Social change leadership transcends organizational boundaries, works to advance systemic change, and transforms ordinary citizens into active agents of change. In doing so, this leadership opens up new public spaces for deliberation, debate and engagement.
The Social Change Leadership Institute workshops focus on the knowledge, strategy and skills emerging leaders need to be successful in work for social change.
The Institute integrates rigorous research with real-world experience to offer participants a robust understanding of the nature and tasks of social change leadership, the contexts in which it is practiced, and the opportunities and challenges leaders face in their respective areas of work. Activities include:
* Hands-on, interactive workshops that offer opportunities for reflection, peer learning, team building and planning based on personal objectives and projects for change
* Presentations by institute faculty who are established experts in nonprofit management, community organizing, team-building, communications, and strategic program evaluation
*Site visits to nonprofit organizations, cultural sites and historic landmarks across New York City
Each participant who completes the Institute receives a program certificate from the Research Center for Leadership in Action at NYU Wagner.