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OpenSP2 Executive and Certificate Programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge and documentation you need to take the next step. We offer a number of courses designed by our faculty and research centers. Each is focused on providing learners with the content and skills needed to move ideas to action.

Programs are offered in a number of formats depending on the outcomes and program design. Each is focused both on providing new knowledge and also on connecting learners together to share insights and experiences. Programs are longer than a single course, and may include admissions requirements designed to ensure that cohorts and peers are able to connect and build on prior experience.

A transdisciplinary collaboration between SP2 and the Wharton School provides current SP2 students and alumni with a flexible opportunity to chart their own learning path, become effective leaders, and generate enduring social impact.

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The Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work Practice is designed for current healthcare social workers to gain superior knowledge and skills for work with individuals, families, and communities impacted by cancer.

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A collaboration of the University of Pennsylvania’s Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships and Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS), this is the only executive program that offers strategic leadership training tailored specifically to individuals and organizations working to make the world a safer place for women and girls.

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The comprehensive online and in-person curriculum arms students with the most cutting-edge social impact tools and frameworks to ensure that they maximize the impact of their ideas.

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This eight-month online and in-person Ivy League certificate is designed to advance students’ careers in arts and culture.

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This program is designed for grantmakers, foundation trustees, foundation executive directors/CEO’s, and other philanthropic leaders who are eager to create more social impact with their giving.

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