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Feb 5th 2015

Learn how to create the “right” board for your venture. This course, developed by Acumen and Accion Venture Lab, is for social enterprises or non-profits that are in the early-stages of forming a board for their enterprises.

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Feb 3rd 2015

This course is specially designed for social entrepreneurs that are serving customers at the base of the pyramid. This course distills the many lessons Acumen has learned from years of experience into a framework that we will be sharing through this course.

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Feb 2nd 2015

Are you a leader going through a tumultuous time and looking for guidance? Developed by Acumen and CLA, the Adaptive Leadership course is designed to help individuals and organizations identify and tackle systemic change through a process of confronting the status quo and identifying technical and adaptive challenges.

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Welcome to the first reading in our new series on “Readings that Matter”. This series is adapted from a set of readings that Acumen’s Fellows and staff discuss on a regular basis as part of our leadership training and development.

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