Past Professional Skills Trainings
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Storytelling as a Leadership Skill
These trainings were sponsored by American Express, THNK, and Salzburg Global Seminar.
One of the most important skills for future leaders in every walk of life is to understand how to interpret and deploy narrative and storytelling for motivating and leading others (see Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind). The best leaders throughout history have been adept at using the power of narrative – one of the key ways in which we as humans make sense of the world – to bring people together and rally them to tackle urgent challenges. This hands-on, intensive workshop will show you how they do it and give you several opportunities to practice storytelling in the context of your own leadership work and receive feedback and coaching along the way.
This course will start again in July 2013. If you want to do this course, please click here.
Certificate course in the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship -February 2013
The course was supported by Ashoka East Africa, The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership
and by the Harvard Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory
Leveraging the deep expertise in social entrepreneurship held by the Amani Institute founders, this one-month certificate course in Nairobi helped participants understand the role of social entrepreneurship - with its focus on innovative approaches to finding systemic solutions - in addressing social challenges. The course also explored the efforts of individuals from Kenya and globally to create effective responses to social problems, especially on their strategies and biggest challenges.
Also essential to social entrepreneurship is learning by doing. Thus, throughout the course, participants walked through the process of envisioning and crafting a solution to a problem they were passionate about, and learnt how to set up a new project or program to address that problem. In the process, the course also helped participants create their own social ventures or apply those skills into their current jobs.
The course included case discussions, conceptual frameworks, hands-on prototyping, and interactions with experts from the field.
This course will start again in June 2013. If you want to do this course, please click here.
If you want to meet the students, click here.
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