Executive Program

Transforming Initiatives for Impact: Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy

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“We can’t solve the problems using the same thinking that created them.” -Albert Einstein Applications are now open for the 2017 Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy, and we’re searching for the right people to make the most of this opportunity. We are often asked why we’ve created this program. The short answer is that
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Alumni Voices, Executive Program, Resources
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How I Became an Experteer – Dipa Sharif
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The First Step About a year ago, I decided to quit my job and pursue my dream of traveling, volunteering internationally, and learning Spanish. Since then, I’ve traveled across Europe, India, and Bangladesh, and I lived in Lima, Peru in the quest to learn Spanish. I’ve been living in Colombia for more than a month and
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Events, Impact House, Partnerships
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A Partnership with IDEO U: Teaming Up to Inspire Impact Driven Leaders
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As global challenges become increasingly more complex and intertwined, the stakes are higher than ever for global leaders to be equipped with the skills of creative problem solving, collaborative action, and iterative thinking. The Center for Social Impact Strategy is thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural IDEO U Impact House, an eight-day residential
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Events, Executive Program, Online Learning, Staff Voices
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Three Days of Design, Community, and Collaboration
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We bring together the best of both worlds in the learning design for our Executive Program for Social Impact Strategy. In addition to taking online courses on social impact, students attend a three-day convening at the University of Pennsylvania to meet one another in-person, help from a search engine optimization company like Affordable SEO Las
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Events, Executive Program
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Lessons from a Philly Entreprenuer: Morgan Berman and MilkCrate
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In a keynote presentation in March 2016, Morgan Berman of Philadelphia’s MilkCrate shared her entrepreneurial journey with the Center for Social Impact Strategy’s Executive Program students. Her words reflected her personal and professional path and eight lessons that we think any entrepreneur would benefit from hearing. We’ve copied the full text of her speech below.
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Alumni Voices, Impact House
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Six Things I Learned from Global Social Impact House – Cayla Mackey
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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Meade Being a part of Global Social Impact House (GSIH) 2016 has not only shaped my venture, but it has shaped my life, and it has shaped who I am.
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Impact House, Staff Voices
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Planting the Seeds of Change: A Reflection on the Inaugural Penn Impact Lab
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Costa Rica’s warmth and humidity enveloped us while we were still at the airport, shaking hands and preparing ourselves for a green, hilly, four-hour bus ride. As we bumped our way through the country’s interior, we passed fruits and crunchy snacks, getting to know each other and the verdant landscape. Past Lake Arenal, we arrived
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Impact House, Staff Voices
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The Power of Place, People, Play & Purpose
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“Creating social impact is an essential challenge to all organizations, regardless of geography or sector.” — Dr. Peter Frumkin, Professor of Social Policy and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania It started with the five week Social Entrepreneurship class on Coursera, where thousands of people convened online
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Executive Program, Uncategorized
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Global Leaders Embark on Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy
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This January, the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice enrolled 66 leaders from around the world to the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy, an eight month intensive program designed to help anyone, anywhere make a social impact. Our students live and work in 16
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Alumni Voices, Impact House
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Alumni Voices – Aaron Densham
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2 days, 4 time zones, 5 flights, 6 airports and more than 27 hours in the air. That was the journey I would have had to undertake if I was going to participate in Penn’s first Global Social Impact House (GSIH). I was working with Indigenous youth in a remote town in Northern Australia when
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Executive Program, Online Learning
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Celebrating Our Graduates – Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy
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The Center for Social Impact Strategy is pleased to announce the graduation of the first successful cohort of its Executive Program. This August, CSIS awarded certificates of completion to a remarkable thirty-two students. This inaugural cohort represented 12 countries around the world. Students of the Executive Program spent eight months completing the thorough online curriculum, which
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Impact House, Partnerships
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Supporting Social Entrepreneurs at Penn and Columbia
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At the Center for Social Impact Strategy, we know that bringing in new perspectives can only enhance a community. That’s why we’re pleased to announce a partnership with Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). We are proud to extend our programming to their network of entrepreneurs and innovators, and to collaborate on marshaling
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Online Learning
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Free Coursera Course Launches Sept.14th
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Taking our Coursera course in Social Entrepreneurship just got even easier. Last year, the Center for Social Impact Strategy offered the course for the first time to more than 30,000 students from dozens of countries around the world. Consisting of a series of video lectures offered by SP2 and Wharton professors Peter Frumkin, James D. Thompson, and
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Alumni Voices, Impact House
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Alumni Voices – Arielle Brousse
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A year ago, I definitely wouldn’t have been the type to pick up a stranger from the airport. But this summer, I did just that. I rented a car, swung out to Philadelphia International, picked up two men I’d never met, and drove with them four hours to the middle of nowhere. If you’re like me,
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