School for Social Entrepreneurs - East Accelerated Learning Programme
The Eastern Enterprise Hub, through the School for Social Entrepreneurs – East has worked in partnership with Improvement East to develop an innovative learning programme to help local authorities develop an effective approach to the divestment of services.
Those with direct responsibility for leading the transition of services out of local authority control can now benefit from a highly specialised learning programme that will address all the issues around the spinning out process, develop the key skills required to establish a new trading organisation and focus on the development of the individual into an entrepreneurial leader.
The programme is run in partnership with Improvement East and is open to public sector leaders across the region who are responsible for the transition of a service.
This is a significant opportunity for individuals to develop the core skill set and leadership to successfully lead the transition of a public service into a sustainable stand-alone enterprise.
Participants attending the course last year found the experience knowledgeable and inspiring, with the quality of learning experience excellent, insightful and highly topical.
Cllr Richard Stay, Chairman, Improvement East said: "This is an exciting programme which will help equip the sector with the business skills necessary to transform key public services so that they are more efficient and effective for the future”.
This eight-day residential programme will take place in four block sessions over a period of four months, and will cover a number of essential key knowledge areas (see below). Attendees will gain exposure to those at the forefront of social enterprise, learning first hand from their experiences and knowledge gained on their journey to success.
The course is part funded by Improvement East and as such, which means places are subsidised and will only cost £1500 per place. Because of the action focused nature of the course, participants must have direct responsibility for the transition of one or more significant public sector services, and must be fully committed to attending for the duration of the course.
To find out more call us on 10473 527100 or email email@example.com
The programme will include:
Block Intensive 1: Eastern Enterprise Hub, Ipswich - 31 January & 01 February 2013
The Business of Social Enterprise
Getting the most out of the programme; understanding the broader policy context
Working through challenges in a supportive group environment in Action Learning Sets delivered by ALS trained facilitators
Block Intensive 2: Eastern Enterprise Hub, Ipswich - 28 February & 01 March 2013
Social Impact Measurement & Governance
Governance structures; stakeholder engagement; working with partners
Block Intensive 3: Cambridge – venue to be confirmed - 21 & 22 March 2013
Investment and Leadership
Understanding different funding sources and income streams, how to access funding; what investors are looking for; developing and practicing leadership
Block Intensive 4: Norwich, venue to be confirmed - 25 & 26 April 2013
Communicating your Venture
Communicating your vision, leadership and gravitas, working with the media, pitching your enterprise and gaining buy-in