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 for Social Transformation, a week-long course in which you will think broader and deeper and learn from some of the leading thinkers and organizations on perceiving and adapting to change. This new course is a partnership between the University of Washington Bothell School of Business and the Catalytic Innovators Group.
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 will benefit from the rich social innovation network of the Pacific Northwest by participating in shared activities, networking opportunities and capacity-building trainings. Over the week participants will be exposed to new and innovating thinking by faculty from the University of Washington Bothell, and interact with leadering social innovation practicioners and experts in the Seattle area. You will also visit the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, Microsoft, and Global Good and understand how these organizations are innovating and adapting to change. 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.
The new program is designed for professionals working in social good/development space. We invite you to be a part of this evolutionary approach to professional training and join a select group of participants from across the non-profit, foundation, international development, and business community.
This will be a stimulating, eye-opening, and thought provoking week 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.”
Registration closes on July 31, 2016
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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