Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Social Change

6-Week Online Course

Start Date: September 16, 2019
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The worlds of ‘working for the betterment of society’ and ‘private enterprise’ are often seen as incompatible. Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change is an online course that 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.

EISC 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).
  • Reviewed a framework for thinking about different leaders and reflecting on your own dominant leadership style.

$895 tuition rate. A certificate is awarded upon completion by the Centre for Executive Education at the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
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.

Course Facilitators

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Olivia Ferris is an interdisciplinary professional with 10 years experience, mainly in consulting. In academics, she conducted consultancies for INCAE Business School related to BCorporations and the Social Progress Index as well as co-facilitated an entrepreneurship course for first year MBA students. In the tourism, she drafted the business plan for a sustainable trekking program.

She has also started new departments in two different companies, including an operations department for a sustainable construction firm and a corporate social responsibility division of a multinational company. Presently, she is leading a feasibility study for a private capital firm and co-organizing a tourism project. Olivia holds a Bsc. from the University of British Columbia Canada and an MBA from INCAE Business School.

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’