Here is an incredible opportunity for anyone committed to acting against social injustice and deepening their leadership skills.
This fall Olivia Chow will be teaching SSH502: Community Action Research, a 3-month credit course at Ryerson University on community leadership, organizing and action. This course teaches hands-on organizing skills so you can inspire your community to take action for social change. This course will be supported by a team of experienced organizers who will provide small group and one to one coaching.
If you feel strongly about social justice and want to make a difference, SSH 502: Community Action Research is the course for you.
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates: Every Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020 to Dec 16, 2020
Fees: Domestic Fee $579.26; International Fee $1,681.24
During the course, you will learn the five critical leadership practices:
- How to articulate a story of why you were called to lead, a story of those whom you hope to mobilize, and a story of action: self, us, and now.
- How to build intentional relationships as the foundation of purposeful collective actions, including how to recruit and retain volunteers.
- How to structure your team with shared purpose, ground rules and roles for effective leadership.
- How to strategize and turn your resources into the power you need to achieve clear goals.
- How to translate strategy into measurable, motivational, and effective action.
This course connects the classroom with the community to explore questions at the forefront of social action. Students will be introduced to ways of thinking and scholarship that will cut across disciplines, combine theory and practice, encourage collaboration, and work with the ambiguities of the real world. Students will strengthen their self-awareness, leadership skills, and capacities to research and communicate effectively about complex social issues.
This training has given me the opportunity to meet like-minded people to network and put my plans into action. Expect some change Toronto.
This course is intended for students interested in learning how to lead social change through collective action. Students with a strong commitment to the community, organization, or goals on behalf of which they are working will be most successful. All class members will be asked to work with either an existing project or develop a conceptual yet practical project for future implementation. The project does not have to exist outside of the classroom, however, we expect this project to stem from an area of personal connection or passion.