Prospectus

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Scaling for Global Impact

Course 2016-2017

Admission requirements

Admission is conditional on submission for the minor Innovation, Co-Creation and Global Impact
A knowledge of Dutch is not necessary. You should have obtained your propedeuse before starting this minor.

Description

This course helps you to define, measure and evaluate impact, and challenges you to scale your start-up globally.

This course gives you the theory and tools needed to understand the impact of your pilot project. High levels of complexity and uncertainty make it difficult to predict the impact. It is highly important to build a value case for your work by predicting, measuring and evaluating the impact of your pilot project. The goal of anticipating and measuring impact is to drive improvements that increase the value of your project to the audience it serves. This course helps you to plan better, implement more effectively, and successfully bring your initiative to scale.You will learn how to be proactive, create an environment for learning and develop an integrative approach to evaluate your efforts. Based on this information, you are able to make informed assumptions to scale your project globally.

Course objectives

After this course you will be able to:

… study the various facets of impact
… assess a project that balances people, planet and profit impact
… reflect on different ways to measure impact
… report on your study, assessment and reflection of impact
… define the impact of an initiative
… develop a method how to measure the impact
… plan how to measure the impact
… test your methods with a scientist

Timetable

Oct 12/ 10h-15h: Introduction
Nov 8/ 10h-13h: Defining impact
Nov 15/ 10h-13h: Designing for impact
Nov 22/ 10h-13h: Planning for impact
Dec 13/ 10h-13h: Evaluating impact
Dec 20/ 10h-13h: Scaling impact

Mode of instruction

Interactive lectures and workshops

Course Load

This is a rough breakdown of the course load
• 23 hours are spent on attending lectures and workshops;
• 23 hours are spent on preparing for the seminar and lectures;
• 8 hours to write an individual essay;
• 16 hours to write a group report.

Assessment method

Assessment and grading method:
• Individual essay assignment 60% of final grade
• Group report 40% of final grade
• Obligatory attendance of the seminars (Pass or Fail)
• Rounding off grades to 0,5 decimales is subject to class participation.

Blackboard

Yes

Reading list

Moore, M.H. (2012); Recognizing Public Value: Developing a Public Value Account and a Public Value Scorecard; presented during Public Value Congress Minnesota

Fontes, J. (2014). Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment (available online).

Articles assigned for specific lectures are to be announced. The order of the literature varies and is subject to change. Please check Blackboard for the latest update.

Articles assigned for specific lectures are to be announced. The order of the literature varies and is subject to change, please check Blackboard for the latest update.

Registration

You have to register for both the minor and the course in Usis. Registration for this course only is not possible.

Contact

Sjoerd Louwaars

Remarks

This course is part of the minor in Innovation, Co-Creation and Global Impact. You can only take the course as part of this minor.