From elected officials to the CEO of Apple, leaders are now urging people in the workplace and community to participate in community and social change to help improve communities and society.  Discover how social change happens, and doesn’t, and how you can influence change. Then explore working within an established organization versus creating your own group for change. Finally, learn different change strategies and techniques to highlight issues and improve your community and society for all.

One-month course, Lisa Barrow.
 
Agenda
 
Unit 1: How Social Change Happens
-The bottom-up dynamic
-Five social change leaders and examples
-Influence versus Power
-Selecting a social change goal

Unit 2: Working Within Established Organizations
-Approaching organizational leaders
-To join, or not to join?
-Crafting a statement
-Developing a leadership strategy
 
Unit 3: Creating a Group for Change
-What you do as the leader
-Recruiting others to join
-Leading your group’s meeting
-Effective activities for social change

Unit 4: Social Change Strategies and Techniques
-Behind the scenes strategies
-Creating a public relations strategy
-Staging a public event
-Maintaining staying power

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 
 
GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access. Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
 
CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
 
ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:
  • Read the print readings 
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

DiscussionDiscussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night. Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least three times per week and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun. 
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$495.00 USD
$195 USD

Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs



About Your Instructor


Dr. Lisa M. S. Barrow is an international workplace bullying expert.  She is the author of two books titled “In Darkness Light Dawns: Exposing Workplace Bullying”, and “Hope For A Healthy Workplace”.  She is known to some as “The Rosa Parks of the workplace”.  Dr. Barrow spends countless hours assisting bullied employees regain their strength, hope and lives as a result of their bullying experiences.  She also assists organizations in creating a bully-free environment by providing training and guidance.  Dr. Barrow is passionate about creating healthier workplaces for all employees by focusing on the overall well-being of employees.

Dr. Barrow’s research reveals that workplace bullying is an ignored epidemic that is wreaking havoc in organizations throughout Canada and the US.  She has been an advocate for anti-bullying in the workplace legislation in Ontario and New York State.  She believes that anti-bullying legislation is the next logical step in protecting the human rights of Americans and Canadians.  Her research sheds light on the impact bullying has on targeted employees, coworkers, organizations and society.

Dr. Barrow has appeared on media outlets in Canada and the United States. She has written articles on workplace bullying for academic journals, newspapers and magazines. Dr. Barrow received the 2013 Northeast Marketplace Ministry Award for her workplace bullying awareness efforts. Her book “In Darkness Light Dawns: Exposing Workplace Bullying” was shortlisted for the 2010 Word Guild Award. 

Dr. Barrow provides tailored training and consultation for businesses. She can be contacted at DrLisaBarrow@gmail.com. Her website is www.drlisabarrow.com. 
 
 
Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives
-To encourage civic engagement to better communities and society
-To highlight different social change leaders and examples
-To provide effective activities to influence established organizations
-To offer keys for success in creating a group for change

Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes
  After successfully completing the course, you will:
-Have a better understanding of how social change happens
-Know how working within an organization differs from creating a group for change
-Know the techniques for influencing change within an organization
-Have a skill set in running  a group for change;
-Take away effective social change strategies and techniques

Completion Requirements