The Social Innovation and Change Initiative provides educational programming for social innovators across organizational types and platforms as they grapple with questions of impact and scale. Executive Education programs bridge academic frameworks and theory with a practice-oriented lens to advance professionals’ work on the ground and impact in the world.
SICI Program: Leadership for System Change
Since 2017, SICI delivers custom-designed programming – “Leadership for System Change: Delivering Social Impact at Scale” – for awardees of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Led by Faculty Co-Chairs Julie Battilana and Alnoor Ebrahim, this eight-day program works with participants as they seek to scale their social impact beyond its current scope and influence broader systems beyond their direct constituents, beneficiaries, or customers.
This program aims to develop participants’ abilities to:
- Identify pathways to scaling their impact
- Position their work within a larger system of change
- Develop leadership skills for scaling and system change
Past participants represent social innovation efforts unfolding globally and across diverse industries: education, health, human and social services, arts and culture, environment, and community development.
“So honored and grateful to participate with such an inspiring group! Amid the non-stop realities of running a social enterprise, having the protected time to step back and view the work — objectively and with accomplished peers — was rejuvenating. I left the course with hard tools and affirmation. This will undoubtedly positively impact my ability to lead my organization to more positively impact the world.”
“What a great opportunity. Thanks to all for making it possible. I truly believe that the impacts from this week will be lasting and enable me, and my team to propel many aspects of the organization to new places. The instructors were excellent. I wish I had been able to have such a course years ago.”
“This was an outstanding program that offered an integrated opportunity to learn at intellectual and heart levels. Great reading, excellent group of leaders, professors, etc. I left with practical ideas and an opportunity to reflect on how to go forth in the world.”
Work with Us
SICI creates custom-designed executive education programs in collaboration with organizations and entities seeking to develop and grow their social impact. Contact us if you are interested in custom programming.
Additional Executive Education Opportunities
SICI faculty collaborates and teaches across a number of executive education programs offered through Harvard. You can find a full list of offerings and apply for open enrollment programs through the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education website.