PPS 195S.61- CHANGEMAKER LEADERSHIP
The central goal of Changemaker Leadership is to provide highly motivated students with the educational opportunity to leverage their summer immersion experiences in a transformational manner. By acting on a passion to develop a promising idea, followed by a credible proposal, a compelling plan, and action, students will create a signature personal leadership experience. The course provides the knowledge, analytical competence, and leadership skills needed to accomplish this. Grounded in the social sciences, the course integrates theory and practice. The teaching method is interactive and experiential and assumes that the students are highly motivated to be part of an action learning community. An innovative spirit drives progress in our society. Innovators demonstrate new ways to create sustainable social benefits by fusing a social mission, credible research and analysis, and effective leadership. These leaders have a clear and compelling moral purpose, they possess effective leadership skills and practical savvy, and they are emotionally engaged in their work. Above all, they embrace innovation as a way of life. The scope of public policy education is expanding to respond to the growing social and economic importance of social innovation and the need to create academic courses that address the unique challenges that social innovators face. Students need to be prepared for this new era in market-based social innovation. To realize their potential as social innovators, students need academic and co-curricular experiences that help them learn about and develop their own capacities and inspiration for social purpose innovation. A summer immersion experience and a strong commitment to act are prerequisites for admission to the course. A specific idea or proposal is not necessary.
[Areas of Knowledge: SS] PERMISSION REQUIRED