Social Innovation Management

The best opportunity to live a global, hands-on learning experience, no matter where you are based.

SIM Digital

New skills and a global network at your doorstep

Time 5 Months
Price 4,950 $
Language ENG

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Lead Like a Pro

Build the skills, insights and network for the career you truly want

The digital edition of the Certificate in Social Innovation Management is a 5-month online intensive program where you will:

  • Learn from experts (gain expertise) Through hands-on courses led by leading global practitioners, you will develop expertise in 10+ skills desired by employers. Global guest speakers and reading materials will allow you to deepen your knowledge further. 
  • Learn by doing (gain experience) Whether in your own job, an apprenticeship or Amani-sourced consulting project, you will immediately apply your new skills on the job throughout the process. You will also have the opportunity to develop a social innovation project of your own.
  • Learn about yourself (gain insights) Examine your leadership path and align passions and purpose through a specialized “Inner Journey” curriculum, peer coaching and reflection.




  • Learning innovation from nature and the rapidly growing field of Biomimicry.
  • Exploring how we can bring lessons from nature into our daily work and lives.
This course benefits from place-based learning.
  • Identifying fundraising goals.
  • Creating a fundraising strategy and a plan.
  • Developing a prospect list.
  • Practicing asking for money.
  • Articulating why you want to be a changemaker.
  • Developing a clear understanding of how your professional path connects to your personal values, strengths, purpose and vision.
  • Managing yourself in action – including when working with others – as you create change in a complex and sometimes uncertain field of work. This includes: managing your energy, building new and better habits, managing your emotions, leading courageous conversations, building supportive relationships.
  • Understanding what type of leader you are, and what type of leader you want to be over the long term.
  • Understanding how to get the best out of your team members and how to set them up for success in working together.
  • Learning and practice effective communication styles in working with your team.
  • Articulating what is a social innovation, its core components, and types of social innovations.
  • Developing innovative solutions by using the Amani Institute’s Social Innovation Framework (ASIF)​.
  • Employing social innovation tools and skills into your professional setting, regardless of what type of organization you might be in​.
  • Developing your own Social Innovation Project on a topic you deeply care about.
  • Learning to measure and map the way in which your sector delivers value.
  • Learning and applying an innovative framework to unlock opportunities to deliver value in new and creative ways in your work.
  • Building the Intrapreneurial mindset that you can apply both to launch and run your own venture or to lead change within your existing organization.
  • Understanding power dynamics and how they influence relationships and processes.
  • Understanding how to address organizational problems within one’s own authority framework.
  • Knowing and applying tools to influence others, manage conflict and negotiate the anticipated outcomes.
  • Knowing and applying tools to manage polarities.
  • Learning why storytelling is a key leadership skill.
  • Articulating the story of how you plan to change the world and make it a better place.
  • Learning how to tell a story in a short time – elevator pitches.
  • Applying storytelling principles to data, numbers, and metrics.
  • Identifying your life purpose and vision
  • Understanding the evolution of impact work
  • Exploring tools and strategies for building an impact career
  • Creating your social impact career narrative
  • Building a roadmap towards your goal and tools for preparing for a changemaker career
  • Understanding the materiality of different stakeholders and do your own stakeholder mapping.
  • Create appropriate research questions and understand basic sampling rules.
  • Creating your own Theory of Change and your own Impact Value Chain.
  • Deciding which social impact assessment framework works best for you.
  • Creating an impact map.
  • Communicating the impact created by your organisation/project

How to become a Fellow


Request a scholarship

Apply before the scholarship deadline to be considered for limited financial aid to partially cover the tuition fee. We may ask you for further documents in the process.

Meet the deadline!

We continously review applications. If you pass the first stage, you will be invited to a video interview with our recruitment team. All candidates receive an answer by email.

Start the program

You will receive onboarding information in advance. Your journey as a Fellow begins with an intro webinar to meet your peers and access the learning platform.


After attending at least 80% of classes and completing assignments and your Social Innovation project, you will gain your Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management!

We are building a global community of impact professionals.

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It’s proven.
During this program your life satisfaction grows!

In the first-ever digital class of SIM, the life satisfaction of our Fellows increased significantly just over the course of the 5 months of the program. On average, Fellows improved their Satisfaction with Life Score by three points on a scale from 5 to 35!

It’s the best international platform for cost-effective training in social entrepreneurship. With Amani you have learning in action to change the world!
– Jerry White, Nobel Peace Prize Co-Recipient
I was looking for something aligned with my career, impact driven and with practical solutions that I could immediately apply to my work. I got all of that with and the inner journey!
– Amanda Segnini, Fellow from Brazil
The program has a totally innovative approach: you can practice your learning in real organizations to make a positive social change. This is the best social innovation learning-by-doing experience!
– Jerry Zhu, Fellow from China

Your investment

Program Cost: USD 4,950
(including a non-refundable deposit of USD 1000 upon acceptance into the program).

The True Cost of the Program

Providing a world-class educational and life-changing experience is expensive to do. Amani Institute, as a social enterprise, depends on program fees to sustain itself. But we are committed to being accessible to as many people as possible. The true cost of this program at global market rates is much higher, we subsidize it through our consulting and training work.


Amani Institute understands that the cost of the program may still be difficult for some of our participants. As a result, there will be partial financial aid available in extreme cases of need.


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