The Future Series: Great Lakes
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

The Future Series: Great Lakes

The Future is going to be here sooner than many of us realize. Cleveland Co-Labs will be hosting Bi-Monthly panel events with founders and thought-leaders from the social innovation space sharing their knowledge and expertise on topics such as sustainable fashion, education, food, health, energy and work. Come learn about the future of our world with others who see the need to understand and act on what is coming, not react once it has arrived. 

 

 

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Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Social Impact Social April: Art for Impact

Join us at our upcoming monthly networking event where you will have the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of social innovators, share ideas and resources, and develop new business opportunities. 

The Social Impact Socials are a series of monthly gatherings bringing together communities of change throughout Cleveland in order to connect and explore the hows and whys of social impact. We will feature guest speakers, including social entrepreneurs, impact investors, civic leaders, and thought leaders. They will share stories about their work, its impact, the metrics and the trends within their specific industry.

This month we will highlight the work of various local artists who are using art to create impact, from the street and urban beautification, to self-wellness and psychotherapy, art is a tool used worldwide as a means to create change and bring lasting impact. Learn more about the organizations that are doing that great work in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio and how that community is trying to grow its impact surrounding the FRONT Contemporary Arts Festival coming to the Cleveland in 2018.

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International Entrepreneurship: Female Empowerment through Menstrual Education
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

International Entrepreneurship: Female Empowerment through Menstrual Education

The world's population is growing and half the global population faces a nearly lifelong monthly experience: Menstruation. Yet today millions of women face challenges in understanding and obtaining services to support their hygiene needs. 

Come join in a conversation with Sinkun Relief founder and director Mayuri Bhattacharjee speak about her work in Kolkata and the Assam State of India. Their mission is building stronger communities in vulnerable regions through projects in water, sanitation and menstrual hygiene.

In Cleveland we will have representatives of the Columbus based social enterprise Aunt Flow, whose mission is to ensure that no one has to choose between food and menstrual products, leading a conversation about how social innovation must empower women, and how menstrual education and access is the first step in many parts of the world. Come support their work and learn how change can come more than once a month. 

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Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

Social Impact Social March: Maria Campanelli

Join us at our upcoming monthly networking event where you will have the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of social innovators, share ideas and resources, and develop new business opportunities. 

The Social Impact Socials are a series of monthly gatherings bringing together communities of change throughout Cleveland in order to connect and explore the hows and whys of social impact. We will feature guest speakers, including social entrepreneurs, impact investors, civic leaders, and thought leaders. They will share stories about their work, its impact, the metrics and the trends within their specific industry.

This month we will highlight the amazing journey of Maria Campanelli, the Executive Director of the Cleveland Children's Museum. Come Listen to her share her journey both personal and professional as she took a dream of a modern Children's Museum for Cleveland and now several million dollars later how her dream is a reality. We'll talk about her local impact now and look into the future. Come meet others and connect with Cleveland surrounding impact!

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Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

Social Impact Social Feb: Children's Museum

Join us at our upcoming monthly networking event where you will have the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of social innovators, share ideas and resources, and develop new business opportunities. 

The Social Impact Socials are a series of monthly gatherings bringing together communities of change throughout Cleveland in order to connect and explore the hows and whys of social impact. We will feature guest speakers, including social entrepreneurs, impact investors, civic leaders, and thought leaders. They will share stories about their work, its impact, the metrics and the trends within their specific industry.

This month our speaker will be Maria Campanelli, who is the Executive Director of the Children Museum of Cleveland. Maria will share her story of taking the legendary

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Leading with Earth: From Sustainability to Ecological LEadership with Dr. Nurete Brenner and Dr. Elizabeth Meacham
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Leading with Earth: From Sustainability to Ecological LEadership with Dr. Nurete Brenner and Dr. Elizabeth Meacham

The EarthConscious Leadership program is a ten-month course of study that helps us all give voice to, process and grieve for the social and economic injustices that we are experiencing. Through this journey of discovery, we will also explore ways that we can heal the harm that our economic system has wrought. We all yearn to be part of something greater than ourselves, and this course honors that yearning. Together we will create a community of Earth Leaders who recount the old story and begin telling a New Story of hope, and ecological leadership, for the future.

 

The Lake Erie Institute

EarthConscious Leadership Program

March through December, 2018


Philosopher and humanitarian Jean Valnier says “We are not called to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love.”  


In the Jewish tradition it is said: “You are not obligated to complete the work [of healing the world], but neither are you free to desist from it.

The first part of the program provides the theory and language that helps to shine a spotlight on some of the darkness in our world, while the second part is the practicum which is designed to allow all of
us learners to discover our own light. The Lake Erie Institute team of coaches and facilitators will support you in discovering your own personal part to play in the great web of people coming together all over the planet to illuminate some of the darkness. Our teachers and coaches will help you discover your gift, and help you articulate your passion, so that you can bring them forth here in our community and in our region in service to all the life forms on our planet.


New meeting day and time! The program cohort will meet face-to-face two Sundays a month, beginning March 11, 2018, from 1 to 4 pm.  We will meet online during the weeks in between our face-to-face meetings. We will not hold our meetings in September, due to a retreat being offered for both program cohorts.  Contact program chair, Nurete Brenner, with any questions: nurete at lakeerieinstitute.org.


The training program includes:

  • Twenty face-to-face learning sessions on Sundays (twice a month), 1 to 4 pm (no cohort meeting in September, due to the retreat)
  • Ten online modules for theoretical learning, reflection, and discussion
  • A guided leadership project that you will develop for your community
  • A full-day workshop with Dr. Jeanine Canty, on ecological and social healing (June 24th)
  • Participation in the LEI Wild Earth Wild Soul three-day retreat, led by Bill Pfeiffer, in September 2018
  • Individual coaching sessions to support and develop your leaderships gifts

 

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4IR and The Future Series: Investing
Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

4IR and The Future Series: Investing

The Future is going to be here sooner than many of us realize. Cleveland Co-Labs will be hosting Bi-Monthly panel events with founders and thought-leaders from the social innovation space sharing their knowledge and expertise on topics such as sustainable fashion, education, food, health, energy and work. Come learn about the future of our world with others who see the need to understand and act on what is coming, not react once it has arrived. 

 

 

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Healthy Change: A series
Jan
30
4:30 PM16:30

Healthy Change: A series

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Creating change is hard work and often can lead to a lot of challenges in peoples mental and physical wellbeing. Come join us for monthly series about how to keep both your mind and your body healthy and your ability to create impact strong! 

Speaker: Kevin Smyth of Fit Cleveland

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Social Impact Social January: Robert Gatewood
Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

Social Impact Social January: Robert Gatewood

Join us at our upcoming monthly networking event where you will have the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of social innovators, share ideas and resources, and develop new business opportunities. 

The Social Impact Socials are a series of monthly gatherings bringing together communities of change throughout Cleveland in order to connect and explore the hows and whys of social impact. We will feature guest speakers, including social entrepreneurs, impact investors, civic leaders, and thought leaders. They will share stories about their work, its impact, the metrics and the trends within their specific industry.

 

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Social Impact Social
Dec
20
5:30 PM17:30

Social Impact Social

Join us at our upcoming monthly networking event where you will have the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of social innovators, share ideas and resources, and develop new business opportunities. 

The Social Impact Socials are a series of monthly gatherings bringing together communities of change throughout Cleveland in order to connect and explore the hows and whys of social impact. We will feature guest speakers, including social entrepreneurs, impact investors, civic leaders, and thought leaders. They will share stories about their work, its impact, the metrics and the trends within their specific industry.

This month we will be hosting Francis Sollano, a social innovator from Manilla, Philippines. His work with design, fashion, sustainability, and waste is an inspiration. He has been designated as a Cultural Leader by the World Economic Forum, a social and cultural ambassador for good. Francis is a beacon for how to use your creative passion for good.  Come listen to him talk about his work and his views on the way culture can be used as a force for good. His work can be found here

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