On October 12, 2012 STAR presented a day-long workshop designed for seniors serving agencies: Introduction to Social Enterprise and Seniors Transportation.

Participants were provided with handouts relating to Social Enterprise and Transportation, Business Development Tools, and Management Tools.

1. INTRO – THE INS AND OUTS OF SENIORS TRANSPORTATION

a) Overview of the Assessment Process

b) Assessment Process Flow Chart (source: driverfitnessbc.com)

c) Cost of Car Ownership

2. SOCIAL ENTERPRISE & TRANSPORTATION

a) Social Enterprise Basics

b) How does Social Enterprise Relate to Seniors Transportation

c) Quick View: Social Enterprise Structural Options

3. CASES

a) Langley Seniors Resource Society – Brochure, Introductory Letter, and Volunteer Requirements

b) ITN Boston

4. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

a) Needs Assessment Template

b) Essentials of Feasibility analyses

c) Essentials of Business Plans

d) Steps to Your Sustainable Transportation Program

5. MANAGEMENT TOOLS

a) Software Tools

b) Marketing

c) Managing Relationships to the Parent Organization

In addition, we are including a copy of Bev Pitmans presentation made as part of the morning panel discussion.