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Manage an ESE

Check out these resources that can help you manage the day-to-day work of running a successful ESE.

Welcome to the dynamic world of managing an Employment Social Enterprise (ESE), where each day presents intricate challenges and exciting opportunities. This phase of the journey requires a skillful approach to navigate through the complexities of day-to-day operations, scaling resources, and preserving the heart of your social mission.

Effective management is the linchpin that holds it all together. It means aligning your workforce, refining your processes, and optimizing your systems to meet the ever-evolving demands of running an ESE, all while ensuring that your organization’s unique social impact goals remain at the forefront of your operations.

As you steer your ESE towards success, adapting your strategies for leadership, communication, and stakeholder engagement is vital. These are the tools that will assist your ESE’s social impact while facilitating sustainable growth. It’s about leading with purpose, communicating your mission effectively, and engaging with stakeholders who share your commitment to making a difference.

Managing an ESE is a balancing act—a dance between the world of business and the realm of social impact. It’s a journey that demands resilience, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to your mission. But it’s also a journey that’s incredibly rewarding, as you witness the positive change your ESE brings to individuals and communities.

So, welcome to the world of managing an Employment Social Enterprise, where every challenge is an opportunity, and where your leadership will shape the future of your organization and the lives it touches. Together, we can continue to build a world where social good and sustainable growth go hand in hand. Get ready to lead, inspire, and make a lasting impact.

Resources For Your Journey

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Leadership & Talent | Manage a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Unleashing the Power of Radical Candor

In this session, the REDF Accelerator team will share a core, and evergreen, section of their curriculum -- Radical Candor. Attendees in this workshop will leave with an understanding of and the chance to practice how it feels to combine two approaches: caring about the person and challenging issues directly, the ingredients for effective Radical Candor.
Leadership & Talent | Manage a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Building Thriving Connections

Dave Viotti, Founder and CEO of SMALLIFY, and a long-time friend of the REDF Community, will lead us through a highly engaging session focused on developing stronger connections to peers and colleagues via more effective communications and conflict styles. 
Business Planning | Manage a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Learning From Our Customers with Strong Feedback Loops

A primary focus of this session will be experimentation, so be ready to roll up your sleeves, make some mistakes, and try something new.  This session is designed for anyone that is interested in strengthening the ability of their enterprise to increase sales through a better understanding of their customers.
Business Planning | Manage a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Aligning Business & Employee Success for Quality Jobs

This session is designed for ESEs that offer, are building, or hoping to improve the employee success structures within their enterprise. Additionally, these leaders are considering what elements outside of a paycheck promote a greater sense of wellbeing for participants and employees.
Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: How Employment Social Enterprise Drives Economic Power

This session is designed for ESEs that offer, are building, or hoping to improve the employee success structures within their enterprise. Additionally, these leaders are considering what elements outside of a paycheck promote a greater sense of wellbeing for participants and employees.
Growth Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Leveraging Partnership Building in the Public Sector for Employment Social Enterprises

Join REDF’s Government Partnerships & Policy Team and two Socal-based ESEs: Center for Living and Learning and Chrysalis for a session designed to provide insights from direct experience into approaches for identifying valuable partnerships and accessing public support. As part of this session, attendees will hear case studies from both ESEs and engage with the following....
Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

PAGA (Private Attorneys General Act) Compliance Webinar

REDF partnered with attorneys at Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT) to host a webinar highlighting the most important steps ESEs can take to stay in compliance with California employment laws. Understanding and complying with these laws is critical in preventing Labor Commissioner claims, class action claims, or PAGA (Private Attorney General Act) claims.
Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Upskilling- Skills Training

In the session our focus will be on high quality, industry validated training programs that lead to recognized certificates, credentials, and/or, in-demand, quality jobs. These training programs can be provided by public institutions of higher education or private training providers.
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