Purpose Of Winter School :
The CSIE two-week Winter School on Social Entrepreneurship has been conceived and designed to provide classroom knowledge, immersive/experiential learning, self-study and peer learning opportunities to student-participants, with varied academic backgrounds, about Social Entrepreneurship and its related ecosystem, with specific interest and focus upon the geo-cultural and socio-economic context of Asia.
The Specific Learning Outcomes sought to be realized through this Winter School are to enable student-participants to:
- Know about, critique and appreciate the global context in which Social Entrepreneurship continues to emerge as a vital part of the development agenda, especially in the developing countries;
- Diligently observe, understand, model/represent, communicate about, and constructively engage with Social Entrepreneurs and th>B. eir Enterprises for making valuable contributions to the respective ecosystems in their work contexts;
- Identify markets and target groups related to various Social Enterprises, and characterize their ecosystem in terms of Sectors, Stakeholders, Policy-makers and Regulators, Benefactors/Donors, Venture Capitalists, Institutions, Media, etc.;
- Conceive of, design, plan, establish and operate or work for Social Enterprises in their respective national/regional contexts; and
- Manage the applicable lifecycle of the Social Enterprises with respect to product/service development and the related organizational functions, viz., marketing, resource mobilization in the human resources, financial, material and technological contexts, and operations and projects.
APPROACH TO PURSUING PURPOSE
The two-week Winter School will involve diverse learning experiences consisting of Classroom Lectures, Field Visits for Orientation and Immersion, Interactions with accomplished Social Entrepreneurs, Discussions on Case Studies and Documentaries, including self-study and peer learning opportunities. Through these learning experiences, student-participants are expected to realize the Specific Learning Outcomes.
COURSE 1: WS101
TITLE: The Rise of Social Enterprises (SEs) and Entrepreneurship
COURSE 2: WS102
TITLE: Social Enterprises (SEs) and Entrepreneurship – An Overview
COURSE 3: WS103
TITLE: Creativity and Innovation
COURSE 4: WS 104
TITLE: SEs’ Conception, Design and Incubation
COURSE 5: WS105
TITLE: Introduction to Business Planning
COURSE 6: WS106
TITLE: Fundamentals of Product Development
COURSE 7: WS107
TITLE: Management of SEs – Functions and Issues
Reading materials including books and reports for all the courses can be accessed at the following links.