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Hosting Social Innovation: a free online course (April 24 to June 4, 2017)

Posted on April 22, 2017

Free Hosting Social Innovation e-learning course starting next mondayDo you want to support people to find fresh solutions for the most urgent problems of today? 

Join our free online course about hosting social innovation!

  • presentations from leaders in the field (e. g. Betsy McCall from Artmonks, Jutta Goldammer from Visionautik Akademie)
  • solo and group work
  • readings
  • support from tutors
  • and more!

Application form (available until April 23)

The course is also available in German (May 8 – June 16).

For whom?

  • innovators, visionaries, facilitators of change, sustainability professionals, social entrepreneurs, trainers, teachers;
  • participants coming from diverse sectors: business, social enterprises, NGOs, academia, other institutions;
  • all who share interest in the facilitation of social innovations.

Goals of the course

  • To facilitate better understanding of the importance of social innovation;
  • To offer practical skills, to support others during all innovation phases as well as getting to present tools and methods that will help you and others to realise ideas and visions.

Why should you take part in this course?

  • Rich curriculum, covering all the innovation phases with examples of the methods that can be used, practical cases from a variety of countries.
  • The form and the programme of the course is based on extensive experience engaging in e-learning in the field of sustainability.
  • The distance learning makes the course available to everybody with internet access — you can learn from everywhere you want.
  • A diverse group of participants represents a great opportunity for getting to know new perspectives and ways of thinking crucial to innovation.
  • Tutors with practical experience in both online education as well as project implementation support you in deeper understanding of the course material, providing you with feedback on realised tasks.
  • Meet engaging practitioners in our two webinars and hear their stories of how they overcame innovation barriers.

What you need in order to participate

  • Participation is free of charge.
  • You need consistent, high-speed internet access.
  • Your engagement in this training can vary depending on how much time you have – there are some obligatory parts and some complimentary optional activities. Of course, the more you give the more you get! The whole course requires approximately 4 hours per week.
  • All of the participants that successfully finish the course will earn a certificate .

The course is part of the project Hosting Social Innovation funded by the EU.