April brings spring rain to the Pacific Northwest. Join us inside for some great opportunities to connect with the BGI community. Our monthly focus is Systems Thinking and you’ll see that theme across the blog and weaved into events throughout the month.
April 8 | Entrepreneurship Reception and Keynote | BGI Pioneer Square
Join BGI as we welcome the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation and The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI).
April 8-10 | Entrepreneurship Facilitator Training | BGI Pioneer Square
Sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is a revolutionary new learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide.
April 10 | Net Impact BGI: Systems Thinking | BGI Pioneer Square
Net Impact BGI is pleased to present the latest installment in our series of community events, this time focused on Systems Thinking. Colleen Ponto, core faculty member at Organizational Systems Renewal (OSR) Graduate Program at BGI, will lead the audience through a systems thinking workshop.
April 12 | Building a Sustainable Economy (BASE): Sustainable Building Lecture | Bainbridge Island Library, Bainbridge Island
Explore how B-Corps’ unique legal structure allows businesses to address their impact on people and the planet by operating both for-profit and for-good with Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder, B Lab (bio below).
Building a Sustainable Economy (BASE), the Bainbridge lecture series, has been developed in partnership with Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable Bainbridge and Bainbridge Public Library.
April 13 | OSR Annual Conference – A Design Challenge | BGI Pioneer Square
Join us for our day-long annual OSR conference with Peter Coughlan, an OSR faculty member as well as a partner with IDEO, a design and innovation consulting firm will guide this day. The OSR annual conference is perfect for prospective students considering the OSR Master’s Program as it will give you a glimpse into the OSR curriculum and methodology. For alumni, friends and colleagues of OSR, this day will add new tools to your repertoire of approaches to working with your clients and colleagues in bringing about innovation in a rapid and engaging manner.
April 28 | Raphael Cushnir – The One Thing Holding You Back | BGI Pioneer Square
Raphael Cushnir is back by popular demand! Join us to explore the concept that what keeps most people from realizing their full potential — an unwillingness to find and feel long resisted emotions. These emotions give rise to negative “tapes” and self-sabotage. They often prevent today’s popular cognitive therapies from succeeding fully.
PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS
- April 8: Metro MBA Classroom Visit
- April 13: Sustainable Saturday
- April 15: Meet the OSR Director – Prospective Student Skype Call
- April 19: Observe an OSR Cohort Session – Learn About OSR in Real Time (Morning Session)
- April 19: Information Session: OSR Master’s Program
- April 19: Observe an OSR Cohort Session – Learn About OSR in Real Time (Afternoon Session)
- April 20: Observe an OSR Cohort Session – Learn About OSR in Real Time (Morning Session)
- April 20: Observe an OSR Cohort Session – Learn About OSR in Real Time (Afternoon Session)
- April 22: Metro MBA Classroom Visit