Our 8-month program offers access to tools, frameworks & resources to build and scale your social impact ideas and initiatives. In 2024, choose either a fully online program or one that includes a campus visit March 13-15. Apply no later than January 8, 2024.
Our 8-month program offers access to tools, frameworks & resources to build and scale your social impact ideas and initiatives. In 2024, choose either a fully online program or one that includes a campus visit March 13-15.
Our alternative learning opportunities—both in person and online—equip those who seek to make a social impact through the application of practical research and our community of educational partners and mentors.
Panel Discussion: Advancing Social Impact Through the Power of Sports and Entertainment
Sports and entertainment industries offer powerful tools for bringing communities together and creating positive change. This panel features industry leaders working to create social impact at varying scales and from unique vantage points, including corporate social responsibility, marketing, technology, finance, and arts and culture. Through an interactive panel discussion, we will explore innovative approaches to creating impact through sports and entertainment and important considerations for building relationships with athletes, celebrities, and funders. Participants will walk away from this online event with new ideas about the possibilities and potential of sports and entertainment as forces for good.
Workshop: Aligning Purpose and Presentation: Auditing Digital Media for Social Impact
Our online presence is often the first way people learn about our organizations, ventures, or even ourselves as individuals. For mission-driven organizations and ventures, aligning digital outreach with social impact goals and reaching key stakeholder audiences can feel challenging. In this workshop, participants will learn how to conduct a Digital Media Audit. This tool facilitates a systematic, holistic examination of an organization’s online presence, with the goal of assessing the relationship between digital practices and mission. Participants will have the opportunity to audit a sampling of their own digital practices, as well as the digital practices of their stakeholders. They will leave the session with a Digital Media Audit worksheet to continue their analysis beyond the workshop and facilitate strategic communications plans with their team.
Workshop: Persuasive Communication: Telling Stories of Personal Purpose and Impact
Over the last year, people all around the world have responded to the pressures of the pandemic by carving out space for novelty in their careers, communities, and homes. How do we communicate these changes to others? This workshop will address how we communicate the people, values, and lessons that matter to us most, whether at work, or in other dimensions of our lives.
Workshop: Kindly Critical: A New Approach to Motivating Yourself and Others
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This workshop will present the latest research on self-compassion, as well as reference a series of related behavioral change approaches that build off self-monitoring, self-assessment, and self-kindness principles. Attendees will leave this workshop with a preliminary understanding of the potential impact and limitations of self-compassion focused interventions, a series of tangible exercises that can be applied to either one’s self or teams, and a greater sense of confidence in implementing these practices in our day-to-day lives.
Workshop: Finding Your Facilitation Flow: Techniques to Ease Connections
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Faced with increasingly complex problems, teams today rely on connection and collaboration to find acceptable solutions. Effective facilitation has become a necessary skill and practice toward this end. Drawing on a decade of experience, CSIS facilitators Anna Dausman and Kaveh Sadeghian present some of their own beliefs and practices around facilitation and convening.
Workshop: Real Talk: Navigating Rest and Reentry in Times of Transition
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In this workshop, we ask participants to conduct a “wellness audit” and set an intention for routines and priorities in the days ahead. The framework we share is for anyone with questions about what life will look like as pandemic restrictions are lifted, as well as for anyone going through a life transition more broadly.
Join us for the 2021 Racial Equity & Philanthropy Panel, organized by the Nonprofit Leadership Master’s Program and CSIS. We hope this conversation leads to greater insights on the role of philanthropy in furthering racial justice.
Alumni of CSIS programs, including the Executive Programs, Penn Social Impact House, Penn Impact Lab, and Global Social Impact House, are invited to join our private professional group to network and collaborate.