Gordon Institute of Business Science: Social Entrepreneurship Programme

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

The flagship programme of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Network for Social Entrepreneurs, the Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP), is designed to blend world-class business expertise with the complexities of social change. It is designed for leaders who are looking for the skills, tools and resources needed to build and run an effective social enterprise. Classes provide a platform for passionate debate and a space where the diverse worlds of entrepreneurs, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), business and government meet.

As an SEP delegate you will:

  • Develop insights into the complex challenges of social change, financial
  • sustainability and innovation;
  • Build a deeper understanding of strategy, leadership and governance;
  • Deepen your skills in finance, operations and management;
  • Ensure practical application of theoretical ideas to your work; and
  • Have an increased ability to devise and implement long-lasting
  • Social entrepreneurs;
  • Corporate social investment managers;
  • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and transformation experts;
  • Trustees of boards;
  • Those working in sustainability;
  • Development practitioners;
  • Government employees; and
  • Funders looking to better understand the emerging social entrepreneurship space.

Programme Methodology

SEP is a middle-management training programme, aimed at those who want to make a difference. The course takes excellence in business thinking and applies it to the social development space.
SEP is divided into four training blocks across the following themes:

  • Creating change;
  • Sustaining change financially;
  • Sustaining change operationally; and
  • Scaling change.

Programme Information

Dates: February – December 2016

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

Assessments: Written assignments, action learning project and an integrated exam.

Fee: R29 500

Apply: Limited spaces are filled on a rolling basis.
The application deadline is 10 February 2016.

This programme is highly oversubscribed and applicants are advised to apply early.

For more about the Gordon Institute of Business Science, refer to www.gibs.co.za.

Event Start Date: 
Wednesday, 10 February, 2016
Event End Date: 
Wednesday, 10 February, 2016
Event Venue: 
GIBS, 26 Melville Road, Illovo, Johannesburg
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