TimesPro, IIM Kozhikode – Certificate Program in Social Initiatives Management
The Certificate Program in Management of Social Initiatives was established by TimesPro and the Indian Institute of Management, IIM Kozhikode to help learners develop their design and management skills and become change-makers.
Learners will obtain conceptual understanding and insights into the three social initiative pillars of corporate social responsibility, not-for-profit endeavours, and social entrepreneurship through the 11-month Certificate Programme in Management of Social Initiatives. In addition to discovering financing sources and creating value, participants will learn how to manage social initiatives, interact with stakeholders, and develop impact measuring methodologies and processes. A capstone project for the degree requires students to draught a social business plan or concept document for a company or non-profit organization.
The Certificate Program in Management of Social Initiatives will be offered in Direct-to-Device (D2D) mode using TimesPro’s cutting-edge Interactive Learning (IL) technology. It adheres to a tried-and-true pedagogy that uses a variety of tools and methods, such as lectures, real-world case studies, assignments, quizzes, etc.
Two modules make up the programme, which will greatly aid learners in developing their skill sets. The advanced module covers topics like developing social enterprises, public-private partnerships, the context of social initiatives, impact assessment, and the capstone project. The foundation modules cover topics like managing social initiatives, pathways to social initiatives, understanding social issues, and being an impact champion.
Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director of IIM Kozhikode, said on the announcement, “For public service delivery to be effective, high-quality, and sustainable, the social service industry needs management experts with a solid understanding of the social ecosystem. Human resources, finances, fundraising, marketing, organisational management, strategic management, social policy and administration, research and evaluation, and the use of information technology in service delivery are examples of required management competencies with a social orientation. With their cutting-edge thought leadership and market-leading insights, the world-class faculty at IIM Kozhikode created this programme to equip participants with the skills and confidence to manage and lead difficult managerial issues.”
IIM Kozhikode’s Prof. Priya Nair Rajeev, the director of the Center of Excellence for Social Innovation, remarked, “Professionals in management who can create and implement projects offering long-term solutions for social concerns are in high demand. They require abilities to manage a variety of stakeholders and plan and carry out social initiatives. The skills acquired via this curriculum will prepare students to be effective change agents in the social sector.”