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Apply for ITCILO Master in Social Innovation for Sustainable Development

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by Impactpool
in partnership with ITCILO

Published on: 9 July 2019

How can we ensure that today’s sustainable development projects also meet the needs of future generations? The Turin School of Development Programme of the ITCILO in collaboration with the University of Turin, is launching the new Master in “Social Innovation for Sustainable Development”. Learn how to connect stakeholders to stimulate innovative public policies and practices in response to unmet social needs in the context of the SDGs. Deadline for applications 1 September 2019.

 

 

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MASTER IN SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

1 NOVEMBER 2019 TO 31 OCTOBER 2020 TURIN, ITALY

OVERVIEW

In this new Master’s programme, students learn how to connect stakeholders to stimulate innovative public policies and practices in response to unmet social needs in the context of the SDGs. In partnership with the University of Turin and in collaboration with international organizations and leading practitioners in the field, this programme explores the synergy between Social Innovation and Sustainable Development. Make your mark on the future of social innovation, starting at Turin School of Development (TSD) of the ITCILO.

The Master duration is 1 year with only 12 weeks of face-to-face learning activities taking place in Turin, Italy. This makes the programme accessible and affordable for working practitioners and students coming from outside of Italy.

WHAT TOPICS DOES THIS MASTER COVER?

This blended learning opportunity combines theoretical analyses with practical assignments.

  • The digital transformation and the ILO human-centered approach for the future of work
  • Innovation for Sustainable Development
  • Leadership, collective intelligence, and creativity
  • Social business, finance, and impact evaluations

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The Master’s programme prepares students to become leaders in the socio-ecological transition.

  • The ecosystem of social innovation, key stakeholders and structure
  • Applications of design thinking, moving from the idea to the social business model
  • Social innovation and decision making processes

STRUCTURE

This one-year Master’s programme is intensive by design. It combines two distance learning modules with a face-to-face component.

1 November 2019 to 19 January 2020:

DISTANCE LEARNING SUPPORTED BY A TUTORING SERVICE
Students learn and practice on their own time using an online platform. This preparatory phase introduces students to the basic concepts of social innovation and sustainable development.
Topics covered include:
• Social transformation and related challenges
• The role of technology for social purposes
• The UN’s 2030 Agenda and the ILO’s Future of Work Agenda

20 January 2020 to 15 April 2020:

ON-CAMPUS LEARNING AT THE ITCILO IN TURIN, ITALY

The residential training period is an opportunity for students to meet one another, deepen their knowledge of the relevant topics, and gather ideas for their final project work.
The face-to-face componet is divided into four parts:
• Part 1: Social innovation policies and tools, as they relate to the SDGs
• Part 2: Design thinking for social innovation and the social business model
• Part 3: Social Impact Finance and investment modalities for social impact
• Part 4: Social impact measurement using various approaches and tools


19 May 2020 to 31 October 2020:
HOME-BASED RESEARCH FOR THESIS/PROJECT WORK

Students complete an original project work related to a specific social challenge. The project should be testable at the country or community level. Tutors and professors will provide guidance.


WHAT WILL I BE ABLE TO DO?

Students learn how to design the social development policies and principles of the future.

Design responsive solutions that fit the 2030 Agenda framework

Foster collaborative networks and spark public action
Analyze the impact of social innovation projects


PLACE

  • Turin, Italy


DATES

  • 1 NOVEMBER 2019 - 31 OCTOBER 2020

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • 1 September 2019

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

If you’re interested in Social Innovation and Sustainable Development, this is the Master’s programme for you.

  • The programme merges the ITCILO’s training portfolio and the University of Turin's accademic capacity, the consolidated experience of other international organizations and Social Fare, a leading practitioner
  • It isn’t all lectures; students participate in case studies, workshops, and group exercises
  • Students develop a unique and workable project document


WHO TAKES THIS MASTER?

  • Professionals working in public and private sectors, UN agencies,foundations, NGOs, and young social entrepreneurs
  • Recent university graduates and academics especially those interested in Social Innovation and Sustainable Development

For any further information you may require, please consult the following website: https://www.itcilo.org/masters-programmes (where is available the online application form) or send an email to turinschool@itcilo.org

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