IMPACT

A certificate in social enterprise and social innovation

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Deadline to Register is September 21st

What is the IMPACT certificate?

The IMPACT certificate is a non-credit, eight-module program designed to educate and inspire potential social entrepreneurs. This program focuses not only on the business aspect of social enterprise but also the social responsibility and justice that these types of organizations stand for.

The modules are designed to have participants understand the technical aspects of social enterprise and entrepreneurhip as well as promote innovative thinking towards solutions to persisting social and environmental issues.

Who can Apply?

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students of Memorial University of all disciplines and backgrounds.

What you will do:

  • Participate in sessions that focus on exploring social enterprise and social innovation.

  • Learn from knowledgable and experienced presenters.

  • Focus on a topic of interest with the goal of finding innovative and sustainable solutions.

  • Interact and collabrate with a multi-disciplinary group, in which you will work with throughout the program.

  • Explore the definition of social enterprise and social innovation.

  • Present your work based on the topic of interest, as a group, to the audience.

What you will learn:

As a result of this program, participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding of social enterprise and social innovation.

  • Understand the role social enterprise plays in society.

  • Apply concepts of human-centred design to their solution framework.

  • Be motivated to make a personal contribution to social change.

  • Be comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary group.

Sessions:

Social Enterprise 101 - Sept. 25

Mapping the SE Model - Sept. 27

Mapping the System - Oct. 2

Human-centred Design - Oct. 4

Sustainability - Oct. 11

Social Change Leadership - Oct. 16

Measuring Social Impact - Oct. 18

Presentations - Oct. 23

Interested in finding out more about the program? Contact us.

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 "testimonialI now see that opportunities to be successful do not have to exist separately from those in which we can feel proud of what we are doing, knowing we are making such a difference in this big, beautiful world for which we all share a safeguarding responsibility."
- Kelly-Brewer Balch, MER Student, IMPACT Participant

Contact

Centre for Social Enterprise

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca