Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change

 

Course Information – Online

Start date: Sunday, February 3, 2019
6-week online course

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.

Enrollment

To apply to this online course, please fill out our online application (click here).

Course Format

The course is an online course, including: videos, lectures, articles and forums for discussions. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

Topics

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
Benefits

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 reflecting on your own dominant leadership style.

Course Facilitation:

EISC 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Instructor Eliza Raymond is the co-founder and director of operations at GOOD Travel. This New Zealand-based social enterprise is working globally to transform the tourism industry into a force for GOOD. Eliza holds a Master of Tourism from the University of Otago in New Zealand where she researched good practice in voluntourism and tutored a variety of undergraduate tourism programs. Following eight years working for non-profit organisations, Eliza co-founded GOOD Travel in 2013 and has since become actively involved in the world of social entrepreneurship and innovation in New Zealand and globally. She has worked on international development projects and social change initiatives in Peru, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea, Guatemala, Chile, Nepal, South Africa and Kenya, but considers New Zealand home.

 

 

 

 

 

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).

Course Cost

$895 tuition rate. A United Nations-established University for Peace certificate from the Centre for Executive Education 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.

Have a question? Contact us at centre@upeace.org , or visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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