This exciting new certificate program will explore the changing dynamics of social investments and provide insights to create the next wave of innovation and progress.
We invite you to participate in Accelerating Social Transformation, a 3-day institute in which you think more broadly and deeply about the major challenges change-makers face and to learn from leading thinkers and organizations how they perceive and adapt to change. You will co-create approaches to function much more effectively as you navigate the complex environment in which you operate.
The Institute is offered through The School of Business at the University of Washington, Bothell, and the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, in partnership with the Catalytic Innovators Group. The Institute will also feature guidance from world class change-makers from the Seattle area who are having both local and global impact.
The program is curated and facilitated by Dr. Akhtar Badshah a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in international development managing a corporate philanthropic program and co-founding a global nonprofit for social enterprise. Badshah has taught architecture and urban development at MIT and is a published author, and an acclaimed international speaker. View more featured experts.
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Participants also will benefit from the rich social innovation network of the Pacific Northwest by participating in shared activities, networking opportunities, and capacity-building exercises. Over the three-day program, participants will be exposed to innovative thinking by faculty from the University of Washington and interact with leading social innovation practitioners in the Seattle area, including from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, GlobalGood, Tableau Software, and others. Visit our Experts page to learn more about the professionals leading this program.
We are going through enormous changes in society and many of them have been driven by access to and development of technology. As a result, it is possible for one or few individuals to create change on scale that was previously inconceivable, or only a large organization or entity could undertake. This has given rise to a new set of funders who are looking to create a paradigm shift in how we design and implement social programs. Participants will discover new approaches to social development and learn how to combine innovative solutions with technology and policy for maximum impact.
Accelerating Social Transformation is designed for mid-career professionals working in or contemplating a switch to the social development space. We invite you to be a part of this novel approach to professional development training and join a select group of participants from across the non-profit, foundation, development, and business communities.
The Institute is designed to be a stimulating, eye-opening, and thought-provoking experience that will help you return to work energized and inspired with fresh thinking and new tools to accelerate the social transformation of the projects you are working on.
As mid-20th century philosopher and writer Ken Kesey said, “You're either on the bus or off the bus.”
And a special thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Chamber Corporate Citizenship Center
Registration closes on July 31, 2017
From Heraclitus to Andy Grove, leaders have always known that the only way forward is through change. Today’s leader not only must know best practices, but also have/possess a savvy comprehension of the peculiarities of each situation, the ability to define a relevant problem or set of problems, and then deploy the necessary skill sets to develop a contextualized response.
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