Public Leadership and Social Innovation

Public Leadership and Social Innovation


This course is designed to prepare our students to lead global social and environmental change, and to prepare them for service and leadership with social innovation. This course explores the theory and practice of leadership, empowering students to become social change agents through hands-on public service, projects, and through the examination of pressing social, political, and economic issues. This course is prepared for students from public, social, and private sectors that are committed to developing their leadership skills for the common good.


Learning Mode


Study Level

Executive Education


5 days

Course Delivery

Intensive, 40 Hours

Start Date

14th October, 2020


£2750 per module




This course presents a ‘big picture’ understanding of the field of impact investment management by offering different perspectives and key financial insights that add emotional intelligence and value to your program experience. Social enterprise and impact investing proactively intend to create positive impact as well as generate profits.
Today, the demand for excellence in the management of public resources has never been greater. Governments face unprecedented pressure for improved accountability while striving to provide high levels of service at low cost. To get it right, governments must become more effective, efficient, innovative, and responsive. To meet the ever-increasing demands placed on public-sector professionals today, the Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) has designed this program to build the skills and knowledgebase that will allow current and future public executives with the ability to effectively lead organisations for success.
Managing social enterprise activity provides not only a means to monitor the operating environment in commercial business regions, but also to build relationships within that region. Engaging with social enterprise allows companies a variety of options to diversify economically through entering different markets, as well as operationally through interactions with new customers, suppliers, and producers. The growing  investment market provides capital to address the world’s most pressing challenges in sectors such as sustainable agriculture, clean technology, microfinance, and affordable and accessible basic services (e.g., housing, healthcare, and education, etc.).
This also sharpens your knowledge of modern portfolio theory and enhances your company’s investment portfolio strategy. Student will learn how to: a) create a  strategy that aligns a theory of social change with a sustainable business model to provide the requisite resources; b) build a performance management system that can accurately measure the social return and guide strategic decision-making; and, c) scale impact through multiple strategies, including growth collaboration and policy influence


This course is designed to introduce the concept, as well as engage students and their tutor in a joint learning experience of this field. Through this course, students will:


Module 1

The concept of public leadership and social innovation

Module 2

Theory and practice of leadership

Module 3

The concept of social change

Module 4

Dynamics of leadership management

Module 5

Public leadership and management

Module 6

Public leadership as it relates to the public, social, and private sectors

Module 7

Social innovation and public leadership

Module 8

Leadership styles for public and social enterprise

Module 9

Social innovation and entrepreneurship

Module 10

Drivers of performance in social innovation

Module 11

Negotiation and influence strategies

Module 12

Mass-oriented project, programme, and action planning

Module 13

Creativity and innovation processes

Module 14

Funds management

Key Benifit

Teaching Outcomes

After studying this course, students should be able to:


The Teaching Methods For This Course Include:

Fees and funding





Please submit your application at least two weeks prior to the programme start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organisational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. LSSE expects the full commitment of the participant and their organisation because our programmes enhance the leadership capacity of the participant as well as their organisation. While participants are attending a programme, sponsoring organisations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.
This course is accredited and, to be awarded credit, you must satisfactorily complete written components. Successful students will receive credit, awarded by the Board of Studies of London School of Social Enterprise and International Affiliates. The award will take the form of an Advanced Certificate. Exceptional students will be recognised.