Free Online Course on Introduction to Social Innovation

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The University of Cape Town is offering free onlibe course on Becoming a changemaker: Introduction to Social Innovation. This course is suitable for business students, business owners, start-ups, entrepreneurs and professionals in any sector seeking to bring about social change.

By the end of the course, you will have formed your own approach to social innovation, and you will have begun to develop the concepts, mindset, skills, and relationships that will enable you to start and evolve as a changemaker. The course will start on October 16, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length:  6 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours/week
Subject: Social Innovation
Institution: University of Cape Town and Coursera
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on October 16, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Cape Town is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

About This Course

This free 6 week course is for anyone who wants to make a difference. Whether you are already familiar with the field of social innovation or social entrepreneurship, working for an organization that wants to increase its social impact, or just starting out, this course will take you on a journey of exploring the complex problems that surround us and how to start thinking about solutions.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

We will debunk common assumptions around what resources are needed to begin acting as a social innovator. We will learn from the numerous examples of social innovations happening all over the world. You will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone and start engaging with the diverse spaces around you. By the end of the course, you will have formed your own approach to social innovation, and you will have begun to develop the concepts, mindset, skills, and relationships that will enable you to start and evolve as a changemaker.

Requirements

This class is for you! If you’ve always wanted to create social impact in your community or your business but didn’t know where to start, the skills, tools and methodologies will help you get going. If you are already involved in a social business and want to take it to the next level, you’ll find a supportive community, examples and case studies to inspire you. This course is suitable for business students, business owners, start-ups, entrepreneurs and professionals in any sector seeking to bring about social change.

Instructors

François Bonnici, Director
Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Warren Nilsson, Associate Professor
Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Marlon Parker, Founder
RLabs

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website
  • Create a Coursera account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.

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