All Courses

All Courses

Module 1: Understanding Social Entrepreneurship

After the end of this module you will be able to:

  1. Know the principle characteristics of social entrepreneurship and social entreprises.
  2. Know the difference between social entrepreneurship and social economy.
  3. Understand the motivations of social entrepreneurs.
  4. Be aware of good practices of social entrepreneurship at various geographical scales.
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Module 2: Role of Business Advisors

After the end of this module you will be able to:

  1. Know the economic and fiscal factors pertaining to the development of social enterprises
  2. Understand the specific support needed by social enterprises in addition to the support available to traditional businesses
  3. Know the potential sources of business support for social enterprises and examples of good practices
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Module 3: Structures for the Development of Social Enterprises

After the end of this module you will be able to:

  1. Know the relevant legal, financial, governance and administrative requirements of establishing a social enterprise.
  2. Know the contents which are appropriate for social enterprise business plans and how they typically address issues such as social purpose and objectives, contribution of stakeholders, trading activities and market orientation, organisational – managerial and governance structures, social marketing, financial needs and forecasts; and risk assessments.
  3. Enhance the organisational skillsets of clients – address issues of management, responsibilities of members, stakeholder’s involvement, governance, accountability and operational effectiveness.
  4. Provide advice on practical operational issues with respect to the establishment of a social enterprise.
  5. Obtain feedback from clients and utilising this data to further enhance the service provision
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Module 4: Operational Requirements for a Social Enterprise

After the end of this module you will be able to:

  1. Facilitate a Social Enterprise in preparing a strategic plan
  2. Assist a Social Enterprise to understand the nature of Strategic Planning
  3. Incorporate the values of an organisation into its strategic planning process
  4. Use a range of appropriate strategic planning tools and techniques
  5. Manage an appropriate strategic planning process that engages all stakeholders
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Module 5: Social Enterprise Sustainability

After the end of this module you will be able to:

  1. Know key determinants of sustainability in social enterprises and relevant strategies in line with the values and principles of social entrepreneurship
  2. Know principal factors affecting the success and failure of social enterprises
  3. Know social responsibility and its relevance to social enterprises
  4. Know about the role of legitimacy and ways to attract new partners and stakeholders and synergy building
  5. Know examples of successful social enterprises.
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Module 6: Managing and Governing Social Enterprises

After the end of this module you will be able to:

  1. Advise Social Enterprises on the different forms of governance that they can consider and choose the form that most suits it
  2. Develop in Social Enterprises an understanding of the differences between leadership and management and help each Social Enterprise choose the most appropriate forms of both
  3. Understand and effectively communicate the differences between the role of staff and volunteers in Social Enterprises and how best to recruit and develop individuals for both types of roles
  4. Assist Social Enterprises to develop methods and protocols for the development and retention of both staff and volunteers
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Module 7: Financing and Accounting Social Enterprises

After the end of this module you will be able to:

  1. identify funding and fundraising opportunities and provide advice on accessing project calls
  2. provide advice to social enterprises on how to manage cash flows, reinvest part of their profit to attain social objectives and work with them in quantifying, measuring and reporting social impact.
  3. advise social enterprises on tax, social security issues and other technical matters in the start-up and full operational phases
  4. interpret financial information in a way that is relevant to and will be understood by social enterprises
  5. know financial opportunities available for social enterprises
  6. identify sources of capital investment for established social enterprises and the legal and regulatory requirements governing such finance.
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Module 8: Business Advisor Professional and Personal Development

After the end of this module you will be able to:

  1. Know the role (boundaries and limitations) of social business advisors
  2. Know the factors determining the needs for professional and personal development of business advisors
  3. Know the quality management of services provided to social enterprises, methods and tools to evaluate service effectiveness
  4. Know the principles and sources of professional development
  5. Be aware of networking opportunities in the third sector and exchange of good practices
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Module 9: Business Advocacy and Counseling for Social Enterprises

After the end of this module you will be able to:

  1. Become acquainted with the basic motivation theories and techniques (Maslow; McGregor; Herzberg; McClelland) and their implications for social enterprise advisers
  2. Apply the principles of adult learning theory in business consulting
  3. Know the principles of successful consulting
  4. Improve your team's performance through teambuilding techniques
  5. Know the basic rules of conflict resolution and crisis management
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Module 10: Communication with Social Entrepreneurs

After the end of this module you will be able to:

  1. Recognise the factors pertaining to effective communication in the third sector
  2. Develop self-awareness in communication
  3. Listen actively
  4. Tailor a communications strategy in accordance with the preferences of social entrepreneur clients
  5. Effectively adapt to the challenging situations in communication
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