Acumen

We created +Acumen to give people a meaningful way to ‘Add Acumen’ to their lives, and our online courses are a new way to do just that. With 7+ years of experience running our flagship Acumen Global Fellows Program, we saw an opportunity to use online tools to scale the impact of our traditional leadership development programs to equip more emerging leaders with the tools, knowledge, and networks to change the way the world tackles poverty. At Acumen, leadership begins with moral imagination: the humility to see the world as it is, and the audacity to imagine the world as it could be. Combined with operational skills and financial skills, our courses aim to equip emerging change leaders with the tools to change the way the world tackles poverty and build a world based on dignity.

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Business Models for Social Enterprise (NovoEd)

Jan 10th 2017
Business Models for Social Enterprise (NovoEd)
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You've come up with an amazing prototype for a new product or service that could benefit villagers in rural Kenya or slum dwellers in India. Now how do you figure out if there is a sustainable business model to get this innovation into the hands of your customers? This [...]
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Social Entrepreneurship 101: Discovering Your Passion and Path to Change the World (NovoEd)

Jan 10th 2017
Social Entrepreneurship 101: Discovering Your Passion and Path to Change the World (NovoEd)
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Ever dream of changing the world or making a difference? You are invited to roll up your sleeves and join a group of entrepreneurs on a journey to change lives by changing systems. In this 4 week course from +Acumen, you'll learn to apply entrepreneurial skills to social problems [...]
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Networking Leadership 101: Building Your Core Professional Network (NovoEd)

In this 4 hour course from +Acumen and the Center for Creative Leadership, you'll complete interactive diagnostic activities that will help you and your team unearth the social capital & relationships that you bring to the table. You'll be exposed to new data visualization tools for mapping your network; [...]
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Storytelling for Change (NovoEd)

Jan 10th 2017
Storytelling for Change (NovoEd)
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Acumen and The Ariel Group have created a hands-on course to help you develop your practical skills as a storyteller. Whether you work in an office making presentations in the boardroom, as a teacher with 30 to 300 students, interacting with customers, or one-on-one with individuals, using the elements [...]
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Jan 10th 2017
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Lean Data Approaches to Measure Social Impact (NovoEd)

Nov 1st 2016
Lean Data Approaches to Measure Social Impact (NovoEd)
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Social enterprises and non-profit organizations often collect data to satisfy funders and create glossy reports, rather than to improve impact for the people they aim to serve. What if it didn't have to be this way? For the past 2 years, Acumen has been applying lean experimentation principles to [...]
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Entendiendo el Impacto Social: la forma en que Acumen mide y analiza el impacto social (NovoEd)

Aug 30th 2016
Entendiendo el Impacto Social: la forma en que Acumen mide y analiza el impacto social (NovoEd)
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+Acumen desarrolló este curso conjuntamente con el Grupo de Impacto de Acumen para ayudar a responder estas preguntas: '¿Qué significa crear impacto social?' '¿Cómo es el proceso?' y '¿Por qué medir el impacto social y qué medir?' Este curso se centra en la forma como Acumen mide el impacto [...]
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Design Kit: Prototyping (NovoEd)

Jul 26th 2016
 Design Kit: Prototyping (NovoEd)
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Human-centered design is a process that starts with the people you're designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor-made to suit their needs. Prototyping is a crucial part of this process. Building prototypes gives you a chance to get your ideas out of your head and [...]
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Contar Historias para el Cambio (NovoEd)

Acumen and El Grupo Ariel han desarrollado este curso práctico para ayudarle a desarrollar sus habilidades para narrar historias. Independientemente de que usted trabaje en una oficina haciendo presentaciones en la sala de juntas, sea profesor de 30 o 300 alumnos, interactúe con clientes, o se relacione con personas [...]
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Lean Startup Principles for Social Impact (NovoEd)

Lean for Social Change is an 4-week course inspired by the Lean Launchpad Class pioneered by Steve Blank. In this course you will learn how to test, validate, and adapt your vision of change to ensure you're creating the greatest impact and investing your time in something that truly [...]
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Making Sense Of Social Impact: Acumen's Building Blocks For Impact Analysis (NovoEd)

Mar 8th 2016
Making Sense Of Social Impact: Acumen's Building Blocks For Impact Analysis (NovoEd)
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What does social impact mean? How does Acumen assess social impact when considering potential investments? How can you apply the same concepts elsewhere? One of the most common questions we get is how we measure our impact. Is it just the number of lives impacted? How do we know [...]
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