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Leadership for Social Change

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Summer 2016 Schedule
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Sat, Jun 25 @ 12 - 4:30pm

Retreat | Values Based Leadership and the Social Change Model

Location: CGSE @ 6 Choate Road


Tues, Jun 28 @4:30-6:00

What is Social Change? | Change 101

Social change addresses each person's sense of responsibility to others and the realization that making things better for one pocket of society makes things better for the society as a whole. Social change stands in contrast to charity and sporadic volunteerism. Social change gives attention to the root causes of problems  rather than surface-level issues they create. Social change agents see themselves not as outsiders who help or fix others, but as fellow members of a community working to make it better. Efforts for social change involve coordinated work with many people on many fronts and often a sustained effort before any tangible results are achieved.

Location: Kemeny 006


Tues, Jul 5 @4:30-6:00

Individual Values | Consciousness of Self

Consciousness of self requires an awareness of personal beliefs, values, attitudes and emotions. Self-awareness, conscious mindfulness, introspection, and continual personal reflection are foundational elements of the leadership process.

Location: Kemeny 006


Tues, Jul 12 @4:30-6:00

Individual Values | Congruence

Congruence requires that one has identified personal values, beliefs, attitudes, and emotions and acts consistently with them. A congruent individual is genuine and honest and "walks the talk".

Location: Kemeny 006


Tues, Jul 19 @4:30-6:00

Individual Values | Commitment

Commitment requires an intrinsic passion, energy, and purposeful investment toward action. Follow-through and willing involvement through commitment lead to positive social change.

Location: Kemeny 006


Tues, Jul 26 @4:30-6:00

Group Values | Collaboration

Collaboration multiplies a group's efforts through collective contributions, capitalizing on the diversity and strengths of the relationships and interconnections of individuals involved in the change process. Participants engage across difference and share authority, responsibility, and accountability for success.

Location: Kemeny 006


Tues, Aug 2 @4:30-6:00

Group Values | Common Purpose

Common purpose necessitates and contributes to a high level of group trust involving all participants in shared responsibility towards collective aims, values, and vision.

Location: Kemeny 006


Tues, Aug 9 @4:30-6:00

Group Values | Controversy with Civility

Within a diverse group, it is inevitable that differing viewpoints will exist. In order for a group to work toward positive social change, open, critical, and civil discourse can lead to new, creative solutions and is an integral component of the leadership process. Multiple perspectives need to be understood, integrated and bring value to a group.

Location: Kemeny 006


Tues, Aug 16 @4:30-6:00

Societal Values | Community

One becomes responsibly connected to the community/society in which one resides by actively working toward change to benefit others through care, service, social responsibility and community involvement.

Location: Kemeny 006


Tues, Aug 23 @4:30-6:00

Becoming a Change Agent

What is a change agent? How do I recognize the change agent within? What is the role of self-efficacy and empowerment? How do I initiate and sustain social change?

Location: Kemeny 006

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Last Updated: 7/18/16