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    Changemaker Workshop Series

    To help prepare students for The Big Idea competition, Innovation at CC has partnered with local business incubator Peak Startup to offer the Changemaker Workshop Series, a fast-paced, action-oriented series that prepares students to create impact through entrepreneurship. The four-part series is designed to teach students how to put their ideas into action by learning the tools and practicing the skills that are needed to develop both successful non-profit and for-profit business ventures. While these workshops are designed to help students develop their materials for The Big Idea, all interested students are encouraged to take the workshops, regardless of their intention to participate in the competition. For students who are unable to attend the Changemaker Workshop Series, videos of the series will be posted to Innovation at CC’s website by November 18, 2019. The Changemaker Workshop Series comprises the following offerings:

    • Workshop 1: Core Values
      Tuesday, September 24th
      Innovation at CC; 3:30-5:30 p.m 
      In this session, we will delve into the foundational elements of establishing your business/venture. Let’s put your idea temporarily aside and establish who you are as a company and why you are building it. We will develop your “why statement” and core values to lay the groundwork for you to execute your vision with intention.
    • Workshop 2: Business Model 
      Tuesday, October 22nd 
      Innovation at CC; 3:30-5:30 p.m. 
      A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value. In this workshop, we will work through each element needed to create a comprehensive business model for an early-stage company.
    • Workshop 3: Components of a Pitch and Executive Summary 
      Monday, December 2nd 
      Innovation at CC; 3:30-5:30 p.m.
      Before focusing on presentation skills, we need to make sure that you have all the elements researched and laid out. In this session, we will go over the key components of a compelling pitch deck. We will break each component down and walk you through the process of gathering and displaying the information. From here, you will have all the pieces needed to create your Executive Summary which we will develop and refine during the session.
    • Workshop 4: The Pitch
      Thursday, December 5th
      Innovation at CC; 3:30-5:30 p.m.
      Communicating your idea and business is key. In this session, we will develop and refine pitch decks and go through practice rounds to ensure you are ready to present at the Big Idea or any other event.

    If you would like to learn more about The Big Idea competition, check out The Big Idea page.

    To sign up for The Changemaker Workshop Series, please click the box below.

    Queer Nature Block Break

    Queer Nature is an education and social sculpture project based on Arapaho, Ute, and Cheyenne territories that actively dreams into decolonially-informed queer ‘ancestral futurism’ through mentorship in place-based skills with awareness of post-industrial/globalized/ecocidal contexts. Place-based skills include naturalist studies, handcrafts, “survival skills,” and recognition of colonial and indigenous histories of land, and are framed in a container that emphasizes deep listening and relationship building with living and non-living earth systems.

    Queer Nature will lead students through deep nature practices designed to create relationship and kinship with the natural world. The experience will include day hikes of varying lengths, and students may opt in or out of any experience. No backpacking or wilderness experience required. Lodging and meals are provided.The trip is designed for LGBTQ2IA+ identifying persons. Please note that a refundable deposit of $35 is required to register. 

    Trip Schedule:
    Wednesday, October 16, 2pm:  Depart CC for Baca campus
    Thursday - Saturday: Workshops, hikes, discussions, and free time at Baca
    Sunday, October 20, 9am: Depart Baca for CC

     Registration opens September 5!

    Read more about Queer Nature at queernature.org
    Instagram: @queernature

    Presented by Innovation at CC and the Butler Center