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'''An international online seminar offered by a European partnership of universities and NGOs'''
 
'''An international online seminar offered by a European partnership of universities and NGOs'''
  
'''Course Duration: October 2020- January 2021'''   
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'''Course Duration: October 2020 - January 2021'''   
  
'''>>>[https://ilias.hfwu.de/goto.php?target=cat_24869&client_id=hfwu Access seminar materials and recordings]'''
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'''>>>Special in 2020''': Participate on November 13 in the global [https://climathon.climate-kic.org/en/climathon-2020/ Climathon 2020] - transformative ideas for a better tomorrow
  
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'''>>>Missed a session? Find all materials [https://ilias.hfwu.de/goto.php?target=cat_30335&client_id=hfwu here]'''
  
 
== For whom is this course? ==
 
== For whom is this course? ==
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The goal of this course is to '''grow ideas''' in the field of social innovation. Ideally, you join this programme '''with your own innovation idea''' in mind. You may also participate as a team.  
 
The goal of this course is to '''grow ideas''' in the field of social innovation. Ideally, you join this programme '''with your own innovation idea''' in mind. You may also participate as a team.  
  
The course is designed as a follow-up of the online programme '[[Seminar_Social_Entrepreneurship_for_Local_Change_Spring_2019|Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change]]' which has been running during the summer term.  
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The course is designed as a follow-up of the online programme '[[Seminar_Social_Entrepreneurship_for_Local_Change_Spring_2020|Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change]]' which has been running during the summer term.  
  
 
However, participation in this previous course is not a prerequisite. Anyone with a concrete social innovation idea in mind can participate.
 
However, participation in this previous course is not a prerequisite. Anyone with a concrete social innovation idea in mind can participate.
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== Content Overview and Course Schedule ==
 
== Content Overview and Course Schedule ==
* Our online lectures will take place from '''08.10.2019 14.01.2020''', with one weekly session on '''Tuesdays from 16 00 – 17 30 pm CET'''.
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* Our online lectures will take place from '''12.10.2020 18.01.2021''', with one weekly session on '''Mondays from 16 00 – 17 30 pm CET'''.
 
* The weekly sessions have a duration of 90 minutes and are delivered online via our virtual classroom
 
* The weekly sessions have a duration of 90 minutes and are delivered online via our virtual classroom
 
* We will introduce the course topics during the weekly sessions with a mix of theory inputs, exercises, peer discussions and presentation of additional readings for self-study.
 
* We will introduce the course topics during the weekly sessions with a mix of theory inputs, exercises, peer discussions and presentation of additional readings for self-study.
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* Individual students or small teams will stepwise develop their business idea.
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=== Preliminary Course Schedule and Topics ===
 
=== Preliminary Course Schedule and Topics ===
 
'''Phase A: Designing an Organisational Form'''
 
'''Phase A: Designing an Organisational Form'''
*A.1, 07.10.2019: Introduction to the seminar: From Idea to Implementation - What does it imply?
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*A.1, 12.10.2020: Introduction to the seminar: From Idea to Implementation - What does it imply?
*A.2, 15.10.2019: Understanding the start-up phase: Methodologies for supporting start-ups.
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*A.2, 19.10.2020: Understanding the start-up phase: Methodologies for supporting start-ups.
*A.3, 22.10.2019: Ownership models and their legal environment
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*A.3, 26.10.2020: Ownership models and their legal environment
*A.4. 29.10.2019: Cooperation models
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*A.4. 02.11.2020: Cooperation models
  
 
'''Phase B: Product and Service Design'''
 
'''Phase B: Product and Service Design'''
*B.1, 05.11.2019: Introduction to product and service design
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*B.1, 09.11.2020: Introduction to product and service design
*B.2, 12.11.2019: How to conduct a market research
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*B.2, 16.11.2020: How to conduct a market research
  
 
'''Phase C: Developing the Financial Plan'''
 
'''Phase C: Developing the Financial Plan'''
*C.1, 19.11.2019: Financing resources
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*C.1, 23.11.2019: Financing the start-up phase
*C.2, 26.11.2019: Cash flow and financial modeling
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*C.2, 30.11.2020: How money works in business
  
 
'''Phase D: Promotion and Selling Strategies'''
 
'''Phase D: Promotion and Selling Strategies'''
*D.1, 03.12.2019: Creative use of advertising and promotion
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*D.1, 07.12.2020: Distribution Channels
*D.2, 10.12.2019: Distribution Channels
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*D.2, 14.12.2020: Creative use of advertising and promotion
  
 
'''Phase E: Management'''
 
'''Phase E: Management'''
*E.1, 17.12.2019: Staffing and Leading
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*E.1, 21.12.2020: Staffing and Leading
*E.2, 07.01.2020: Quality Management and Impact Evaluation
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*E.2, 11.01.2021: Quality Management and Impact Evaluation
*E.3, 14.01.2020: Risk Management
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*E.3, 18.01.2021: Risk Management
  
