Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: How to Change the World One Venture at a Time
UPADM-GP.264, 4 points.
Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: Making Social Entrepreneurship Happen is about the process of social entrepreneurial problem-solving and empowering yourself with some of the practical, nitty-gritty skills required for a value-centered career as a change agent in the cause of social, environmental and economic justice.
Here is the basic idea: Lofty ideals are not enough. Wanting to do good is one thing. Actually doing good is another. When we hold ourselves to lesser performance standards, it disrespects the impoverished, the disenfranchised and the people whom we seek to help and empower.
Making Social Entrepreneurship Happen is not about surveying or analyzing theories of social action, social venture business models, particular social innovations or your dream solution to the world’s problems. The curriculum is agnostic about competing methodologies and theories of social change. The Instructor is a proponent of “pragmatic pluralism.” The course is about how you potently advance your social change agenda, mission and career.
This is a dynamic course. Whether you are seeking to shape your impact education or seeking skills and innovations to steer your social ventures, as an active learner, you will bring your own challenges and experiences to the conversation. You bring your passion and the cause. The course curriculum provides the actionable tools to get you started and step up your game. The course is about doing stuff. It’s about the practice of social entrepreneurship.
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