Date/Deadline: 16 Jul, 2020

Skills of the Modern Age invite you to join The Good People: an immersive 5-week online program for designers and innovators who want to make a difference.

With weekly interactive workshops and a range of challenging, hands-on projects and activities, this is the perfect introduction to the world of social innovation and impact. We'll explore the key ideas and frameworks you need to know, and you'll leave with a range of new changemaking skills and tools at your disposal. To learn more about this program and whether it's for you, join our free webinar on Thursday 2nd July to get the answers to all your questions!

Make change that matters.

Big, pressing social issues aren't hard to find in today's world. From the looming problems of climate change and growing inequality to more immediate crises in areas such as mental health, homelessness and race relations, the need for action to instigate positive change in our society is clear. By building your skillset as a designer and innovator, you can learn to better understand complex problems and to collaborate with others to make meaningful progress on issues that matter.

What will you learn?

The Good People covers the core skills, tools and mindsets you need to design powerful interventions for complex social issues. You're invited to join an interactive, fast-paced 90-minute workshop each week for 5 weeks, with in-depth independent tasks to complete between sessions to put your new skills and knowledge into practice.

Week 1: Insights into Social Change
Thurs 16th July, 9:30am to 11:00am AWST
You’ll explore some of the key concepts in social change work, and you'll be invited to investigate how your skills can help you to make a difference in a meaningful and sustainable way.

Week 2: Understanding Wicked Problems
Thurs 23rd July, 9:30am to 11:00am AWST
You’ll select a wicked problem you'd like to tackle, and learn techniques for rapid research and empathy to gain a deeper understanding of how people really experience that problem.

Week 3: Changing Systems
Thurs 30th July, 9:30am to 11:00am AWST
We’ll introduce you to systems thinking, and invite you to map the deeper system of structures, stakeholders and feedback that holds your problem in place.

Week 4: Making Progress
Thurs 6th August, 9:30am to 11:00am AWST
This session will address some of the myths around how social change happens, and will introduce you to a range of strategies changemakers can employ to make progress on issues that matter.

Week 5: An Impactful Life
Thurs 13th August, 9:30am to 11:00am AWST
Reflecting on your key insights from the program, you’ll be invited to think about how you can apply the design methodology to your own career in order to craft yourself a life with greater impact.

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