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Organisation : Gordon Institute of Business Science
Announcement : Social Entrepreneurship Programme
Applicable for : South African Citizen
Closing Date : 02 December 2016

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Social Entrepreneurship Programme :

** The Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP) is a middle-management training programme, for people who want to make a difference.

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** This comprehensive year long programme, takes excellence in business thinking and applies it to the social development space.
** SEP blends world-class business expertise with the complexities of social change and is designed for leaders who wish to be more effective managers and visionaries.

Programme Information :
Start date : 21 February 2017
End date : 02 December 2017
Application opening date : 01 September 2016
Application closing date : 02 December 2016
Amount : R32,500
Venue : Johannesburg

Contact Information :
Suvera Dukhi: +27 11 771 4261
Email : DukhiS AT

The Programme is divided into four training blocks across the following themes :
1. Creating change;
2. Sustaining change financially;
3. Sustaining change operationally; and
4. Scaling change.

** Each module consists of theory (reading and lectures); context (case studies, guest speakers, etc.) and integration (syndicate work, assignments, and projects).
** It is important to note that there is constant assessment on this programme and students will have to complete pre-reading, pre-block assessments and post-block assignments.

Frequency :
** Delegates will attend four, four-day modules at the GIBS campus.

Programme dates :
Orientation: 10 February
Block 1: 21-25 Feb
ALP workshop: 8 April
Block 2: 10-13 May
Block 3: 19-22 July
Block 4: 27-29 Sept

Modules include :
** Action Learning Project, Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation, Scaling, Social Entrepreneurship, Marketing; Financial Management and Strategy, Systems Thinking, Governance and Legal Frameworks, Managing for High Performance, Alternative Income Streams, Innovation and Project Management.

Application criteria :
Successful candidates will have :
** minimum of five 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.
** The course does fill quickly, so the earlier your application is submitted, the higher your chance of being accepted.

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