Social Enterprise Academy
23rd March 2016
We deliver learning and development programmes for people and organisations working for social purpose. We specialise in leadership, enterprise and social impact programmes for the enterprising third sector but what we do can be for anyone in any sector, at any stage in their development.
Our approach is ‘learning by doing’ - bringing together people who can learn from each other with the support of local practitioners. Each learner builds on their strengths and focuses on developing clarity, confidence and self-awareness. They can also gain internationally recognised qualifications from the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM).
We help people to develop themselves, build their teams and create stronger, healthier organisations so that they have greater social impact.
In the last 12 years we have worked with over 9500 people wanting to develop themselves and their organisations so they can have greater social impact. They come from over 1600 organisations and range from chief executives to people straight out of school.
Everything we do is about supporting the people who are enabling social change, or who will be in the future. Our tutors are specialists and social entrepreneurs who have substantial experience and understanding of the needs of social enterprise.
"The Academy has a unique way of helping you believe in yourself and discovering skills you never knew you had" Angie Foreman, Scottish Food & Drink Skills
"I started the programme as a manager and finished it as a leader." Margaret McLean, Wise Group
People stepping forward to affect social change need support. It is hard work that can be inspiring but challenging, and energising but stressful. Our learning programmes help those people have greater clarity, confidence, ability and understanding to create the change they want to see.
Our purpose is to see social enterprise become the norm by bringing affordable, high quality learning and development to people wherever they are, whatever their circumstances. We also support leadership and social enterprise for young people in and out of education so that the next generation of social entrepreneurs develop vital experience in running businesses.