II PROGRAMME ON THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE

November 14th to December 16th 2024

The programme is aimed at young entrepreneurs/business owners or those who are considering setting up their own business and want to know what the SDC and the experience of Christian entrepreneurs/business teachers can offer in guiding the creation/management of a business in accordance with the magisterium of the Church.

REDEFINING PURPOSE AND ENHANCING SOCIAL IMPACT

The objectives include: redefining and enhancing the company’s purpose, increasing its potential to generate a positive and lasting social impact, improving the skills and abilities of the company’s leader, and contributing to generating a transcendent return on investment. All of this with an innovative and dynamic methodology, taught by business leaders and professors with extensive experience in all the key dimensions of business.

The programme, because of its short duration, assumes that students already have the basic knowledge necessary to set up and launch a business, and builds on this to deepen the practical relevance of Christian social thought in all aspects of business. Moreover, it seeks to generate a community of entrepreneurs who can continue to deepen their understanding of all studied aspects.

  • Schedule: To be confirmed
  • Location: UFV (Universidad Francisco de Vitoria) campus.

The programme consists of 8 sessions of 6 hours each, which are expected to take place on Saturdays. All the sessions, which will take place on the UFV campus, have the same structure.

The activity has a weight of 2 ECTS credits that can be validated by Complementary Training Activities (CTA).

What do we offer?

09:00-
09:30

Optional Mass.

09:30-
09:45

Registration. Prayer. Presentation of the day's agenda.

09:45-
11:00

Catholic Thought on Business: presents the basic elements of the Social Doctrine of the Church related to the business field in a systematic and engaging way.

11:15-
12:30

Practical Cases: each professor presents a real case to the students, posing various dilemmas for them to work on from the perspective of the Social Doctrine of the Church (SDC), and it is discussed in each session by groups with the professor as moderator.

12:40-
14:00

Skills and Competencies: gives students the opportunity to develop basic entrepreneurial skills from the Catholic perspective, integrating anthropological, ethical, epistemological, and sense dimensions.

14:00-
15:30

Business Leadership Forum: each speaker gives a life testimony and engages in a colloquium with the students.

2023 PROMOTION CONTENT TABLE*

  1. Catholic Thought on Business
    Introduction to the Social Doctrine of the Church: Javier de Cendra, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business, and Government, Francisco de Vitoria University.

  2. Practical Cases ROI vs. (E)ROI:
    Armando del Bosque, International Director of His Way at Work.

  3. Skills and Competencies
    How to identify and analyze business opportunities.

  4. Practical examples:
    Julio Herrera, Associate at Huete & Co. Business Leadership Forum Bruno Bobone, President of UNIAPAC International, President, ICC Portugal, and President of Pinto Basto.

  1. Catholic Thought on Business
    The vocation of business leadership: Victor Sánchez del Real, Business expert in public relations and communication. Political experience.
  2. Practical Cases Ethical analysis of business opportunities:
    Pablo Gimeno, Managing Partner PGS and Director of the Think Tank “Economic Leaders.”
  3. Skills and Competencies Developing a service:
    Miguel Escobar Galindo, Partner at Kapitalia Inversion, strategic investment consultancy specializing in M&A operations of national SMEs. With over 15 years of experience in business management and corporate operations.
  4. Business Leadership Forum
    Julián Salcedo Gómez, president of the Real Estate Economists Forum.
  1. Catholic Thought on Business
    A company for the person: Dionisio Blasco, Planning Manager and Professor at Fundación Victoria. Professor at the Theological School.
  2. Practical Cases
    Partner search: Juan Antonio Gómez Bulé, Co-Founder and Head of Intelligence, Opinion Makers Consulting.
  3. Skills and Competencies
    Market test: Ricardo Alcón Martín.
  4. Business Leadership Forum
    Alfonso González, Founder and CEO of Qualfon.
  1. Catholic Thought on Business
    Ethics, Business, and Artificial Intelligence: Juan Antonio Perteguer, CEO and Co-founder of SLAM Universities and Trustee of the Vatican foundation “renAlssance” for the ethical development of artificial intelligence).
  2. Practical Cases
    Generating funding in coherence with the SDC: Borja Barragán, Founder Altum Faithful Investing.
  3. Skills and Competencies
    Legal aspects of the company: Alfonso Puyol, Director of the master’s degree in access to advocacy and procuratorship with specialties in business law and tax law from the Faculty of Law, Business, and Government of UFV.
  4. Business Leadership Forum
    Father Felipe Simon, diocesan priest of Barcelona.
  5.  
  1. Catholic Thought on Business
    Ethical business leadership: Alfred Sonnefeld, Professor of Anthropology and Ethics at the International University of La Rioja and postgraduate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid.
  2. Practical Cases
    ESG in the SDC: an introduction: Emilio Ayanz, Managing Partner of Creas.
  3. Skills and Competencies
    Negotiation: Juan Mateo, Director of the Chair of the Higher Institute of Negotiation, Francisco de Vitoria University.
  4. Business Leadership Forum
    Peter Freissle, President of Polydeck Screen Corporation and Founder of His Way at Work.Cátedra Instituto Superior de Negociación Universidad Francisco de Vitoria.
  1. Catholic Thought on Business
    Company and common good: Stefano Zamagni, Full Professor of Political Economy, University of Bologna.

  2. Practical Cases
    Dilemmas of the political, social, and regulatory environment: Antonio Aldrette Elizondo, Director of the International School of Anáhuac Leadership and Director of the Division of Leadership and Humanities.

