’s entrepreneurship in different economies.




Dr. Tony Mendes, ICSB SE GLOBAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR and Managing Director - Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation - UMKC (USA) -



Dr. Katia Passerini, Dean of the College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University (USA)



Dr. Winslow Sargeant, ICSB Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Development (USA)



Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, Teaching Professor of Management - GW School of Business (USA)



Dr. Roberto Parente, Professor Universita' Di Salerno (Italy)



Dr. Ki-Chan Kim, ICSB Past President and Professor at Catholic University (S. Korea)



Dr. Paul Swiercz, Professor of Management - GW School of Business (USA)



Dr. Ahmed Shalaby, Managing Director of Tatweer Misr - EGYPT and an ICSB Vice President (EGYPT)



Dr. Jean-François Ouellet, Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation - HEC MONTREAL (CANADA)


ICSB Global Program Director: Dr. Tony Mendes (email:
ICSB Global Program Assistant: Ms. Jordyn Murphy (email: or tel: 202-994-0704
ICSB Executive Director: Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy (email: or tel: 202-468-3133