6-week online courses
Start dates: January 29, 2018
The worlds of ‘working for the betterment of society’ and ‘private enterprise’ are often seen as incompatible. This online course will attempt to break-down that perception in order for participants to see the social sector as a place of opportunity, both to ‘do good’ but also to innovate and build a financially sustainable social enterprise.
The course is an online course, including: videos, lectures, articles and forums for discussions. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.
It will cover the following topic areas:
- Understanding the Landscape: Who are Social Entrepreneurs?
- Nonprofit or For-profit?
- Developing a Business Plan: Clarifying Strategy and Structure
- Measuring Impact and Execution
- Managing Growth and Change (Scaling up)
- Sustaining Positive Change
By the end of this course, you will have:
- Reflected on your strengths, passions, and how to channel those into an endeavor that is also financially viable
- Developed a ‘social enterprise business plan’ for creating a new organization (or for creating a new project within an existing organization)
- A framework for thinking about different leaders and reflected on your own dominant leadership style
Course Facilitation: EISC Co-Instructor Ashley Hinson Dhakal is an educator and designer based in the United States. Since 2008, she has helped entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profit organizations establish their visual identity and strategy through her business. During this time, Ashley worked in the non-profit sector in Nepal on mobile- and web-based applications for citizen feedback, aid transparency, and disaster preparedness. She previously served as the assistant director for Homework Hotline and partnered with Morehouse College to develop an entrepreneurship curriculum for youth. Ashley designed and edited the book, “How to Be a Social Entrepreneur,” written by the Centre’s founder, Mohit Mukherjee. Ashley holds a Master’s in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace and a Bachelor’s in Global Studies from Lesley University.
Co-Instructor Caitie Goddard is the Co-Founder of GOOD Travel and also works at the intersection of science, technology, and innovation for global development at The Global Knowledge Initiative. She has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a Master in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. Caitie previously worked with the GVN Foundation as their International Programs Coordinator and cofounded the IC3 Academy and Global Youth Ambassador Program. Caitie currently lives in Washington D.C., United States and has worked in Spain, Uganda, New Zealand and India.
Co-Instructor Alonso Muñoz is an Instructor in the Department of Environment and Development at the University for Peace (Costa Rica), where he also coordinates the Programme in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development (RMSED). He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica and a M.Sc. in Business Administration. He has worked in the private sector as a consultant and as an entrepreneur, and has volunteered on various national and international projects regarding peace education, migration, environmental impacts of systems, and Social Enterprises. He is a novelist, a blogger, a peace advocate, an entrepreneur and passionate about social and environmental development.
Course Design: The course was created by Mohit Mukherjee, Founding Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education. Mr. Mukherjee has lived and worked in three continents (ten countries) holding leadership roles in the private sector, in nonprofit organizations, and universities. He is the Director of UPEACE’s Centre for Executive Education, which he founded in 2006. In this role he has led over 40 seminars in seven countries on themes ranging from ‘Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change’ to ‘Beyond Traditional Leadership’
Video: Who is a Social Innovator?
Watch the recorded live presentation that answers this important question (Click here).
$795 tuition rate. United Nations mandated University for Peace’s Centre for Executive Education certificate awarded upon completion of the course.
Enroll with someone else and each will receive a 15% discount.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
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