The Institute for Social Capital is the services and consulting arm of Social Capital Reasearch
WHO WE ARE
We specialise in social capital and organisational culture research, training, and consulting. We work with organisations of any size, however typically the larger the organisation the more benefits will come from social capital and positive organisational cultures.
We operate at the leading edge of current knowledge on social capital and organisational culture by conducting our own research and contributing to scholarly knowledge. This is a very complicated field with relevant research being conducted in numerous disciplines including business, sociology, psychology, political science, health, environment, and a range of other areas where the concept is being applied.
OUR CORE SERVICES
We offer a range of services from conducting research programs to a variety of training and consulting services.
Helping people and communities
We have developed this website as a resource on social capital theory and research. We have hundreds of free articles designed to help people wanting to research or apply social capital, and we also offer free and premium online training courses.
Our scholarship program supports people who would otherwise not be able to access our premium online training courses.
Social capital can be applied to improve development initiatives, poverty alleviation projects, and organisational performance, to name just a few.
Improving social capital
The core of our business is working with organisations that would like to improve their social capital and organisational culture. We have the expertise to develop programs for social capital building and improvement of organisational culture.
We also provide capacity building for employees of organisations that would like to develop and implement their own programs.
Training in social capital is extremely valuable to leaders and managers as they have a significant role in creating social capital in their organisation.
FOUNDER - TRISTAN CLARIDGE
Tristan Claridge established this website in 2004 after completing his postgraduate qualification at the University of Queensland, Australia. The website quickly became one of the top resources on social capital theory, which led to frequent consulting requests from around the world. Tristan assisted projects on an informal basis while teaching at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and in 2013 started to provide services as Social Capital Research and Training.
Tristan continues to actively researching in the field of social capital and is still intently interested in the concept and its application after over 20 years researching in the field. Tristan welcomes comments, questions, and input into this website to improve the resources and is open to requests for consultation and training.