Participants in RCLA's 2011 Global Social Change Leadership Institute
The Institute integrates rigorous research with real-world experience to offer participants a robust understanding of the nature and tasks of social change leadership and the contexts in which it is practiced.
Senior leaders from across the field of public service facilitate hands-on workshops in which participants can learn from and connect with other dynamic changemakers.
Through interactive workshops, participants evaluate their own leadership values and strengths, dialogue with other emerging leaders working in a variety of cultural and political contexts, and deepen their understanding of how to have an impact on current issues.
Over the course of two weeks, participants form close relationships with other committed advocates and activitists.
The Global Social Change Leadership Institute is taught by faculty with deep and rich experience working for social change and facilitating individual, team and organization-wide learning and development.
The Institute's interactive workshops offer opportunities for reflection, peer learning, team building and planning based on personal objectives and projects for change.
Together, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of how social change leadership practices transform communities.
The Social Change Leadership Institute workshops focus on the knowledge, strategy and skills emerging leaders need to be successful in work for social change.
Through the Institute, each participant develops an action plan for addressing a pressing issue in their community.
Participants in the Global Social Change Leadership Institute offer a variety of perspectives from around the world and across the United States.
Learning at New York University offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the best of the New York City and to study leadership from a global perspective.
The Global Social Change Leadership Institute offers an opportunity to learn about emerging leadership theories and models.
Each participant who completes the Institute receives a program certificate from the Research Center for Leadership in Action at NYU Wagner.
Participants learn from experienced public service professionals at the forefront of policy reform and advocacy, coalition building, direct service, and community organizing.
New York City is a world-class laboratory for learning about leadership and public service.
For many participants, the Institute is a chance to step back from their daily work, learn new strategies and make new connections.
Institute participants stay at the NYU dorm.
Institute participants learn about their own leadership styles and strengths as they experience work for the public good in a global center for public service innovation.
Site visits to nonprofit organizations, cultural sites and historic landmarks across New York City are an essential part of the Institute.
Courses focus on essential topics such as using social media for social justice, community organizing and building strong coalitions to leverage resources.
Institute participants build relationships with a broad network of committed advocates working on social justice issues.
Participants apply what they have learned about the theory and practice of social change leadership to action plans that address issues in their home communities.