New Sullivan Social Entrepreneurship Certificate!

 

Participants in Leadership exCHANGE's programs have the option of two tracks:

 

Track 1: Global Leadership Program

Participants in this track can select any elective course. Typically students select electives that align with their current major or certificate.  Students have the option to attend multiple programs and locations.  Often students combine a 4-week program with an intensive 2-week program.  Participants who successfully complete a program can also attend future programs without having to repeat the interview process. 

Track 2: Sullivan Social Entrepreneurship Certificate

Students pursuing this track select electives that will fulfill the 18-credit certificate.  Created by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation and a Board of Advisors from renowned universities, the Sullivan Social Entrepreneurship Certificate develops students' entrepreneurship and leadership skills to prepare them to be change agents in their communities and professional careers.  Specially designed courses provide students with 1) an introduction to the main concepts/ideas/approaches of SE; 2) core understanding of how SE is integrated into business, public policy, international relations, communication, and design; 3) specialization in local/global concerns within particular sectors or interest areas; and 4) a capstone or experiential internship providing students with a hands-on experience with SE. 

Breakdown:

  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (1 course)
  • Core (2 courses)
  • Electives (2 courses)
  • Experiential (1 course)

Most students can fulfill the certificate by completing (2) 4-week programs and (1) 2-week program. (Students also have the option to utilize qualifying courses at their home universe, see below for more details). Students receive a certificate of completion from the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation.  

 

Qualifying Leadership exCHANGE Courses (all courses are upper-division and taught in English)

Prague (July 1-30)

  • F2701: Philosophies of Leadership (required course for all students in this program and classified as an elective for certificate)

  • F2702: Global Business (core)

  • F2728: Creativity and Design for Social Entrepreneurs (core)

  • F2706: Human Rights (elective)

Rome (July 2-30)

  • F2725: Cross-Cultural Leadership and Innovation (required course for all students in this program and classified as an 'elective' for certificate)

  • F2720: Social Entrepreneurship—How to Change the World (introduction)

  • F2721: Comparative Study of Peace, Conflict, and Religion (elective)

 Raleigh (January 4-31 or July 1-30)

  • F2730: New Venture Planning (required course for this program and classified as 'core' for the certificate)
  • F2716: Internship (required course for this program and classified as 'experiential course' for the certificate)

Social Entrepreneurship Intensive Course (RomeAugust 1-14)

  • F2727:  Leading as an Entrepreneur ---- (introduction)

Women & Leadership Intensive Course (Prague August 1-15)

  • F2719: Women and Leadership (elective)

 

Participants in the Women and Innovation Intensive Course create Kickstarter campaigns for FOREWEAR, a Czech social enterprise using recycled cloth to create innovative new products. 

Participants in the Women and Innovation Intensive Course create Kickstarter campaigns for FOREWEAR, a Czech social enterprise using recycled cloth to create innovative new products. 

 

The 18-credit certificate is fulfilled by successfully completing 6 approved courses through: 

  • Home University
  • Sullivan Foundation Special Courses
  • Leadership exCHANGE summer and intensive courses

or a combination of the above.

 

Requirements (6 courses):

  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (1 course) 

The introductory class gives students an appreciation for the field of social entrepreneurship and introduces students to several helpful frameworks that will be used in subsequent classes. Students will examine key concepts and the historical context, understand current theories and debates about social change, and discuss case studies of social entrepreneurs. The class will address two overarching tenets of SISE:

       Social impact can best be created by moving away from the current divisive approach of separate sectors and towards blended models that connect and combine sectors in new ways

       Social mission and social impact are the primary focus - understanding what your mission is, and how you create the greatest social impact, is key

  • Core  (2 courses)  Core understanding of how SE is integrated into business, public policy, international relations, communication, and design.
  • Electives (2 courses)

Electives address specific local/global concerns within particular sectors or interest areas.  Example topics include the following: poverty, healthcare, women’s rights, education, the arts, etc. Using the frameworks of social entrepreneurship, classes within this forum should also speak to the integration of cultural competency, global citizenship, and transnational business practices.  In doing so, these classes should place social entrepreneurship as exceptionally equipped to create business ventures in a global context.

  • Experiential (1 course)  A capstone or experiential internship providing students with a hands-on experience with SE. 

examples of Courses approved for the certificate: 

  • Leading as an Entrepreneur
  • Leadership and Community
  • Social Entrepreneurship: How to Change the World
  • Cross Cultural Leadership and Innovation
  • New Venture Planning
  • Global Development Challenges & Opportunities
  • Communication & Social Change
  • Organizing for Social Change
  • Strategies for Changemakers
  • Nonprofit Accounting
  • Designing & Planning for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Financing Social Entrepreneurship
  • Peace & Conflict Studies
  • International Human Rights
  • Media, Peace, & Justice
  • Women and Leadership   or Women & Globalization
  • Ethics and Values: Shaping Leadership
  • Philosophies of Leadership
  • Internship
  • Capstone

Sullivan Foundation Network of Universities

The Sullivan Foundation has a network of pre-approved courses at certain US universities.   See below for the list of schools.  

  • Alabama
  • Alice Lloyd
  • Auburn
  • Berea
  • Berry
  • Bluefield
  • Brenau
  • Campbell
  • Campbellsville
  • Carson-Newman
  • Catawba
  • Citadel
  • Clemson
  • Coker
  • Converse
  • Cumberland University
  • Davidson
  • Davis and Elkins
  • Duke
  • Elon
  • Erskine
  • Ferrum
  • Furman
  • Guilford
  • Hampden-Sydney
  • Huntingdon
  • Judson
  • Kentucky
  • King
  • Lees-McRae
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Mary Baldwin
  • Mercer
  • Montevallo
  • NC Wesleyan
  • Newberry
  • Oglethorpe
  • Piney Woods
  • Queens
  • Randolph-Macon
  • Rhodes
  • Rollins
  • Rust
  • Saint Leo
  • Salem
  • Sewanee
  • Shenandoah
  • St. Andrews
  • Stetson
  • Sweet Briar
  • Tennessee Wesleyan
  • Troy
  • U of the Cumberlands
  • UNC
  • USC
  • UVA
  • Warren Wilson
  • Washington and Lee
  • Wesleyan
  • Winthrop
  • Wofford