Speaker Series

The Student and Alumni Speaker Series offers three to four webinars annually featuring distinguished alumni offering insightful perspectives on topics applicable to Monterey Institute students and alumni.

The Changing Landscape of Business and Society and the Role for MIIS Students and Alumni

A Webinar presented by Lisa Frantzen, MBA ’04

Thursday, April 25, 2013
3:30pm-4:30pm (EST) / 12:30pm-1:30pm (PST)

Missed the live event? View the recording here.

What will the world look like in 2025?  How will global shifts in economic structures, demographics, and knowledge impact the work of institutions seeking to achieve social change?  What do these shifts mean for businesses’ involvement in social issues?  And how can MIIS students and alumni best market themselves to meet the needs caused by these shifts?

Based on research conducted by philanthropy consulting firm, Changing Our World, Inc., and produced in their whitepaper, “A New Chessboard: The Changing Landscape of Business and Society”, five major economic trends are shifting the ways in which corporations engage in social issues.  These changes have implications not just for companies but for the organizations with whom they partner. 

Never has the line between sectors been more blurred, the pace of change more rapid, or the methods for social collaboration more varied. Join us for a discussion with MIIS alumna, Lisa Frantzen, MBA ’04, on the changing landscape of business and society and how MIIS students and alumni are uniquely positioned to meet its needs.

About Lisa Frantzen, MBA ‘04

Lisa is a Senior Director in Changing Our World’s Corporate Social Engagement practice with expertise in strategic planning, multi-sectoral partnership building, performance measurement and management, and organizational capacity building.  As a philanthropy consultant, Lisa manages strategic planning and program design projects with corporations looking to expand their community engagement.  Lisa also heads the firm’s performance assessment work. 

Prior to joining Changing Our World, Lisa facilitated government and nonprofit partnerships and led performance management strategies for two of the largest New York City agency funded workforce development programs in her role as a as a Senior Technical Advisor for Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (SEEDCO). 

As a Global Programs Manager at the international relief foundation AmeriCares, Lisa oversaw more than $462 million in medical aid programming in 18 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

Lisa has also led various program assessment and capacity building projects for business, government and nonprofit clients throughout the U.S. and Latin America.  Examples include developing a municipal data management system as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, leading strategic planning processes as an advisor to non-profit Boards of Directors, and working with Fortune 500 companies as a Business Process Analyst for Accenture.  Lisa has extensive international working experience and is fluent in Spanish.       

Lisa completed her MBA at Monterey Institute of International Studies with a focus on Nonprofit Management and International Development.   She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an International Management focus from Texas A&M University.  She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and their two bicycles.   

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