A multi-disciplinary training programme to run a profit-making, socially conscious organisation.
Social Entrepreneurship is a growing global movement driving social innovators to build strong and sustainable social enterprises. This flagship programme of the GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy is designed to provide social change makers and entrepreneurs with the strategic, management, and technical skills, creative thinking and networks to tackle the social and economic realities of the communities within which they work. Classes have a reputation for passionate debate as theories, experience and the diverse worlds of entrepreneurs, NGOs, business and government meet. The programme brings together the best practices in civil society with the best practices in business from around the world.
Learners can expect an interactive, challenging programme with:
- Theory delivered in lectures and reading material
- Analysis of socio-economic context using robust case studies and guest speakers who are leading industry authorities
- Knowledge application through assignments, syndicate work and projects
The programme has constant assessment with pre-reading, pre-block assessments and two post-block assignments per block. The grading of the assessments follows the rigorous scrutiny and marking process as with any other GIBS programme.
Social Entrepreneurship Programme Brochure 2020.pdf
Action Learning Research Project; The context of Social Entrepreneurship in SA; Systems Thinking; Strategy for Social Enterprises; Monitoring & Evaluation; Design Thinking & Effectuation; Financial Management; Project Management; Marketing Social Entrepreneurs Branding; Scaling Up; Measuring Impact; Managing Change; Personal Resilience; Managing People; Stakeholder Engagement; Funding Panel and Legal Framework for Social Entrepreneurs.
The programme is divided into three training blocks along the following themes:
I. Creating Change: Understanding Systemic Change, Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
II. Sustaining Change Operationally: Institutional and Project Management
III. Scaling Change: Organisational Growth, Monitoring & Evaluation and Marketing Principles
Programme dates for 2020:
Orientation||24 April 2020|
Block 1||4 - 8 May 2020|
ALP Submission for Block 1||TBC|
|Block 2||22 - 26 June 2020|
ALP Submission for Block 2||
Block 3||17 - 21 August 2020|
ALP Submission for Block 3||TBC|
Syndicate group work is done throughout the year which requires you to regularly meet with your group to work on assignments and attend ALP feedback sessions. These are excluded from the actual programme dates.
100% Attendance is required in order to graduate from the programme.
- You will receive a certificate of completion.
Successful candidates will have:
- minimum of three years' work experience, including at management level
- demonstrated motivation, conceptual skills, and drive
- tertiary qualification an advantage
*Applicants who are highly qualified but lack sufficient work or academic experience may be considered by exception.
Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis.
A non-refundable application fee of R1500.00 is required when applying for the programme.
Name of Account: GIBS, Div of University of PTA. Bank: Standard Bank. GIBS Account Number: 421018011. Branch Code: 019205.Closing date for acceptance
confirmation and submission of debit order form will be covered.
In 2018, we published the first-ever national survey of social enterprises in South Africa. The aim of this, the first and largest study of its kind, was to understand social enterprises in South Africa – WHO they are, WHERE they are, WHAT they do and HOW they operate. Click here for the full report.