CCE is partnering with the Carlsen Center for Innovation &
Entrepreneurship at Sacramento State to deliver a four-part
workshop series aimed at providing an innovation mindset,
framework, and toolkit for civic and social innovators. The
series aims to generate a set of actionable ideas for key civic
and social issues in the Greater Sacramento Region.
Thank you to our Program Champion: SAFE Credit Union.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn:
Design thinking process and understanding a problem with
Proven tools and methods for effective brainstorming and
Building and establishing a culture conducive to
Ecosystem stakeholders and their roles critical to social
The target audience for this workshop series includes:
Individuals passionate about making a social impact and
Regional leaders working in the civic and social space
Corporate leaders and executives
Nonprofit leaders and executives
Nonprofit board members
Community engagement managers
This series will have four separate sessions dedicated to taking
participants through the foundations of design
thinking. Participants will join breakout rooms at
certain points to discuss specific issues and hear from
subject matter experts.
We recommend that you sign up for all four sessions to get the
most out of the series.
The purpose of the Social Innovation Series is to provide civic
and social innovators with proven and repeatable tools and
methods for generating tangible ideas to social challenges. The
resulting ideas generated from the series will support the
Greater Sacramento Region in solving some of its key issue areas.
In addition, the series will empower civic and social innovators
to bring new ideas to the floor and build a culture of
The tangible ideas generated during this series will have the
opportunity to be exercised with future programming through the
Carlsen Center (i.e. Virtual Entrepreneurship Toolkit