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Start harnessing the unlimited potential of SIE and watch positive change begin to ripple out from your campus and community— you may be surprised how far it can go!
Read about the experiences of the program leader and participants of the 2023 program in the SIE coLab inSIEights Newsletter.
SIE is an emergent, transdisciplinary, adaptive framework for catalyzing, leading, and sustaining systems-level change that links technical and adaptive problem-solving and applies the best thinking, practices, and innovations from across the nonprofit/civic, private, and public sectors.
Our young change leaders are hungry for the knowledge, skills, and tools that will allow them to effectively address the challenges of the 21st century. They recognize that our old responses to the urgent, complex, and interconnected adaptive challenges we face today are not working. We need a new approach that transcends the current paradigm; one that addresses complex challenges through an interdisciplinary, system-wide framework that integrates technical knowledge and strategies with adaptive leadership and problem-solving.
The field of social innovation & entrepreneurship (SIE) provides this framework for achieving transformative, sustainable change. Along with new ways of thinking, SIE offers innovative, empowering tools, strategies, and resources that can be powerfully leveraged through collaborative, sustainable, and scalable SIE Ecosystems.
This dynamic train-the-trainer program will provide university faculty, administrators, and graduate students as well as community-based change leaders and practitioners with the vision and tools to transform their campuses and communities into hubs for social innovation and entrepreneurship. With Bali’s robust SIE ecosystem as our classroom, participants will come away from the experience knowing how to:
–> If you are not traveling with someone you would like to share a room with, we will pair you with another solo traveler; if no one is available, single room occupancy fee may apply. Each traveler will have their own bed unless you indicate otherwise on your registration.
SIE represents a new and growing paradigm shift in the way individuals and institutions accomplish social impact. I could write pages on the value and importance of FSU’s SIE initiative… In certain terms, my experience in the SIE ecosystem at FSU was personally and professionally transformative, to say the least.
To be completely honest, being a year out of graduation and reflecting, my participation in these courses changed the entire course of my career and professional life. I am now working for a social enterprise alongside having my own business with future goals to be working in the content creation side of social enterprise, nonprofits, and B corps.
With its magnificent forested volcanoes, iconic terraced rice fields, teeming coral reefs, and ubiquitous temples, Bali earns its nickname as the “Island of the Gods.” While its ancient Hindu culture continues to thrive, Bali is also a hotbed of impact entrepreneurship—in large part because it is right at a critical turning point in its development: trying to balance tradition and modernity, cultural and environmental sustainability with economic advancement. This blend of tradition and innovation/adaptation offers profound lessons for addressing today’s global challenges, making Bali a uniquely-fitting location to host this program.
Many inspiring social enterprises have been born out of the need to address these growing pains and to give the island’s people the opportunity to adapt and thrive. Bali Institute has developed strong relationships with many of these organizations, and they serve as excellent real-life case studies for designing inspiring curriculum and building SIE ecosystems. In and amongst our workshops and discussions, we’ll weave in inspiring site visits, talks with community leaders, case studies, action research, and immersion opportunities. These dynamic experiences will provide participants with an immersive understanding of social innovation and entrepreneurship (SIE) and how to integrate it into their campuses and communities via a highly-interactive exploration and application of theory and methods.
And finally, Bruce and Bali Institute’s history of collaborative study-abroad programming in Bali provides a powerful example for how to build a successful immersive SIE study-abroad experience for your students and university anywhere in the world. The Bali SIE Immersion program they co-designed and co-led has been included in the Forum for Education Abroad’s Curriculum Toolbox as representative of best practices in education abroad.
About the Program Leader:
Bruce Manciagli is Co-Founder of the SIE CoLab, a hybrid social enterprise specializing in collaborating with forward-thinking community and/or university-based client-partners seeking to become catalysts and facilitators of sustainable impact, providing them with the scaffolding to build SIE Ecosystems that encompass the hardware, software, and operating system for transformative change.
Bruce’s career has focused on developing the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities to more effectively address social and environmental challenges and catalyze system transformation. His work in Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SIE)—spanning local, state, and international contexts—includes co-founding social enterprises (one of them a national award winner); helping to strengthen and scale a statewide network of high-impact nonprofits; facilitating and funding cross-sector/collective impact partnerships; cultivating SIE ecosystems in higher education and in Indonesia; and leading social innovation initiatives across a diversity of issues, from education to trauma and from civic engagement and youth leadership to fair trade and the environment. Bruce has raised millions and granted tens of millions of dollars to engage communities in creating lasting social value. As Social Entrepreneur in Residence in Florida State University’s (FSU) College of Social Sciences & Public Policy (Interdisciplinary Social Science Program), an affiliated faculty member in FSU’s Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship, and Director of SIE@FSU for seven years, he served as lead architect of FSU’s SIE ecosystem. Based on decades of practice and study in the field of SIE, he articulated and developed the Adaptive SIE Framework for Systems Change, which provides the theoretical framework for the SIE CoLab’s model. He continues to collaborate with colleagues across campus and the community to grow the university’s and Tallahassee’s larger innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Bruce’s academic training and professional experience are rooted in social innovation & entrepreneurship, international & community development, political theory & interdisciplinary social sciences, and the social foundations of education. It is the latter that compels him to place as much emphasis on how and why people learn as what they learn. He was awarded an FSU Transformation Through Teaching Award in 2017 and a University Teaching Award in 2019.
Bruce has long-standing ties to Indonesia. He grew up overseas, living 18 years across five continents, and first visited Bali as a young boy in 1975—its people, landscape, and culture captivated him. After graduating from Princeton University in 1988, he lived in Salatiga, Java for one year, teaching at Satya Wacana University and exploring this vast archipelago. It was at Satya Wacana that he met his wife, who is from the island of Sumba, where they were married in a traditional ceremony and where his family makes regular trips. Their daughter, who recently graduated from Duke and currently works with Storycraft Lab in Washington DC, is very close with all of her cousins in Indonesia. In partnership with the Bali Institute, he developed and led FSU’s Bali Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Immersion program, which has been included in the Forum for Education Abroad’s Curriculum Toolbox as representative of best practices in education abroad. In 2019, he partnered with the Bali Institute to prototype and launch the Indonesia Changemakers Fellowship, which laid the foundation for Makadaya, which trains and supports young emerging leaders in Indonesia who are committed to addressing urgent social and environmental issues in their communities and across the archipelago through an SIE framework. Bruce serves as a Global Advisor to the Bali Institute.
About Bali Institute:
Bali Institute is about shifting perspectives, one experience at a time. We believe that Bali is a living classroom with something special to share with the world beyond its shores. That’s why for more than 15 years, Bali Institute has been collaborating with extraordinary leaders, organizations, and communities in Bali to offer premier educational travel programs for all ages.
In the heart of our work is the belief that every unique experience we offer has the power for self-discovery. Bali, as a living classroom, invites you to tap into your deepest curiosities and engages you to explore the world in new ways. Bali reminds us what it means to be human and connects us to the beauty of the world.
At Bali Institute, we believe in the power of deep connections and meaningful experiences. We custom design programs to introduce you to the people, places and experiences in Bali that will excite, challenge and inspire — all while having the time of your life.
Our cross-cultural team has a genuine care for the well-being of the island’s people, culture, and environment. We are excited to share the magic of Bali by harnessing our deep roots in the community to create unique and transformative programs for all ages.