Who is it for?

Path-makers, creating the path while walking it…

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this is a programme for you:

  • Are you a leader who realises that the models you learned 20 years ago are no longer fit for purpose?
  • Do you have a sense that you need a new way to describe your experience and vision which expresses its deeper meaning and inspires others?
  • On reflection, have you been a manager who tended to look for technical solutions to problems but can see now that adaptive approaches are called for?
  • Are you wondering how to effectively lead people across the globe in virtual collaboration and how to develop the new working skills asked for?

Whether you work in business, government, education, or in a religious or social setting, ‘making a difference’ today calls for a new kind of imagination and creativity.
This pathway toward Alanus University’s Masters in Philosophy of Social Innovation engages participants coming from a range of international backgrounds, working in a wide range of settings and from diverse disciplines and locations. The organisations they represent vary from multi-nationals, local government, businesses, social enterprise, NGOs to single operator businesses, in which they have roles at senior/executive level.

As co-creation is a key principle, we are co-creating all the time in our actions and non-actions. Therefore we see both participants and faculty as co-creators of the learning events, practice opportunities and shared knowledge. Moving away from the student-teacher paradigm has been both exciting and challenging and really invites each one of us to reflect on and confront assumptions we hold about leadership and followership and about living and working with our knowing and not-knowing.

The flexible blended programme is arranged around central work-based themes and the challenges of your everyday life: they are brought into the reading, consultations, seminars and writing that make up your work. Taking part is not detached from but rather integrated with your day-to-day responsibilities.

The programme language is English. You will be asked to provide evidence of your level of work experience and your education at the moment of application. We do value the practical experience and capacity participants bring, therefore having an academic qualification is not a prerequisite. This will be discussed through an in-depth interview in the application process.