Innovative ChangeMAKING

This opportunity is available only to Inland Empire/Desert Region Consortium participants.

The maker movement is gaining traction on campuses across the nation.  However, Innovative ChangeMAKING is a blue ocean of opportunity that encourages participants to explore higher purposes in themselves, their communities, and their institution.  

This program leverages tools and strategies to holistically promote Innovative ChangeMAKING appropriate for both employees and entrepreneurs.  Each module will focus on leading change across different campus priorities and departments, while uncovering hidden opportunities.

ChangeMAKING module topics involve:

  • Entrepreneurial Education
  • Community Partnerships
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Organizational Culture
  • Measuring Impact
  • Research Agenda

The course offers a blend of evidence-based research and actionable assignments for real-world impact. 

Selected Participants will complete the course over a six-month period through an asynchronous format. Monthly virtual TED-style meetings will serve to formally kick off each month’s module. Upon completion, a NACCE digital badge will be provided to those who complete all course requirements.  Participants in Innovative ChangeMAKING Course will not receive any payments or stipends for participation or time. There is no cost for participation.

Registraion for the course is now closed

Calendar of Key Dates

October 1, 2021 - October 29, 2021: Application period open

October 11, 2021: Informational webinar

Monthly Meetings & Module Launch

  • November 19, 2021
  • January 21, 2022
  • Feburary 18, 2022
  • March 18, 2022
  • April 15, 2022
  • May 20, 2022
  • June 17, 2022

Technical Assistance

Should an applicant need technical assistance or clarification while completing or submitting their application, a National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) team member is available. Please submit requests and questions to Erika Burfield via email to

Applications should be completed and submitted via the online form found at Applicants do not need to log into the NACCE website to access or submit the form.

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