Entrust Your Project with Future Managers of Social Responsibility

Social innovation

Do you work for an organization with a social vocation? Do you have management challenges related to economic, environmental and social issues?

The PIC (Programme d’intervention dans la communauté) from the Centre Lemaire, teams of bachelor’s students in their third year of business administration, registered in the course Moi, gestionnaire socialement responsable, are supported by their academic team, by serving the community in order to fill a need in the community and carry out mandates on behalf of organizations that have a social vocation.

These teams can help you find innovative solutions and follow you in the diagnostic, implementation, start-up or adjustment of your projects, practices and management activities.

Learn while serving the community

In the Moi, gestionnaire socialement responsable course, the PIC aims to develop sustainable management, strengthen the capacity to act, empower territories and communities, develop social responsibility, train and work with organizations that have a social vocation, evaluate and study impacts of actions, as well as share expertise and sustainable innovation.

Nearly 90 mandates involving 500 students are carried out annually.

The targeted partners are all social organizations in Estrie and Montérégie (municipalities, RCMs, community organizations, social economic enterprises, etc.). The project will be discussed beforehand with the coordinator and will be validated by the teaching team and the student teams.

The project deliverable can be done in both languages :
  • French (in the 3 trimesters)
  • English (in the summer trimester)
The student teams will respond to needs such as :
  • Developing tools and practices for responsible management.
  • Elaborate a diagnostic and give recommendations.
  • Conceive and animate workshops and organize events.
  • Actualize activities and projects, put in place committees, and establish action plans.
  • Research unusual sources of funding.
  • Structure, organize, and animate brainstorming and reflection sessions.
  • Evaluate the economic, social, and environmental impact of your actions.
  • Measure user satisfaction.
  • Collect, compile, and analyze qualitative data (via focus groups and interviews).
  • Innovate as to highlight your project, practices, and region.
  • Use student creativity to work towards your goals.
  • Conceptualize, accomplish, and accompany a pilot initiative.

Consult a completed list of projects .

Expertise

The interventions are done in teams of 6 bachelors students in their 3rd year of administration des affaires at Université de Sherbrooke, in the ADM651 – Moi, gestionnaire socialement responsable. Each project encompasses a total of 180 hours of work. These interventions are supervised by educational personnel from l’École de gestion.

Cost

Those who would like to participate must become a partner at the Centre Lemaire and pay a $100 yearly contribution. The interventions are free for partners. However you must reimburse material costs.

At your service

Conditions

The associated organisations must identify a reference person, accompany student teams in their intervention and evaluate them at the end of the line. It is important to know that these mandates are not internships, nor professional consultation services.