Featured Course: Making Change Happen

December 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN – Building Commitment to Create Sustainability

In the next decade, we will rethink and rework our communities. We must transform systems such as energy, transportation, urban design and food in ways that are exciting, sustainable and fair to a diversity of people now and into the future.

To successfully navigate this complexity and create lasting change requires a new kind of leader. Sustainability ‘change agents’ must be able to envision the necessary changes, as well as engage and align the people responsible for taking action.

Whether a skilled sustainability champion or relative newcomer, this course will enhance your ability to influence and promote organizational and social change in support of sustainability goals. It moves from a broad theoretical overview to a detailed exploration of the skills and qualities of effective change agents, and their relations to other actors.

This course is an interactive peer learning experience. We draw on real-world cases as well as discuss strategies for taking action in your own area of interest. You will dialogue with the principal instructors and guest speakers, all of whom have lessons to share from their deep experiences with making change happen. We look forward to your active participation as we explore multiple perspectives and question, challenge and build upon readings, lectures and teaching exercises.

Other instructors: Dr. Ann McAfee, Bob Purdy, Vince Verlaan, and Nina Winham

This course is an elective in the Certificate in Sustainable Community Development. See http://www.sfu.ca/city for certificate details. Courses may also be taken individually.

Fee: $600 / SUST913

Friday–Saturday, January 21–22, 9 am–5:30 pm

Venue: SFU at Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Information and Registration: http://www.sfu.ca/city

Presented by the SFU City Program and SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development

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