Program Details

RCLA’s participatory workshops focus on the knowledge, strategy and skills emerging leaders need to successfully work for social change in a global era. Topics include: LEADERSHIP SKILLS Undertaking personal assessments to determine your unique lead
Location:
New York City, United States
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Are you are committed to making changes in your community and finding new ways to approach tough social issues? Have you taken on leadership roles in your university and want to build your skills to effectively spearhead projects, lead teams and have a lasting impact? The Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA) at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is pleased to share a call for applications for the Global Social Change Leadership Institute being held July 8-20, 2012, in New York City for university and graduate students and recent college graduates. The Institute offers emerging leaders a chance to develop practical knowledge and skills to advance social justice in their communities. The curriculum draws on more than seven years of rigorous research RCLA has conducted with award-winning social change organizations about the essential role these nonprofits play in an informed and engaged civil society. Program participants learn from experts at the forefront of policy reform and advocacy, coalition building and direct service. Interactive workshops are paired with site visits throughout New York City offering participants a robust understanding of both the theory and practice of leadership and social change. Participants emerge with an understanding of social change leadership, a plan for taking action in their school or community, and a network of other advocates committed to social justice. The deadline to be considered for Early Admission is Friday, February 24, 2012 (Preferred deadline for international applicants from countries where the U.S. tourist visa application process is longer than 3 months). The deadline to apply for Regular Admission is Thursday, March 15, 2012

RCLA’s participatory workshops focus on the knowledge, strategy and skills emerging leaders need to successfully work for social change in a global era. Topics include: LEADERSHIP SKILLS Undertaking personal assessments to determine your unique leadership assets, the skills you want to develop, and practical steps to achieve immediate and long-term goals USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE Using the latest social media technology to engage constituents, connect with other leaders and increase the visibility of your work SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Developing innovative and pattern-breaking solutions to tough social issues in ways that can be taken to scale and sustained over time COMMUNITY ORGANIZING Learning about various methods for mobilizing others to pursue a better world COLLABORATION Learning about practices to bridge difference as part of leveraging resources and developing strong coalitions FRAMING Understand how framing and reframing social issues through messages and stories helps shift people’s understandings of root causes and solutions GLOBALIZATION Engaging in dialogue about topics such as power and citizenry in a global context INTERCULTURAL/DIVERSITY CAPABILITIES Drawing on culture, race and other types of diversity to enhance your personal leadership capacity and strengthen social change groups and movements

Cost:
Tuition for each participant is $3,250. Participants accepted for Early Admission will receive a $100 discount on tuition. Tuition payment includes all instruction fees, materials, housing in NYU dormitories, subway travel, travel to site visits, continental breakfast and snacks, and cultural site visit entry fees. Travel to and from New York City, visa application fees, airport transportation, lunch and dinner are not included. A limited number of need-based scholarships may be available.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
No
Scholarships Description:
Students can transfer their federal financial aid from their home institution to help pay for their tuition at NYU Shanghai. Visit the financial aid office at your home school to learn more about consortium agreements.

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