Speaker lineup announced for The Circle Academy

Dundee-based social enterprise, The Circle, has begun announcing the lineup of speakers and facilitators for the first run of their new programme, The Circle Academy. The 12-week programme for those interested in running an organisation with a More Than Profit approach officially begins on Monday 23rd September.

The Circle has attracted speakers and facilitators from a wide range of organisations from both the charitable sector and from commercial entities which operate on a local, national and international scale.

The Academy will welcome speakers from highly successful More Than Profit organisations such as Hey Girls, Cornerstone and Homes for Good CIC, GTS Solutions CIC, The Cyrenians.

There will also be sessions with Scotland CanB,  Project Heather and FutureX.

Some of the commercial businesses which will be providing speakers include Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants, WL Gore and Thorntons Investments.

Candidates will also hear from some of these funding bodies; Social Investment Scotland, Big Society Capital,  Resilient Scotland and UnLtd and private investors and business angels.

Applications to join the first cohort of candidates close on Thursday 12th September, application forms can be downloaded from The Circle’s website: https://thecircledundee.org.uk/the-circle-academy/

The Circle’s Academy Manager, Kara Swankie, says

“We’re very excited about the group of speakers that we have lined up for the first cohort taking part in The Circle Academy. It is important to us that the candidates hear from people working in charities and social enterprises as well as those from commercial businesses.

“We want to ensure that every candidate leaves the programme with a mindset of working towards financial sustainability while making a social impact.”