Seven reasons for a social and community leadership programme
By Dr John Fenaughty
After our first year into our newest programme at the school, this feels like a great opportunity as Programme Co-Leader to reflect on seven reasons for the programme and to share some thoughts from the first cohort of students.
There are many reasons for the launch of this programme, including:
2. Social innovation is now seen as a critical tool to deliver a more socially just world. Social innovation focusses on developing new interventions to solve these problems. Social innovation recognises that it is by co-designing with others, especially those who are directly affected by the issue, that we can better create and develop new ways to produce change. This programme includes a core course that develops critical social innovation competencies and experience.
4. The ability to produce effective innovation is improved when innovators have advanced subject matter expertise in their domain of interest. This programme has been developed to enable students to select subjects from across the University to support their particular social and community leadership focus.
6. Social change is based on systematic research, methodology, and planning. We need more leaders and social change advocates who can use research to develop, demonstrate and share the changes we need in the world.
The videos below share students’ perspectives on the first year of the programme:
Find out more about the programme Master of Social and Community Leadership here.
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