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When:   November 16, 2009 1:00pm-6:00pm
Where:   234 Church Street (across the street from Whitney Humanities Center and TD)
Type:   Meeting

The November 6 workshop is now filled to capacity, and we are adding an additional workshop date for those interested in attending on November 13.  Please find details below.

New Global Health & Social Entrepreneurship Idea Incubator
Workshop on Friday, November 13, 1-6pm
New Haven, Connecticut

Do you have an idea for an innovative program, project, or organization? Unite For Sight's Founder and CEO will hold a 1/2-day workshop to help you launch your idea. The workshop will focus on effective healthcare delivery and the importance of best practices in global health, successful strategies of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, and mentoring and guidance on how to establish new initiative, projects, and organizations. The workshop will be a small, intimate forum with a limited capacity of no more than 9 participants.

  • Who: Students and professionals are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an interest in global health. Participants may already be developing or leading global health programs, or they may be interested in learning how to design or participate in effective public health programming. 

  • When: Friday, November 13, 1-6pm

  • Where: Unite For Sight headquarters in downtown New Haven (across the street from Yale's Whitney Humanities Center)

Workshop Schedule: 1-6pm on Friday, November 13

This is the preliminary schedule, which may be subject to change.

  • 1:00-3:00pm - Healthcare Delivery, Best Practices, and Looking Beyond Good Intentions

    • The workshop will begin with a comprehensive discussion about the importance of best practices and the significant harm of worst practices in global health. How does one look beyond good intentions and ensure that they avoid the pitfalls? During this session, participants will learn from the lessons of successful and unsuccessful models, programs, and organizations.

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Social Entrepreneurship

    • This session will discuss successful strategies and models of social entrepreneurship. How do social enterprises operate, and what is the difference between charity and social entrepreneurship? Why is social entrepreneurship important in global health endeavors? Who are "invisible entrepreneurs", and how can they be supported?

  • 4:00-4:30pm - Metrics and Outcomes

    • As one develops an idea for implementation, how does one convey and measure impact? What is the difference between outcomes and outputs? Why are metrics important, and what is the role of global health research?

  • 4:30-6:00pm - Idea Incubator

    • Participants will learn how to start and expand new global health ideas and initiatives. What makes a great idea, and how does one transform ideas into action? What are some financial and other practical considerations? What are ideas for funding sources and funding models? This session includes a round-table discussion about the ideas of the workshop participants. The workshop participants are an impressive, diverse group who are committed to improving health and development worldwide. They are encouraged to network and collaborate.

How To Apply

Unite For Sight accepts applications on a rolling basis, and the first qualified applicants will be accepted.

Please submit your application to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript and reference "Idea Incubator" in the subject line. Submit a resume, contact information (phone and email) for two professional references, and a short essay (suggested length: 300-500 words) that describes your interest in the workshop, your past involvement with global health, and ideas that you are interested in pursuing.


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