Social Innovation

Create positive and lasting change

From climate change, to economic inequity, to the unravelling of democratic institutions, resolving today’s complex and urgent problems requires collaboration, risk-taking, systems thinking and new ways of working together. Our social innovation courses and part-time program provide groundbreaking tools and methods to help you create solutions to our most challenging issues, and unleash your inner change-maker.

  • Receive coaching and mentoring from experienced social innovators
  • Discover techniques for exploring, developing and applying creative ideas and solutions to complex issues  
  • Develop solutions to address a real-world problem of your choosing through an applied practicum project
  • Participate in an inspiring learning community of colleagues working on diverse challenges

Courses

Vancouver

3 days / course

Daytime

$995 / course

Take our short and intensive courses one at a time to suit your schedule.

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September 2019

19 Traversing the Landscape of Social Innovation INNO800 INNO800-VA1197

November 2019

28 Self in the System - Deepening Leadership INNO840 INNO840-VA1197

January 2020

23 Collaboration and Innovation Beyond Organizational Boundaries INNO860 INNO860-VA1201

Part-Time Certificate Program

Vancouver

5 courses + practicum

Daytime

Finish in as little as 8 months

$6,505

Our Social Innovation Certificate features an applied practicum project that allows you to address a real-world problem of your choosing.

You'll learn to:

  • Map the problem you’re working on using systems thinking, and identify practical ways to intervene for greater impact
  • Challenge your thinking and build your capacity to foster/create meaningful change
  • Practise the leadership and relationship skills necessary for creating transformative impact
  • Strengthen your skills and sense of purpose as a change-maker, innovator or entrepreneur 
  • Create a safe “container” that allows for trust, risk-taking, creativity and collective action, including design labs and change labs

Is this program for you?

We’ve designed our program for professionals in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Our students come from a variety of fields, including:

  • Government
  • Business
  • Social justice
  • Public health
  • Environmentalism
  • Activism
  • Entrepreneurship

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