Intersession Programs at Johns Hopkins
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Leading Social Change

Overview

Learn the principles, values and skills necessary to lead and succeed in organizations that make a positive difference in today’s world. The course is designed to help students identify and provide opportunities to enhance the leadership skills. A “Blueprint for Success” will provide the framework for students to cultivate their own ideas for new socially conscious entrepreneurial ventures. The “Blueprint for Success” will culminate with a social entrepreneurial business plan competition where up to $5,000 grants may be awarded to plans for start up costs associated with new initiatives designed to enhance the JHU and Baltimore City communities. Students can enroll in the course with predetermined social change initiatives in mind or develop new initiatives in the classroom setting.   Students will hear from successful current leaders in the field of social entrepreneurship and be provided the opportunity to network with JHU alumni, faculty and staff who are working or volunteering in for-profit or non-profit entities through occupations that make a difference.

FACULTY

Dr. William Smedick

TEACHING ASSISTANT

TBD

schedule

2018 TBD
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 - 1:00 PM

PROGRAM OUTLINE from 2016

 

January 4      

Class Introduction
Networking: Community Building
Discussion: How relationship-building exercises fit into group development patterns.
Leadership Assumptions Discussion
Identification of Blueprint Projects
Blueprint Projects Expectations – Transform America Resources
Homework: Work on Purpose by Lara Galinsky (Echoing Green).

 

January 6    

Work on Purpose Cooperative Jigsaw Exercise
Leading for Social Change Personal Mapping Exercise
Leading for Social Change Skills Self-Assessment
Team Presentation Assignments
Further discussion on Blueprint for Success projects and in-class work time
Homework: Read A Three-fold Theory of Social Change by Doug Reeler (Community Development Resource Association).

 

January 7    

History and Theory of Social Change and A Three-fold Theory of Social Change discussion.
Eric Rice (Senior Lecturer; Center for Leadership Education) – Guest Speaker
Kristen McGuire (Executive Director; Baltimore Colltown Network) – Guest Speaker
Elevator Pitch Examples and Discussion (with TED Talks videos)
Homework: Team Presentations and Blueprint Pitches Refinement

 

January 11     

Elevator Pitch – Speed Pitching Exercise
The Strategies for Effective Social Transformation discussion
Blueprint for Success in-class work time

 

January 13      

JHU Alumni Guest Speakers: Jessica Turral (Founder and Executive Director of Hand to Hand) and Scott Burkholder (CEO of Project Love)
Blueprint for Success in-class work time

 

January 14      

Team Presentations on Social Change Topics

 

January 15 (Friday!)      

Field Trip - Baltimore Love Project

 

January 20      

Team Projects Work Time with Instructors

 

January 21      

Blueprint for Success Presentations
Networking Dinner and Grants Award Presentation

 

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“Learn the principles, values and skills necessary to lead and succeed in organizations that make a positive difference in today’s world.”