 
== Assignment and Course Work ==
 
== Assignment and Course Work ==
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== Online Registration ==
 
== Online Registration ==
 
* Please register '''before October 11, 2020''' in order to be able to follow the course process
 
* Please register '''before October 11, 2020''' in order to be able to follow the course process
*'''[https://landscape.limequery.com/729164?newtest=Y&lang=en Seminar Online Registration]'''
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*'''[https://landscape.limequery.com/789839?newtest=Y&lang=en Seminar Online Registration]'''
  
 
== Further information ==
 
== Further information ==

Latest revision as of 04:22, 12 October 2021

Community Learning for Local Change - A blended learning model

An international online seminar offered by a European partnership of universities and NGOs

Course Duration: October 2020 - January 2021

>>>Special in 2020: Participate on November 13 in the global Climathon 2020 - transformative ideas for a better tomorrow

>>>Missed a session? Find all materials here

For whom is this course?

  • Are you a business or economics student who cares about social and environmental problems?
  • Are you an agronomy student who wants to make agriculture more beneficial for society and the environment?
  • Are you a planner, designer or artist who wants to learn how to start a business that helps solve social problems in your everyday environment?
  • Or are you already a professional?
  • Are you curious about other people and their knowledge and want to learn from other Europeans?
  • Do you believe in your capability to create something new?
  • In short, would you like to become a social entrepreneur? Then join us this semester, because everyone can become an entrepreneur!

Who is offering this course?

Community Learning for Local Change is a programme offered by a 4-University Consortium in cooperation with relevant NGOs. The goal is to empower future social entrepreneurs through an interdisciplinary, problem-based learning environment that enhances the innovative competencies needed for addressing social, cultural and environmental challenges in Europe. The programme is funded by the ERASMUS* Programme in the period 2018 - 2021.

Course Objectives

The goal of this course is to grow ideas in the field of social innovation. Ideally, you join this programme with your own innovation idea in mind. You may also participate as a team.

The course is designed as a follow-up of the online programme 'Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change' which has been running during the summer term.

However, participation in this previous course is not a prerequisite. Anyone with a concrete social innovation idea in mind can participate.

Social or community innovation ideas typically address one or several of the following sustainability challenges:

  • Unfulfilled needs of vulnerable social groups
  • Local environmental challenges such as unsustainable traffic, energy consumption, biodiversity decline, water pollution or other threats to public health
  • Local social challenges such as lacking governance at community level, social disintegration and lack of services of general interest (culture, education, transport etc.)
  • Local economic challenges such as disappearing food supply, retail and services at neighborhood level, lack of alternatives for sustainable consumption

Content Overview and Course Schedule

  • Our online lectures will take place from 12.10.2020 – 18.01.2021, with one weekly session on Mondays from 16 00 – 17 30 pm CET.
  • The weekly sessions have a duration of 90 minutes and are delivered online via our virtual classroom
  • We will introduce the course topics during the weekly sessions with a mix of theory inputs, exercises, peer discussions and presentation of additional readings for self-study.
  • Individual students or small teams will stepwise develop their business idea.

Preliminary Course Schedule and Topics

Phase A: Designing an Organisational Form

  • A.1, 12.10.2020: Introduction to the seminar: From Idea to Implementation - What does it imply?
  • A.2, 19.10.2020: Understanding the start-up phase: Methodologies for supporting start-ups.
  • A.3, 26.10.2020: Ownership models and their legal environment
  • A.4. 02.11.2020: Cooperation models

Phase B: Product and Service Design

  • B.1, 09.11.2020: Introduction to product and service design
  • B.2, 16.11.2020: How to conduct a market research

Phase C: Developing the Financial Plan

  • C.1, 23.11.2019: Financing the start-up phase
  • C.2, 30.11.2020: How money works in business

Phase D: Promotion and Selling Strategies

  • D.1, 07.12.2020: Distribution Channels
  • D.2, 14.12.2020: Creative use of advertising and promotion

Phase E: Management

  • E.1, 21.12.2020: Staffing and Leading
  • E.2, 11.01.2021: Quality Management and Impact Evaluation
  • E.3, 18.01.2021: Risk Management

Assignment and Course Work

  • During the seminar you are invited to work on your own social business or social innovation idea. The goal of this programme is to help you growing your ideas.
  • The outcome will be an advanced business plan (or implementation plan), you can set your own emphasis with respect to your needs.
  • Successful candidates will receive a seminar certificate (5 ECTS). However, students need to seek individually for academic recognition at their respective universities (if needed).
  • There is usually at least one recognition opportunity at each university of our ERASMUS partnership
  • The seminar requires approximately 2-3 additional hours of work per week (in addition to the seminar session of 90 minutes duration).

Online Registration

Further information

ERASMUS+ Programme and the German National Agency

The Community Learning for Local Change Project has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no.2018-1-DE01-KA203-004227. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.
The EU grant from the ERASMUS+ programme has been issued by the National Agency for University Cooperation of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).