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Advanced Course in Social Innovation and Sustainable Development: Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) is offering an "Advance Course in Social Innovation and Sustainable Development: Entrepreneurship for Social Impact", which aims at developing specialized multidisciplinary knowledge in the field of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable development.

Advanced Course in Social Innovation and Sustainable Development: Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

Deadline for application: 24 November 2017

Starting date: 27 November 2017

English

27 November 2017 - 09 March 2018

Blended

Master Information

Deadline for application: 24 November 2017

Starting date: 27 November 2017

English

27 November 2017 - 09 March 2018

Blended

Structure

This programme, to be held in English, is structured into three phases:

  • Phase 1 - [distance - warm-up module] from 27 November to 8 December 2017 (2 weeks)

This phase includes self-study and exercises. Participants will have access to an online platform through which they will learn on an individual basis. This preparatory phase will enable participants with different levels and fields of knowledge to be introduced to the fundamentals and basic concepts relating to Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship to reach an adequate and homogeneous level to take full advantage of the residential phase.

 

  • Phase 2 - [residential module at the ITCILO campus in Turin] from 15 January to 9 February 2018 (4 weeks)

The teaching portfolio consists of 4 modules. Each residential module will last 5 full days blending theoretical lectures and practical applications per each module, including 2 laboratories.

 This phase will focus on the following topics:

DESIGN FOR IMPACT: knowledge and tools for developing  innovative solutions with social impact.

MEASURING IMPACT :  how to get prepared to apply tools for social impact assessment and measurement.

SOCIAL FINANCE FOR SOCIAL BUSINESS: How to develop economic sustainability and attract  external investments.

INNOVATIVE SOCIAL BUSINESS: How to get acquainted with knowledge and skills in new sectors. How to scale up your innovative idea.

Professors, practitioners and other resource persons will use lectures, case-studies, laboratories, group-work and practical exercises to strike a balance between theory and practice and to stimulate interaction with the resource persons and among participants.

 

  • Phase 3 - [distance  Project work] from 12 February to 9 March 2018  (4 weeks)

Participants will be asked to develop and complete within the course duration an original project work applied to a societal challenge of their interest that can be deployed and tested in their own country/ community/ network of reference. The project work will have to be delivered by the established date and in the format required. Participants will be assisted at a distance by tutors and/or professors.

 

SocialFare - Centre for Social  Innovation (Turin, Italy) and PerMicro (Turin, Italy) will be available to offer a period of  pro bono internship to the best  classified participants after the evaluation of the Project document.

 

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10127 Turin - Italy

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