Building a Mission Driven Creative Business
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Fully Online, 8 Weeks Access
Instructor: Noel McKenzie
- Inspire others to support your creative vision with a strong mission statement
- Design a business that truly has the power to change the world
- Develop a culture of inclusion, diversity, and social impact
At a Glance
Not currently enrolling
Noel was absolutely phenomenal-he covered topics I was either completely unaware of, or incredibly confused by making the topics understandable and applicable.
On-Demand courses are fully online and self-paced with 8 weeks access to course materials.
Fit into ANY schedule
Creatives and entrepreneurs are BUSY people—and we get that! Traditional business training can be hard to fit in between meetings and launches, but with a Parsons Entrepreneur Academy On-Demand course, YOU set the schedule! Access course material on-the-go, on any device, and learn on your own time.
8 weeks access
Sometimes things just come up. Whether it's an unexpected opportunity (go you!) or a mad dash to get a big client project finished, one thing you DON'T need to worry about is your Parsons Entrepreneur Academy course. Because you get 8 weeks access and can go at your own pace, it’s easy to finish your lessons even when life gets busy.
The business knowledge you need WHEN you need it
Starting and running a business is an ever-shifting and evolving task. Self-directed courses give you the freedom to jump around the modules to lessons you need in your business NOW. And with 8 weeks access to course material, you can revisit lessons if you need a refresher or encounter new scenarios in your business.
Your full syllabus
Module 1: Building a Mission-Driven Organization
Module 2: Creating a Clear Roadmap with Your Vision & Mission Statements
Module 3: Testing Your Idea with the MVP
Module 4: Doing it for the (Company) Culture: Values
Module 5: Growing your Team
Module 6: Doing it for the (Company) Culture: People Management
Module 7: Understanding Impact and Inclusion: Internal Stakeholders
Module 8: Understanding Impact and Inclusion: External Stakeholders
Meet your instructor
Your instructor Noel McKenzie
Noel McKenzie is a Black, Queer, Jamerican social entrepreneur and organizational development consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. He is Executive Director of Represented Foundation, a company he founded to close the diversity gap in the social impact leadership. Drawing from his own experiences with racial biases in the nonprofit leadership, Noel created the Vision. Execution. Results. (V.E.R.) incubator, a social impact training program, that helps Black and Brown social entrepreneurs launch social enterprises.
As a social entrepreneur, Noel designs leadership development opportunities and workshops that blend culture and service to promote access and intentional community-building.
As a consultant, Noel pulls from over 10 years working in People Operations. He's trained teams behind large-scale international nonprofits like Girls Who Code and Library For All to write HR policies rooted in social impact, and equity and inclusion.
Noel is an American Express Emerging Leaders fellow of 2019, a 2020 honoree from the BET network’s Black Excellence Campaign and a 2021 inductee to the Black Innovation Alliance. Noel is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned his Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management from The Milano Graduate School at the New School in New York.
social entrepreneur | organizational development consultant
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Whether you're just getting started or you already have a thriving business, your creative work has the power to change the world. Let us help you harness your passion and build a business that stands for something.