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What you will learn

  • Identify your intrinsic motivators and determine a focus area to start your social change journey

  • Explore and apply design thinking as a tool to enact social change in your community

  • Deliver a tangible, actionable plan to make a difference in yourself, your community and to the greater movement for social change

  • Expand your social change network, and reflect on and assess strengths and weaknesses in your skillset to enhance your social change journey

Skills you will gain

Self-ReflectionCreativityCritical AnalysisEffective CommunicationCollaboration and Networking

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Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours per week...

English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Week 1: Finding your Intrinsic Motivation

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 14 min), 6 readings
4 videos
Meet our social change entrepreneurs2m
What moved us to start our change journey?5m
Carolina's Journey4m
6 readings
Explore our entrepreneurs' social change projects10m
What moves you to action?2m
Connecting passion for social change to global movements10m
Activity: What is your intrinsic motivator?15m
Skills self-assessment10m
Action plan: Stage 110m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2: Community Needs Assessment

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 11 min), 5 readings
2 videos
Melanie's Journey5m
5 readings
Design thinking as a tool for the social change maker10m
Design thinking - empathize5m
Activity: Community analysis10m
Design thinking - define5m
Action plan: Stage 215m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3: First Steps Towards Action

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 8 min), 6 readings
2 videos
Gustavo's Journey2m
6 readings
Start taking action2m
Next steps in design thinking: Ideate, prototype and test5m
Ideate1m
Activity: Brainstorming session part 130m
Prototyping and testing3m
Activity: Brainstorming session part 230m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Week 4: Scaling, Business Model and Networking

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 14 min), 5 readings
3 videos
B-Lab: Scaling up our social venture from an idea to a global movemnt2m
The importance of networking and mentoring in our social change community6m
5 readings
Enhancing your social venture's impact2m
Analysing the business model canvas to plan your social venture10m
Activity: Create a lean startup business plan1m
Constructive networks10m
Your network: Action plan stage 320m

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