online changemaker courses

for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Social EntrepreneurU and Columbia Business School "Venture for All" are partnering with the National Peace Corps Association to offer social entrepreneurship and social innovation design courses for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. All courses are offered at discounted prices with select scholarship opportunities. Courses are designed and taught by RPCV Greg Van Kirk (Guatemala) who is an Ashoka Fellow and World Economic Forum "Social Entrepreneur of the Year." Participants receive a certificate of completion from Columbia Business School "Venture for All" upon completion. 

Enrollment for Live 6-Week "Design Your Social Innovation" course closes in

RECEIVE A "CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION" 

 

6 WEEK LIVE COURSE 

COURSE STARTS WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28TH

Applications close Monday, Oct. 26th

DESIGN YOUR SOCIAL INNOVATION

SNAPSHOT: Interested in learning how to convert inspiration into innovation and action? We've been designing social innovations for the past 20 years and provide you with the insights, tools and frameworks you'll need to design for positive social change. Whether you're simply interested in building on your Peace Corps experience, have an idea in mind, or are already on your way, we're confident that we can create tremendous value in your social innovation design journey.

This is a live 6 week, 4 hours per week course. Exact days and times will be decided upon polling participants. RPCV guest speakers. This is pass/fail. Participants will receive a “Certificate of Completion” from Columbia Business School Venture for All.

COST: $650 with up to a 50% scholarship available from National Peace Corps Association. Advisory, coaching and networking included. These prices are only available for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

“The team approaches their work with professionalism, broad-spectrum skill sets and a tenacious work ethic. Their deep grassroots expertise coupled with business experience and willingness ‘to get their hands dirty’ is unique and hard to come by.”

 

Neil Blumenthal, Co Founder + Co CEO - Warby Parker

ASYNCHRONOUS GO-AT-YOU-OWN-PACE COURSES

OPEN ENROLLMENT UNTIL NOV. 15TH

SNAPSHOT: Focus on "the how" of social entrepreneurship using real world examples of social innovation. Continue and accelerate your changemaker journey with fresh and practical insights. Learn how to build on, conceptualize and frame your Peace Corps experience in creative new ways. Apply a social entrepreneurship approach to your work, no matter the field.

This is an asynchronous course that can be completed over a 12 week time frame. You have the opportunity to choose your own pace and your own content based upon the issues that interest you the most. This is pass/fail. Participants will receive a “Certificate of Completion” from Columbia Business School Venture for All.

COST: From $110 to $210 depending on your desired level of feedback/coaching. $35 non-certificate option available.

These prices are only available for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

"Greg's combined expertise in business and years of experience in social entrepreneurship around the globe give him a unique understanding about the drivers of social innovation. He has a remarkable ability to distill key strategic insights that explain success and communicate them in ways that are both accessible and inspiring."

David Bornstein

Co Founder- Solutions Journalism Network,

Author  - “How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas”

OPEN ENROLLMENT UNTIL NOV. 15TH

SNAPSHOT: Interested learning how to convert inspiration into innovation and action? We've been designing social innovations for the past 20 years and provide you with the insights, tools and frameworks you'll need to design for positive social change. Whether you're simply interested in building on your Peace Corps experience, have an idea in mind, or are already on your way, we're confident that we can create tremendous value in your social innovation design journey.

This is an asynchronous course that can be completed over a 12 week time frame. You have the opportunity to choose your own pace and your own content based upon the issues that interest you the most. This is pass/fail. Participants will receive a “Certificate of Completion” from Columbia Business School Venture for All.

COST: From $110 to $300 depending on your desired level of feedback/coaching. $35 non-certificate option available.

These prices are only available for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

 
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