May 31, 2013

Opportunities & Events: June and Beyond

Can you believe we are almost at the half-way point of 2013? If you haven't had time this year to focus on leadership development opportunities, or attend conferences that energize your passion, perhaps the best is yet to come for you this year. It's not too late to apply for the following awards or register for these upcoming events. The sky is the limit--you just have to reach. Good luck!


2013 Drucker Challenge
Deadline July 1, 2013
The 2013 Drucker Challenge Contest will provide an opportunity for students, managers and entrepreneurs under age 35 to win prizes and gain free access to the annual Global Peter Drucker Forum. The Essay Contest encourages applicants to reach beyond the traditional realm of business to the Arts and Sciences, just as Peter Drucker did. New this year is the Video Challenge. Learn more!

reSET Social Enterprise Awards
Deadline July 31, 2013

The reSET Social Enterprise Awards recognize aspiring individuals with a viable, sustainable, and socially responsible business plan for a social enterprise that will improve the community, create jobs, and demonstrate the possibilities that are created when profit and purpose are pursued at the same time. Applicants will compete for up to $5,000 and public recognition at the fall 2013 reSET Social Enterprise Awards. Apply today!  

Omprakash Volunteer Abroad Grant Program,
Rolling Application, No Deadline

The Omprakash Volunteer Abroad Grant Program offers entrepreneurial students the opportunity to intern with one of 148 vetted partner organizations in 41 countries at little or no cost.  Students can search Omprakash's free database for more information. Omprakash also introduces EdGE, a network of grassroots social projects. Learn more here.


oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy
August 25-30, 2013
Zurich, Switzerland
The fourth oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy provides a unique platform to develop scholars in the early stages of their careers. The academy aims at advancing academic research, building networks and practicing theories. The event includes paper development workshops, professional development roundtables, research talks and outdoor activities in the picturesque Swiss Alps. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply their insights and skills in a HUB Challenge Lab in collaboration with The Hub Zurich and Ashoka Switzerland. 

Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue
September 1-11, 2013
Vienna, Austria

The Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD) has announced this year’s International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue which will take place in Vienna, Austria. The 11 day training offers people of all ages and backgrounds a place to discuss and learn about peace and conflict studies from experts with years of experience. The goal of the summer academy is to support institutional academic peace education and strengthen the peacebuilding skills and intercultural dialogue of international society. Learn more.  

Chicago Ideas Week
October 14-20, 2013
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) brings together hundreds of the world’s brightest thought leaders to inspire, connect and activate the city of Chicago and the world. With over 25,000 attendees in 2012, CIW is a global hub for new ideas, an ecosystem for innovation and a playground of intellectual recreation. Learn more

Enterprise Elevator Pitch Event
November 29, 2013
Cape Town, South Africa   
Enterprise Elevator supports South African entrepreneurs in the start-up or early stage of their development to prepare for and secure an investment partner. Enterprise Elevator functions as a partnership-based platform to support these entrepreneurs and the investors who share their vision. Apply today to be one of the entrepreneurs chosen to pitch their model or business idea to a panel of expert judges. The final 12 pitch applicants will also get access to the investors lounge on the evening of the event, and the opportunity to be fast-tracked into the Unreasonable Institute's 2013 incubation program in Colorado, USA.

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