This dynamic programme has been designed to equip managers with the skills and knowledge to develop their social/community enterprises. The course takes an applied approach looking at the application of social/community enterprise theories in a changing external environment for organisations. The course addresses forms of social enterprise, legal frameworks, the changing political environment including the Big Society and public sector transition to social enterprise.
Course length: 2 x half days (Friday)
2 x 1 full day (Saturday)
The course aims to give participants the ability to:
· Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the definitions, different forms and legal structures of social/community enterprise and the role of social entrepreneurs
· Be able to critically assess both the position of social enterprise in the economy and the impact of the external political and social environment on social/community enterprise
· Be able to apply social/enterprise models and concepts such as value systems, stakeholder management models and measuring impact tools to social/community organisations
· Enable students to critically evaluate their own social/community organisations and identify key strategic areas for the future organisation
· Highlight current trends in the sector and best practice.
After completing the module the participant should be able to:
· Evaluate Social/Community enterprise and social entrepreneurship in a changing external environment
· Critically evaluate the impact of social/community organisations
· Critically appraise the value systems of social enterprise
· Critically evaluate the impact of legal and political factors on the sector including the Big Society and public sector transition
· Evaluate the role and responsibility of social enterprise
· Assess and map stakeholders for their contribution to social enterprise.
Continuing Professional Development Officer
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