The SESP Learning Paths

Introduction phase

The introduction phase is a part of the learning pathway. In a first step, the participants will be informed about the programme and will receive introduction material about SESP; then they will be asked to use the diagnostic tool and discuss its results with the mentor so as the main issues affecting the SE performance. The mentor will use the information gathered to develop a learning contract/action plan. In the introduction phase there will be also a seminar (group meeting), for introducing the peer group to each other and introducing the training team as well. During this first meeting, the e-learning platform as well as the course material will also be introduced to the participants.

Diagnostic tool

The diagnostic tool consists of a number of items, which are used to specify which elements of SESP course are complying with the issues identified by each individual participant. Each of these items will consist of three statements; each is connected to a specific learning content of SESP course. Depending on the answers, an automatic list will be generated suggesting which topics should be in the focus of attention of the participant.

Learning contract

This component of SESP is optional leaving to the learner to decide if he needs one. The diagnostic tool will be used as the basis of the learning contract. The learning contract demonstrates the willingness of parties, the mentor and the learner, to reach certain goals, including training on the topics that match the results from the diagnostic tool. The contract is then agreed by both parties. SESP provides an automatically generated template (from the diagnostic tool), which can be developed in more detail by the mentor and the participants if they wish to do so. During the orientation period the individual learning contract will be designed for each participant.

The training modules

The modules provide knowledge about management for social entrepreneurship, analysis, formulation and implementation of strategies, marketing, human resources management, leadership, creativity and innovation and social green business. The online training solution will be organized in 7 modules with a varying number of units each (11 units in total). The contents of units is very concise, presenting the basic principles involved using demonstrations and examples and providing all necessary explanations and sheets to integrate the newly gained knowledge in the development of SE’s strategy. To complete the all units available online, the learner needs between 20 to 40 hours (including examples and practical exercises). All learning content is presented on the e-learning platform.