This course, which focused on leadership and local action, was taken between January - March 2020. It is now closed to applications, but placed here as an example for those considering the summer 2020 courses.
This course, which focused on leadership and local action, was taken between January – March 2020. It is now closed to applications, but placed here as an example for those considering the summer 2020 courses.
This course is mainly designed for pupils, teachers and community members who already have an education project in mind and want to develop their ideas and actions further, sharing experiences with others. Alternatively, it may be that you simply want to learn more, and that’s great, too!
As part of the course, all participants will have the exciting opportunity of applying for one of our £1000 ‘changemaker’ grants and accompanying support. Since 2018, we have supported 11 pupils and teachers through this programme (see here for details of our current ‘changemakers‘).
- To pass on and collectively share understanding in different areas of project management and social leadership in order to empower and collaborate with volunteers within our network, new participants, and our wider followers.
- To bring social leaders (experienced and inexperienced) together from across the world to co-develop education projects, sharing experiences and ideas.
- This 7-week course is in the form of a blog post which is sent out directly to participants in both the UK and countries in Africa who sign up on the website here (or below).
- Participants respond to questions and comment on another person’s post. It should take about 60 mins/ week.
- Participants will receive a certificate at the end if they complete the course, with those offering the most thoughtful responses receiving a distinction.
- The course will be closely monitored with further probing questions asked by our UK and Ghanaian team.
This is the timeline:
|Topic||Lead Writer||Date released|
|Sign up||By Monday 27th January 2020|
|1||Introductions||Cat Davison||Monday 27th January 2020|
|2||Understanding the problem||Stephen Tettegah||Monday 3rd February 2020|
|3||Building a theory of change||Stephen Tettegah||Monday 10th February 2020|
|4||Environmental impact and sustainability||Ali Eliasu||Monday 17th February 2020|
|5||Social entrepreneurship and fundraising||Cat Davison||Monday 2nd March 2020|
|6||Budgeting and financial management||Eric Senoo||Monday 9th March 2020|
|7||Communication and advocacy||Stephen Tettegah||Monday 16th March 2020|
|8||Evaluating progress and impact measurement||Helen Denyer||Monday 22nd March 2020|
|Deadline for completion for all posts||By 8th April 2020|
|Certificates awarded and grant process announced||April 2020|
This first post asks you to explore the values that define you and your action, as well as reflecting on the concept of leadership.
The week asks participants to reflect on how they seek out a greater understanding of the problem they are trying to solve.
This week's article explores the meaning of a 'theory of changes' and considers factors relevant to building your own ToC.
An examination of the concept of 'sustainability' and how it relates to planning and evaluating education projects.
This week's online course focuses on exploring our collective ideas in relation to fundraising and social entrepreneurship.
An introduction to financial planning
A few reflections on communications and advocacy from our Head of Leadership Development, Stephen Tettegah
An introduction to evaluating the progress of your project, as well as measuring your impact.