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Social Impact: 3 THINGS to Know, Read and Hear

We get it. Life is crazy and balancing out your time can be super hard. With so much going on it’s difficult stay ahead of the learning game and easy to lose track of what’s happening in the world of social impact. The trick is to stop trying to read everything out there. There’s too much. And you’re too busy. Instead, give us roughly 3 minutes and we’ll brief you on the what you need to know, read and hear. If you’re passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact, our handpicked content is all you need to stay informed and inspired.

For the week starting 16/3/2020, here’s…

What you need to KNOW:

MSDI Public Purpose Leadership Program. The world needs you to step up. This is the course you’ve been waiting for. Building on the legacy of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, MSDI ppl is a revamped program to equip participants with the tools, skills and confidence they need to lead change for a better world. This intensive, six-month program will help you build: a leadership plan to guide your future development and grow your influence, an action plan to help you tackle a significant work-related challenge and a strong network of like-minded people who will push you and hold you accountable. More than 700 people were transformed by CSL’s award-winning course. Now ppl will build on that success with a new improved program for leaders of the future.

What you need to READ:

Voices of Social Change. At a time of political unrest, environmental uncertainty, and lingering inequalities, young social change-makers are leading the way to counter today’s challenges. What are you doing to create sustainable, positive change? Voices of Social Change is a free online short course co-designed and delivered by eight young social entrepreneurs. Follow in the footsteps of these young change-makers who had an idea, a desire to make an impact, and converted that into real-world change. Today, they’re enhancing the lives of millions of people around the world.

What you need to HEAR:

Winston Churchill Fellowship. A Churchill Fellowship offers Australian citizens a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to learn more about a topic or issue that they are passionate about. As an internationally recognised award, recipients gain access to expertise from around the world. Applicants are empowered to design their own projects to explore international best practice and innovation that can be applied in Australia. There is a high level of visibility and credibility associated with being a Churchill Fellow, as well as a responsibility to share the knowledge and skills gained overseas with the Australian community. It is a competitive process, with more than 100 Churchill Fellowships awarded around Australia every year.

Jay Boolkin
Jay Boolkin

I'm passionate about positive social change and the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. I believe that for-purpose business models can become part of the mainstream and I am enthusiastic about advocating for business models that are genuinely built around a social or environmental mission.

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