Bespoke training courses

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A bespoke course for Luton Council

With over fifteen year’s experience delivering courses around social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, The School for Social Entrepreneurs can work with your organisation to deliver a bespoke training course tailored to meet your needs, from a one-day workshop through to a longer duration course.

Previously we have delivered courses for organisations including:

Feedback on a 1-day course  for Trinity School, Croydon:

“In a nutshell, SSE were professional, talented, flexible, helpful, knowledgeable and ultimately inspirational for our students.

At Trinity, we were keen to run an off-timetable event to teach Year 10 students a range of enriching skills beyond the iGCSE curriculum. Through SSE we ended up running a Social Enterprise Workshop Challenge which developed our students’ inventiveness, skills, knowledge and creativity. The idea of social enterprise works brilliantly in schools particularly, because it teaches teenagers vital professional skills (marketing, strategy, budgeting, teamwork, communication) whilst also engaging them in ideas of ethical and social responsibility. By the end of the day, our students were much more knowledgeable about the social issues on our doorstep in Croydon.

In advance of the day, SSE designed and produced bespoke resources (videos, discussion tasks, case studies etc) for four preliminary 20-minute workshops that we ran in form time and the students were split into four categories – social cohesion, homelessness, mental health and the environment – which became their areas of specialism.

The day itself was broken down into a number of varied and specific workshops to build a Social Enterprise from abstract idea to precise pitch. These workshops were facilitated by six leading social entrepreneurs each with professional expertise in the categories they were supervising. The students were engaged and animated throughout the day and we ended with a highly competitive Dragons’ Den style pitch competition.

It was such a success – and we were so impressed by SSE – that we plan to make it an annual event!”

Luke Benedict, Head of Year 10, Trinity School, Croydon

 

Feedback on a 6-day ‘Trading for Sustainability’ course that we delivered for a number of charities supported by Camden Council:

“I found SSE to be very approachable and helpful in accommodating our needs and agreeing outcomes for the training. The course comprised 6 full day sessions over 2.5 months and took place mostly at SSE with one external visit which participants particularly enjoyed.

The participants were enthused about the model that SSE use for their training – a mix of witnesses, experts and workshops – but found the expert witness sessions particularly useful as well as refreshing.

There was positive feedback from participants on the course throughout and at the end. As far as we were concerned at the Council, the course, which was run at the beginning of the 2 year programme, supported the group to bond, develop mutual trust and feel more confident about moving towards developing business ideas to generate income for the future. A further benefit was that it helped those organisation identify the organisational systems that they needed to change or develop.

I highly recommend this training”

Lisa Charalambous, Outcomes and Delivery Officer, Camden Council

 

Feedback on a workshop that we ran for Luton Council on ‘Social Enterprise and Sustainable Funding Models’:

“The workshop yesterday was well planned and very professionally delivered. You were able to get so many people engaged, many who attended with a view that Social Enterprise was not something that was not compatible with the Third Sector delivery models. The anecdotal evidence I got from speaking in particular to the Chief Officers was that they benefited from the workshop and it has provided them with ‘food for thought” on the way ahead.”

Tariq Haider, Luton Advice Network Transition Project

Want to discuss a bespoke course with us?

To discuss how we can work with you, please contact SSE’s Sales and Marketing Manager David McGlashan on 020 7089 9120 or email david.mcglashan@sse.org.uk.