Short courses

Sustainable Enterprise

21 - 26 August 2017: This course will investigate the concept of Social Entrepreneurship/Enterprise, and what this looks like both in the developed as well as in the developing world, with special emphasis on Social Entrepreneurship in South Africa.

This course will investigate the concept of Social Entrepreneurship/Enterprise, and what this looks like both in the developed as well as in the developing world, with special emphasis on Social Entrepreneurship in South Africa. The course will explore how Social Entrepreneurship differs to traditional entrepreneurship, as well as how it relates to Social Innovation. We will look at various examples of Social Enterprises and the kinds of business models used, as well as their legal structures and the implications thereof. We will discuss innovative financing approaches and what would be appropriate for which stage of the enterprise. Finally we take a look at how one can measure and evaluate the impact social enterprises have. The course will also delve into topics such as leading change in organizations and society, and students will get the opportunity to discover their own leadership and entrepreneurial qualities through practical applications of concepts and frameworks.

Target Group

Anyone who has an enterprise idea, regardless of what stage the idea is at, or who has ambitions to become a changemaker will enjoy and benefit from this module. The module will also be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about the concept of social enterprise/entreprenurship and the bigger trends in business and in the political economy that will have an impact on how we run our enterprises and organsations in the future.

Vanessa

Vanessa von der Heyde did her MPhil through the SI in 2013 and was so inspired by this life-changing journey that she graduated with a burning desire to not only be a changemaker herself, but also enable others to be changemakers in working towards a more equitable, inclusive and resilient world. 

Leadership and Environmental Ethics

Facilitation for Sustainable Transitions

Transdisciplinary design for transformation

Comparative studies in sustainable living (Nepal): 11 - 29 Sep 2017

Corporate Governance and Sustainability: 24 - 29 Jul 2017

Sustainable Enterprise: 21 - 26 Aug 2017

Systems and technologies for sustainable agriculture: 27 Mar - 1 Apr 2017