Social Enterprise Academy opens Hub in Australia

Social Enterprise Academy opens Hub in Australia
Social Enterprise Academy
20.05.13

The Social Enterprise Academy is now delivering its acclaimed learning and development programmes for social entrepreneurs in Australia.

Delivered by local partner Morrison’s House in Melbourne, Victoria, the Academy has three members of staff to pilot learning programmes for social enterprises and young people.

As part the replication process, Morrison’s House staff, Merryn Auldist and Helene Rooks connected and trained with the Academy’s team and associate tutors in Scotland. They have now begun adapting programmes to meet local needs, with ongoing support from the Academy core team in Edinburgh.

5000 learners from across Scotland have experienced leadership, entrepreneurship and social impact programmes with the Social Enterprise Academy since it started in 2004. Its learners are established leaders in the social economy, with dynamic organisations contributing to Scotland’s status as a world leader in social enterprise.

The Academy has developed alongside its learners, and demand from other parts of the UK and abroad for its model of learning and development means it is now exploring replication and growth.

With support from the Enterprise Growth Fund, it began working in South Africa in 2012, and is piloting work in the North of England and Northern Ireland. With Australia now set up and delivering programmes, they are keen to hear from potential local partners across the world.

To discuss potential partnerships please contact:

Neil McLean, Chief Executive on 0131 243 2670, neil@theacademy-ssea.org