Singapore University of Social Sciences

Social Leadership and Social Innovation in the Non-Profit Sector (NPM501)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

Provides an overview of key concepts and theories that are relevant to social leadership and social innovation in the global and local contexts. Students will analyse novel ideas and solutions that address social problems in relation to the leadership practices and structures that enable such social innovation. The course will explore the foundations of social leadership such as leadership competencies, practices, strategies and development, and examine how these contribute to the evolution of leadership structures. The ethics and values that underpin social leadership will be discussed including team-building, personal values, engagement with diversity and collective goals. The course will discuss the processes, strategies and practices of social innovation as well as the factors of successful social entrepreneurship, and explore how these translate to positive social change as an intended impact.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Key concepts and theories of relevance to social leadership and social innovation
  • Key concepts of relevance to social leadership
  • Social values, principles and ethical issues that influence leadership and organisational behaviour
  • Key concepts of relevance to social innovation
  • Processes of developing social innovation
  • Measuring social innovation
  • Contextualizing social leadership and social innovation

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise key concepts, theories and practices of relevance to social leadership and social innovation
  • Analyse social leadership in terms of underpinning factors such as social values, principles, philosophies, and ethics
  • Evaluate the components of social leadership in terms of potential consequences for organisations, communities and societies
  • Assess practices and outcomes in the process of social innovation
  • Apply principles of social leadership to the practices of social innovation
  • Compose context-specific ethics of social leadership and social innovation that are inclusive, just and substainable
  • Construct leadership practices based on key social values, philosophies and ethics in strategic contexts
  • Modify concepts and theories of social leadership and social innovation to practical situations
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