Lusa Social Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI) is a Level 2 BBBEE contributor, SETA accredited, Comensa recognised training provider with more than 30 years experience in promoting practical learning for social impact through business partnerships in the CSI (Corporate Social Investment) space.
We also create tailor-made programmes and bespoke strategies that transform communities into sustainable and resilient systems through training, coaching, mentoring and capacity building.
We are a training partner of choice focused on the development of leaders, businesses, and communities either in-person or through an online blended learning platform, registered with SACE and SACSSP, offering CPD points for our registered programmes.
All our social impact programmes include practical training and hands-on experience to ensure our theory is imparted in an experiential learning format, preparing our learners for real world scenarios, and providing a holistic approach to social entrepreneurship.
Lusa SEI was birthed out of Lusa Community Chest, a non-profit and public benefit organisation that leads, supports and participates in inclusive community efforts that build capacity and mobilise resources to improve lives and create long-term social change.
Lusa SEI is a vital part of the Community Chest legacy as the spirit of both entities is to transform lives and empower people to achieve their greatness, personally and professionally, creating a positive impact on our communities for the Greater Good.
Raising leaders, mediators and coaches who will inspire, empower and positively impact the world around them is at the heart of what we do.
Our values have been defined by our vision to continually transform the learning experience by making emotional and social intelligence an integral part of our full-service offering.
Our Holistic Learning Experience
Our unique learning experience is comprised of a range of short learning programmes, as well as a national qualification in community development. This is offered as interactive, blended learning that combines live online sessions with self-study via our learning platform, or face-to- face interaction combined with self-study and practical application within the community.
Training groups are kept small to ensure maximum interaction of all learners and emphasis is placed on integration of the learning by everyone.
Our in-person training is usually facilitated at a venue most convenient to most participants within the group. Our online training is facilitated via Zoom video communication for durations of time that fall within best practice, to ensure interactive and collaborative sessions.
What we do
Lusa Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides practical learning and development programmes to individuals and organisations.
The Institute endeavours to provide much needed support to the growing social sector in South Africa.
Our social impact programs offer participants opportunities to have direct contact training and skills development at our training centre coupled with hands-on experience at non profit organisations, thereby providing a holistic approach to social entrepreneurship. Our mission is to help improve lives by upskilling and empowering individuals with skills to change their lives and the lives of those surrounding them.
The development of coaching skills is a fundamental platform in:
About our Courses
Our accredited courses are focused on the pillars of leadership, business, and community development, created to develop and support upcoming leaders and business professionals from all walks of life to either grow their current businesses or start new businesses with the big picture in mind.
Our Mission ( through practical learning), is to raise leaders, mediators and coaches who will inspire, empower and positively impact the world around them.
Our course structure includes:
We currently hold accreditation with:
There are various career opportunities open to our learners who successfully complete our range of either short learning programmes or NQF Level 5 qualifications.
These potential career paths include
For more information about our courses, please visit our Online platform https://onlinecourses.lusasei.co.za/
You will be required to create a user account in order to access the platform, feel free to browse our courses and then pick one that suits your needs best. Alternatively follow the course prompts below and you will be directed to the online site.
Courses By Request
Facilitation of these programmes are subject to a minimum of 10 participants per group
Meet our Coaches and Facilitators
We are grateful to collaborate with these amazing business partners.
Lusa Community Chest is a non-profit and public benefit organisation that leads, supports and participates in inclusive community efforts that build capacity and mobilise resources to improve lives and create long term social change. In collaboration with individuals and corporate partners, Lusa Community Chest focuses on four strategic areas namely, Community Development, Education, Health and Income generation.
Our MISSION is to improve lives by mobilising the caring power of our communities to advance common good.