Chryssa Koulis thinks of herself as Goldilocks, but without the three bears. She earned her B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in Psychology and Criminology and assumed she would be content to work in the non-profit sector. However, she felt something was missing so she went back to school to get an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business. She quickly realized that she did not fit into that world either. She wasn’t sure what she was looking for until she heard about the School for Social Entrepreneurs and joined the first Canadian cohort. At the School she was able to bring her business degree together with her desire to make a positive social impact. She launched her social enterprise, Sidekicks, and started building the workforce of the future. This finally felt right, so right that Chryssa became the Managing Director of the School for Social Entrepreneurs in 2018 and has been unlearning what that means since then.
Ian Howatt (M.A. English/First Nations Studies) is a father, coach, paddler, and the Director of Strategic Design and the A/Director of Business Performance in the Citizen Services Department, City of Edmonton. A public servant for more than 15 years, Ian currently leads a team of 28 internal consultants focused on social innovation, strategic foresight, citizen intelligence, budget development, policy development, and strategic planning. Ian is passionate about “change from within” leadership, and the role of leaders in creating a safe place for staff to thrive, excel, and be authentic. He is a Global Catalyst in the League of Intrapreneurs, a founding member of the League of Intrapreneurs Canada, and a member of the global BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders’ Network. He is also the recipient of the 2017 IPAC Edmonton Award for Policy Excellence.
Time7pm CET/3am AEST/1pm EDT
Government Intrapreneurs Campaign Workshop
This session, hosted by Global Catalysts of the League of Intrapreneurs, will help new government intrapreneurs learn how to make change from within their hierarchical and highly political organizations.
Together, through sharing and co-creation, we will co-draft a letter to political leaders (Mayors, MPs, etc.) highlighting the importance of intrapeneurship now more than ever and the need to help create environments that promote intrapreneurs and intrapreneurial thinking.
This letter could in turn be promoted through various other channels as a “call to action” and become a legacy project for the League Of Intrapreneurs.