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Social Innovation Conversation: From Faculty Member to Nonprofit Director

October 20 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

| Free
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Social Innovation Conversation: From Faculty Member to Nonprofit Director

October 20 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Join the Taylor Center for a Social Innovation Conversation with faculty members who became directors of nonprofit organizations.

At this interactive virtual discussion, two Tulane faculty members who hold Professorships in Social Entrepreneurship will share their journeys from faculty members to directors of non-profit organizations with socially innovative missions.

Our speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities they encountered, the strategies and tools they use, such as human-centered design, and their new experiences as non-profit leaders while continuing their faculty roles at Tulane University. The Social Innovation Conversation series aims to

Dr. Mallory Monaco Caterine is a Professor of Practice in Classical Studies and a co-director and a founding member of Kallion, a non-profit organization whose mission is to design and develop communities around the study of humanities and unlock the human talent able to develop creative, benevolent, and lasting improvements to our common condition. At Tulane University, she is working with humanities teachers on ways of introducing leadership ideas and practices into the classroom and on using a humanistic approach in other leadership education traditions.

Dr. Shannon Blady is a Professor of Practice at Tulane’s Teacher Preparation and Certification Program and the Executive Director of AfterCLASS, a non-profit whose mission is to provide professional, emotional, and social support to local educators and elevate the profession of teaching. AfterCLASS, founded by Dr. Blady and her colleagues at Tulane, is housed in the Taylor Education Center, a newly renovated warehouse in the Central Business District that is home to other organizations and startups related to education, design, and innovation. The Taylor Education Center is also the home of the Taylor Warehouse, the second location of The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking.

Taylor’s Social Innovation Conversations encourage participants to connect their research with the pursuit of social innovations. Through this series, we aim to promote networking, explore pathways in social innovation research, and advance our social innovation research collaborations among the center, Tulane, local universities, and community partners.

We welcome doctoral students and other graduate students, faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and community researchers keen to learn more about research in social entrepreneurship, design thinking, and social innovation.

This series is a project of the Research & Scholarship team at the Phyllis M. Taylor for Social Innovation & Design Thinking.

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