Online School for Social Entrepreneurship
EF launched the Online Social Entrepreneurship program in 2009 to support emerging social entrepreneurs in Iran as they create and apply innovative solutions to address pressing community problems. Utilizing an experiential learning model, participants tackle important issues such as access to education, rural development, and biodiversity protection.
The program offers a set of interactive online courses, led by subject-matter experts, on project planning and management, financial management, human resource management, and interpersonal skills. EF uses a social learning approach to spur creativity and collaboration among aspiring social entrepreneurs. Throughout the courses, participants exchange ideas, problem-solve, and offer guidance as they implement social projects in their communities. The program also offers one-on-one coaching and consultations to build local expertise on program evaluation and fundraising practices. Through this program, EF has also developed a series of practical resources on leadership skills addressing topics such as effective team-building, strategic thinking, and conflict management.