The TNT (Technologies for No profit Training®) didactic model answers to the current needs of professionals looking for training specific to the Third Sector. Social Change School’s training model is based on 4 pillars:
Study anytime, anywhere, not only in class
The learning method follows a “blended formula”; it is a one-year journey that follows a series of steps:
- In class, full-immersion meetings during weekends (even abroad);
- Team work (online and in class) and Project Work;
- Online learning on research material;
- Virtual lessons via webinars and webcasts;
- Career coaching and Managerial skills development;
- Collaboration and co-design with Social Change School’s main partners. By applying this “blended formula”, we can overcome the disadvantages that come with long-distance learning.
Our students study on an eLearning platform (Moodle): it can be accessed on mobile devices, is user friendly, useful and reliable in assessing results from the learning processes, well-known, widely used and recognized. Each student can access Moodle with a personal username and password; the platform offers:
- Handbooks, Didactic materials, both written and visual (videos);
- Multimedia live lessons (webinars) or recorded lessons (webcasts);
- Self-assessment: automated test tools, practical excercises;
- Updated and detailed calendar/schedule of the Master Programme;
- Didactic forum and chat.
A practical training – that can immediately be used on the labor market
Our trainers and lecturers are professionals from the best NGOs and NonProfit organizations. They deliver best practices to our students, they become part of Social Change School‘s governance and they update programmes in collaboration with the Board of Didactics.
Each trainer/lecturer is a proficient English speaker.
During the Master Programme, each student has to work on a Group Project work, which has to focus on relevant social needs that have a great social impact. The Project work must be clear and structured as if it were to be presented to potential donors or organizations for possible collaborations.
At the end of the master course, students present their project in front of a Committee of professionals.
Being Mangers in a Non Profit Sector “of value”
Social Change School’s staff supports students in designing an individual development plan to acquire managerial skills that are fundamental in building a career. Among them:
- Time management
- Public speaking and project pitch presentation
- Assertiveness and efficacy
- Conflict management
- Team work and peer assessment in order to “grow” and improve together.
While working on the Project work, during workshops in class and when learning online, students are never alone! Each student collaborates with his colleagues. Students are divided into groups of 3-5 to develop conflict management techniques, enhance collaboration within the group and improve performance levels.
Students take turns in being Team Leaders. The Team Leader has to evaluate and lead his team, at the end of his “term” he is also evaluated by his colleagues.
The assessment is anonymous, it includes credits and this kind of peer to peer evaluation will favor a constant monitoring of the students’ performance.
A system based on merit that aims at promoting and rewarding support and collaboration.