Kuala Lumpur – Saturday (23 July 2016) – Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) along with Malaysia Global Innovation and Creative Centre (MAGIC) has organised the Social Enterprise Learning Sessions. The sessions were conducted by trainers from Tandemic Consulting, a subsidiary of MAGIC. The full-day session was held at Level 7, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak on Saturday. There were 15 participants involved in the session. Among the participants were lecturers, professional workers and university students.
The main purpose for the session was to help aspire and create an early stage of social entrepreneurs that will develop specific technical skills, such as getting the public to be aware of social, enterprise field and essentially getting them to be involved in this sector. Furthermore, it was designed to help the entrepreneurs in realizing their social enterprise ideas and help multiply the impact of social entrepreneurship and its performance in Malaysia. On top of that, the session presented participants a sneak speak into industry insights and expertise to help them plan as well as build their social enterprise.
The programme commenced with the introduction of the trainer from Tandemic, Encik Daniel Shafry. He began his session by presenting the five Frame Works of Design Thinking, such as Discover, Synthesise, Ideate, Prototype and Test. The session continued with Encik Daniel requesting the participants to choose the area they wish to polish and finding the specific issue they hope to tackle. He further shares with the participants why it was important for them to solve the issue they are facing.
After the lunch break, Encik Danial addressed the underlying causes of the problem entrepreneur face. The participants were divided into groups and proceed to discuss how to find the most common cause in a problem. The participants were additionally required to come up with ideas as a group. With the idea they have discussed, they needed to test and validate their assumption. There were sessions whereby the participants need to barrier analysis of their solution as well. The training session ended at 3.30 p.m.