Emerging Trends in Social Purpose Organisations

This module will be a primer of the latest trends and framework in social financing, social innovation, collaborative philanthropy and industry terminologies for strategic giving and business sustainability.  This includes an understanding of how social purpose businesses curate strategic giving program and in managing its volunteers and the operational issues in identifying stakeholders and risk management in the new digital world. 

At the end of the module, students will be able to gain relevant insights, as well as a vast array of highly practical techniques frameworks and policies that are being used in the field to govern the delivery of innovative programmes, including the delivery of remote/automated services.

Emerging Trends in Social Purpose Organisations is a module selected from the Specialist Diploma in Digital Social Service. It enables participants to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills without the need to pursue a full specialist diploma. As this is a stackable course, participants may choose to complete the remaining modules within the validity period, of 2 years, to be awarded the full Specialist Diploma qualification.

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Commencement Date Duration Mode and Venue Schedule Application Start and End Date
June intake 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Face-to-face at RP ACE @ Woodlands / Singapore University of Social Sciences / Online learning
Two to three times a week (weekdays)
June intake: Jan –Mar

Application outcome will be released at least 3 weeks prior to course commencement

Full Course Fee (Others) Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens OR Singapore PR Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below OR Singapore PR
$722.25 $72.23 $81.68 $216.68

•Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
•All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
•From 1 July 2020, Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) and fee subsidy under WTS will cease. WTS will be replaced by Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS). For more information on WSS, please refer to https://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-skills-support-scheme-individuals.html.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants.

All information is accurate at the time of publishing.

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Last updated on 17 Jul 2023

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