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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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Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Upskilling- Pre-Apprenticeships

In this session we will be covering structured curriculum that prepares clients to enroll and successfully complete Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs). These programs are often developed and/or validated by local RAPs, and are sometimes registered with state or federal apprenticeship agencies.
Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Upskilling Navigation

In this session we'll discuss taking on the formal role in a wider partnership of upskilling navigation to help students and workers explore, apply, enroll and complete upskilling training programs in a specific region or market.
Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Upskilling-Registered Apprenticeships

In this session we will go deeper into Registered Apprenticeships, which are structured training programs, that includes on-the-job training, have an employer sponsor, and require approval from US DOL or state apprenticeship agency.
Growth Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Elevate & Expand: Strategic Operational Growth Planning

We are excited to host a workshop designed to unravel the intricacies of operational growth within Employment Social Enterprises (ESEs). The Women's Bean Project team will share firsthand experiences and insights into the intentional strategy behind their substantial growth in both their business and employee success operations.  
Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Growth Across Geographies, Scaling to New Locations

We are excited for an an encore presentation with Dan Rhoton from Hopeworks, who will revisit and expand upon his insightful workshop on ESE expansion to a new location. We will discuss venture criteria, decision-making processes, operational planning and support into new markets, and culture across sites.
Growth Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Navigating Growth in Organizational Design & Staffing

REDF is excited to host this workshop on the core elements of managing your team for organizational growth. Miki Clayton . Miki will guide us through the intricacies of thoughtfully redesigning an ESE to accommodate hiring growth while meeting the needs of both the organization and its employees. 
20 minutes | Employee Success Program | Manage a Social Enterprise

Trauma Informed Care Overview

While employment social enterprises are designed to be supportive, providing trauma-informed care requires a transformational shift in mindset in order to effectively adopt trauma-informed practices in a genuine and effective way. Trauma-informed care cannot be provided without first understanding the impact of trauma and the ways in which individuals experience retraumatization when receiving services.