The Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management course is an award-winning 9-month program: 5 months online, 4 months of Immersion phase in one of the global hubs of Social Innovation in Nairobi (Kenya), Bengaluru (India) or Sao Paulo (Brazil).
If you are passionate about social change or are already working in the sector and want to upgrade your skills or even want to discover your true calling, this may be the course for you.
Mentored and guided by world-class professionals, we aim to accelerate your impact in solving the world’s most pressing challenges.
Where Our Fellows Come from
Diversity is one of the foundations of the Amani experience. The vastly different backgrounds of our Fellows are critical to the program, which thrives on the stories and perspectives they bring with them.
While we look for diversity in terms of personal and professional backgrounds, all of our Fellows go through a competitive selection process and share the Amani values.
- A university degree (undergraduate/ Bachelors)
- At least two years of practical experience (either working or volunteering) in the social sector
- Alignment with our core values: Vision, Courage, Empathy, Changemaking and a Global Mindset
The Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management brings together a diverse group of 60 like-minded individuals from around the world, with roughly 20 in Nairobi, Sao Paulo and Bangalore each. All classes are in English.
You will build cutting-edge 21st-century skills with the help of global practitioners who are masters in the fields of Leadership, Communication, Management, and Creativity.
You will get a hands-on experience of making a change in an organization you care about.
You will also think deeply about your own goals and motivations, and begin to align who you are with what you want to do in the next phase of your career.
It's a Hands-On Experience
Acquire solid work experience in one of the most exciting global hubs of social innovation. During the program, you will be able to practice what you are learning in the following two ways:
A. Your Social Innovation Project In your social innovation project, you will develop a new idea to address a social problem or opportunity that you personally care about. Through our innovation methodology, we will guide you through a structured process for generating creative ideas. You will prototype a new idea for social change and see how the world reacts.
B. Your own start-up Roughly 25% of each class are aspiring or current social entrepreneurs looking to build their skills to lead an organization. We welcome social entrepreneurs into the program and provide support to rapidly develop and/or scale their ideas.
OR Your apprenticeship Gaining relevant work experience via an apprenticeship is a key pillar of the program for those looking to better understand the social sector. We will place you in a host organization that is working in a field you care about, and in which you will experience first-hand the immense challenges and possibilities inherent in making a social impact. You will work a minimum of 24 hours a week throughout the 4 months of the Immersion Phase.
Completing this program means you complete 25% of an MBA through Lynn University. The rest of the MBA can be done either online or at Lynn's campus in Florida.
United Nations-mandated University for Peace, Costa Rica
Become eligible for the Upeace Diploma in Social Innovation by only completing two additional online courses.
The program has also won multiple awards for leadership and innovation in higher education.
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Last updated November 29, 2018