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Introduction

This course provides an opportunity for anyone interested in the FairShares Model to explore and apply it to their work. In addition to exploring values and principles, key questions, approaches to learning (and decision-making), students will use a range of FairShares auditing and diagnostic tools to gather information needed to develop a plan for a FairShares enterprise. In the final stages of the course, students will learn how to use a FairShares Canvass to prepare for the creation of a new social enterprise and generate a draft constitution for a new FairShares company, cooperative, partnership or association.

Target Groups

  • Entrepreneurs seeking to (re)design a social enterprise for multiple stakeholders.
  • Enterprise educators wishing to encourage the study of multi-stakeholder social enterprise

Certified FairShares Practitioner Logo
Complete this course to become a Certified FairShares Practitioner
(and receive a badge you can add to your stationery).

To get full access to this course, register on the site and enrol yourself (only enrolled users can take the final assignment).


Introduction

This course is designed for people who have completed the course Introduction to the FairShares Model (Certified FairShares Practitioners) and/or Introduction to FairShares Social Auditing Course course (Certified FairShares Social Auditors) who want to develop their careers as Certified FairShares Professionals so they can create, support and develop FairShares Labs.

Target Groups

  • Social entrepreneurs, co-operative development professionals and social enterprise managers who want to establish a FairShares Lab in their city, region or country.
  • Enterprise educators and management consultants seeking to apply the FairShares Model in university and professional development courses.

Certified FairShares Trainer LogoComplete this course to become a Certified FairShares Trainer (and receive a badge you can add to your stationery).

To get full access to this course, register on the site and enrol yourself (only enrolled users can submit assignments).



This course is based on Professor Rory Ridley-Duff's science faction novella The Dragons' Apprentice.  Set in 2032 in a cooperative world where social enterprises flourish, it tells the story of an entrepreneur who is invited to put his unemployed capital back to work on a new game show.  Particularly suitable for students of business at A-level or first year undergraduate, the course may interest anyone who wants an introduction to the economics, business models and politics of co-operatives, social enterprise and the social solidarity economy. 

Chapters of the book are used to stimulate discussion, role play and other learning activities.

Target Groups

  • Business studies tutors seeking to introduce social enterprise to their students.
  • Business studies students between the ages of 16-19 who are studying entrepreneurship, business or social enterprise at school or for a degree.

To get full access to this course, register on the site and enrol yourself (only enrolled users can download the first materials).