  3. Skills and Competencies
    Valuations: Javier Marín Romano, CEO Singular Bank.

  4. Business Leadership Forum
    Sergio Ruiz, President Signaturit and Blazer Foundation.

  1. Catholic Thought on Business
    Entrepreneurship with faith: Carlos Jimenez, Managing Partner Jiménez-Muñoz & Garnica Abogados and Vice President of Business Social Action (ASE).
  2. Practical Cases
    Corporate governance: person-centered culture: Joao Pedro Tavares, President, ACEGE and Non-Executive Board Member, Santander Group.
  3. Skills and Competencies
    Leadership and change management: Antonio Iturmendi, Managing Partner Spain Crestcom International and Professor of Marketing and Sales, Faculty of Law, Business, and Government, Francisco de Vitoria University.
  4. Business Leadership Forum
    Javier Fernández-Cid, President Business Social Action and Member of the Board of Directors and Steering Committee of Mapfre Reinsurance, of the Board of Directors of Mapfre Assistance, and of the Board of Directors and Audit and Risk Committee of Groupe Vaudoise Holdings.
  1. Catholic Thought on Business
    Companies and the economics of Francis: Luigino Bruni, Full Professor of Applied Economics and coordinator of the Doctorate in Civil Economics at Lumsa University in Rome.
  2. Practical Cases
    Integral and sustainable development: Ignacio Barriendos, Founder and CEO DoGoodPeople.
  3. Skills and Competencies
    Scaling: Ignacio Barriendos, Founder and CEO DoGoodPeople.
  4. Business Leadership Forum
    María Lladró, specialist in Family Boards and Boards of Directors, member of the Ganivet Forum.
  • Academic authorities
    • Sergio Ruiz, President Signaturit and Blazer Foundation.
    • Joaquín Vázquez, General Director, Nemesio Diez Morodo Foundation.
    • Javier Fernández-Cid, President Business Social Action and Member of the Board of Directors and Steering Committee of Mapfre Reinsurance, of the Board of Directors of Mapfre Assistance, and of the Board of Directors and Audit and Risk Committee of Groupe Vaudoise Holdings.
    • Ramón Fonte, Managing Director HWAW Spain. CEE Representative
    • Javier de Cendra, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business, and Government, Francisco de Vitoria University.
    • María de los Ángeles Muñoz Martínez, Executive Director, Isabel la Católica School of Government and Leadership.

*2024 PROMOTION CONTENT TABLE PENDING CONFIRMATION

ALLIANCES AND COLLABORATIONS

PREVIOUS PROMOTIONS

profesorado

Daniel Sada Castaño

Presidente de la Escuela de Gobierno y Liderazgo

Javier de Cendra

Presidente Ejecutivo de la Escuela de Gobierno y Liderazgo

María Ángeles Muñoz

Directora Ejecutiva de la Escuela de Gobierno y Liderazgo

ACCESS AND ADMISSION TO THE DEGREE COURSE

Completion of a simple form.

Submission of an up to date CV.

Submission of a motivation letter, detailing the company or start-up created and/or run by the candidate, as well as an explanation of how their activity relates to the fundamental principles of the SDC (Social Doctrine of the Church).

Attach a letter of recommendation.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please see the information in the following section.

2023 SCHOLARSHIPS*

The Isabel la Católica School of Government and Leadership has a system of scholarships that can cover from 50% to 100% of the tuition fees, with the cost of the programme valued at 2100 euros.

The scholarship system is as follows:

As well as fulfilling the conditions for admission, a letter of recommendation from an employer will be required, justifying in detail and with verifiable evidence the company’s potential to contribute to the common good and its consistency in practice with the SDC. The candidate will be informed whether the scholarship has been awarded.

An 80% scholarship is available by adding a letter of maximum 1200 words clearly demonstrating with concrete examples that the company or business project is consistent with SDC principles, for example in relation to its people development policy, its product development policy, its marketing and sales policy, or any other aspect of the company that can demonstrate that the company is governed – even partially – by SDC principles. This can be achieved through questions that relate basic concepts of SDC, areas of the company, and the startup or business model being developed. For example, potential responses to questions like these or similar ones could be considered:

  •  (1) How does the company’s purpose relate to the fundamental principles of SDC: solidarity, subsidiarity, the preferential option for the poor, and the common good?
  • (2) How does the principle of solidarity affect the company’s wage and salary policy? 
  • (3) What is the relationship between the preferential option for the poor and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? 
  • (4) How is the common good linked to identifying business opportunities and designing new goods and services?
  • (5) How can the alignment of the company with SDC principles be measured?


The admissions committee will read this letter and inform the candidate whether the scholarship has been awarded. The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be:

(1) Whether the letter addresses the four fundamental principles of the SDC in the responses. 

(2) The level of detail in these responses, drawing on real-life examples as much as possible.

 (3) The candidate’s level of commitment to the SDC, as revealed in the answers to the questions raised.

Admission will be decided by an admissions committee made up of the institutions that organise and collaborate in the programme: the Isabel la Católica School of Government and Leadership, the Faculty of Law, Business and Government and representatives of Acción Social Empresarial, His Way at Work, Fundación Blazer and Fundación Nemesio Diez Morodo.

La admisión se realizará por un comité de admisiones conformado por las instituciones que organizan y colaboran en el programa: Escuela de Gobierno y Liderazgo Isabel la Católica, la Facultad de Derecho, Empresa y Gobierno y representantes de Acción Social Empresarial, His Way at Work, Fundación Blazer y Fundación Nemesio Diez Morodo.

*INFORMATION ON 2024 SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE CONFIRMED

PROGRAM'S CALENDAR

Start Date:
November 14th 2024

End Date:
December 16th 2024

Schedule*:
Pending approval*

Location:
Facultad de Derecho, Empresa y Gobierno de la Universidad Francisco de Vitoria.

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