As co-founder of the Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society, alongside Professor David A. Kirby, I am really proud to share that we have just this morning launched the first iteration of our foundation level online course ‘Principles of Harmonious Entrepreneurship’ at the 15th Enterprise Educators UK International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference at Aston University.
Part-funded by Enterprise Educators UK’s Richard Beresford Bursary, and the UWTSD Harmony Institute it is supported by UWTSD’s International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development (IICED), is aimed at educators and students, but open to all. We are greatly indebted for the time and skills of our HES Project Advisor Paul Ranson who supported the video content, and to our Society advisors, Professor David Cadman, Dr Iman El-Kaffass, and Associate Professors Dr Kathryn Penaluna and Dr Nicholas Campion.
Participants will be exposed to the key principles of ‘Harmonious Entrepreneurship’ as a precursor to supporting or launching a Harmonious Venture. Those who are inspired by the concepts are invited to contact the Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society (HES) for more information, as we plan to build in more proactive support for harmonious venture development.
Designed to be completed at the participant’s own pace, there are 10 sessions of content. Themes include Entrepreneurship & Enterprise, Harmony, Systems Thinking, the EntreComp competences, Integrating the SDGs, Ethics, and Creativity. There is a mix of short videos, case studies, extended reading and further signposting to resources. Participants are invited to leave any comments, feedback and recommendations for further detail in the ‘Leave a Reply’ space of each page.
Our next goal is to launch a student competition that will combine training workshops with an opportunity to identify and launch an innovative, commercial venture that will address, holistically, the interconnected elements in the sustainability challenge.
Your can access the course via the link: https://harmonious-entrepreneurship.org/welcome-principles-of-harmonious-entrepreneurship-course/
A proud day for me given conversations and reflections following the Emergent Thinkers.com interview ‘The mind behind entrepreneurial mindset education’ with Professor David sparked the initial idea for the MOOC.