Create positive and lasting change
Positive change, especially when complex, deeply rooted problems are involved, requires collaboration, risk taking and new ways of thinking. From addressing poverty to climate change to violence, people are looking to transform old paradigms, collaborate in new ways, and transform existing political, economic and cultural arrangements.
Simon Fraser University's (SFU) new Social Innovation Certificate is a part-time program for professionals in the public, private and non-profit sectors who want to find effective, innovative and sustainable solutions to difficult problems.
Together you'll learn to navigate through complex social, political, cultural and economic systems, cultivate new leadership capacities, hone your skills and learn new tools to develop the creative, transformative solutions that society needs.
Learn from experienced professionals and peers
The program is taught by leading practitioners. You'll take part in one-to-one executive coaching, peer-to-peer coaching and group coaching with those who share your needs or interests. The executive coaches—all recognized social innovators—will help you refine your program work and widen your networks and spheres of influence. You'll also apply what you learn to a real-world project or idea of your choosing.
Deadline to apply: June 24, 2016
Term: September 2016–April 2017
Location: downtown Vancouver, B.C.
This part-time program consists of five three-day modules and a practicum/coaching model. Modules run from Thursday to Saturday, usually once a month.