Experiential Learning Programs for Social Innovators and Social Entrepreneurs
Are you social entrepreneur, social innovator or change-maker looking for an intensive education program or learning experience? If you're indifferent about which letters appear behind your name, one of these opportunities may be for you.
It’s not easy navigating the path to meaningful work. If you’re a social innovator craving a better understanding of impact creation, tailor-made opportunities to expand your skills and experience are few and far between.
Until now. Offering a mix of travel, hands-on projects, and standard coursework, there are several field-based learning to help accelerate your transition into a more meaningful career or gain the hands-on experience needed to launch a social venture.
For those who are indifferent to adding formal post-secondary letters behind their names, one of these intensive programs could be just the right fit. Plus as a bonus for the budget-conscious, they are often a lower-cost alternative to traditional graduate programs. Pick your blend of immersive adventure, social entrepreneurship curriculum, and expert mentorship from the list below.
If you don’t see a learning opportunity that piques your interest here, browse our list of impact-focused graduate programs tailored for social entrepreneurs and social innovators.
TRIBES FOR GOOD Social Impact Journeys
DURATION:7-dayCOST:$1499, not including flights or accommodation
GOALS:Social Impact Journeys are a small group immersion experience in India. It is ideal for those who are passionate about social change and looking to transition into a new impact-focused career or advance their understanding of social impact. Throughout the program, participants will be exposed to local and global social issues while gaining clarity and confidence for transitioning into a career of social change.
STRUCTURE:The week starts off with a one-on-one leadership coaching session for each participant, and the following seven days offer a curated experience specific to the particular group (of up to 20 people). Social Impact Journeys include a mix of day field immersions where participants work directly with communities in need, educational tours and group training, and the opportunity to provide consulting for local foundations, nonprofits and social enterprises. Curriculum is facilitated by subject matter experts and mentors.
WHO IT’S FOR:Social Impact Journey expeditions are open to participants from diverse backgrounds who are 21 and older. The experience will be the best fit for those who are are interested in international development, transitioning into a social impact career, or on a career break and seeking an alternative path.
The article first appears on AcumenPlus.