Harnessing Student Potential In Microfinance
The Microfinance Simulcast is a grad level microfinance course that is taught at UC Berkeley. The course is broadcast to 75 graduate and undergraduate campuses across the United States.
Visit Berkeley Microfinance Simulcast Group at: http://www.mficonnect.com/group/berkeleymicrofinancesimulcastgroup
It takes place on Mondays, from 4-7pm from October 25th to December 6th. If you are interested in becoming a campus coordinator and bringing this content to your campus, here is what you need to do.
All you need is a local campus contact willing to organize a room on campus, market the class to students to put in the room, and then show up for class and manage the chat room. You can pursue campus credit for the class if you want, or treat it as a student run effort. Our 50 campuses are all over the map. This is a grass-roots effort, so we're not picky as long as we reach students.
1) Email Sean Foote (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gordon Chan (email@example.com) with your contact information. You are now a Campus Coordinator.
2) Find a classroom with an internet connection (hardwired) and projector.
3) Participate in a technology test to make sure it's working (sometime in September)
4) Market the class to your campus (consistent with whatever timing works for your campus)
5) Join in on the first day!
In addition to lectures from Sean Foote, you also get world class microfinance speakers. Prior speakers have included the heads of Grameen, Compartamos, Kiva.org, Microplace, UNITUS, Freedom From Hunger, Prisma Microfinance, Elevar Capital . . . . "