The Center for Social Transformation and Leadership (CSTL) seeks to empower students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members with dynamic, transformative experiences through global connections and creative pursuits.
Working with organizations and change-efforts locally, nationally and globally, CSTL aims to:
The Center for Social Transformation and Leadership was founded in 2018. The center draws support from sponsored learning activities, grants, contracts and corporate sponsors, along with gifts from clients, advisory board members, faculty, alumni, mentors, and friends of the College of Education.
The Center for Social Transformation and Leadership is within the College of Education. The work of the center aligns with the college’s mission and core values. A primary goal of CSTL is to create social impact by fostering peer and professional exchanges of ideas, engage in collaborative work and foster learning through shared experiences.
The center supports professional learning programs such as specialized courses of study and certificate offerings. Additionally, it provides technical assistance, engages in partnership-based initiatives and conducts research and inquiry to address complex social, educational and community challenges.
The center serves as a gateway for the campus and greater community members to engage in high quality, holistic learning, and leadership development.
Students will be introduced to: (a) major theories that help explain organizational theories, behaviors and leadership practices; and (b) organization development, a process for enhancing organizational and personal effectiveness through the use of value-based intervention practices that stem from the social and behavioral sciences. Enroll now
Empowering Leaders for Social Justice equips leaders to deepen multicultural perspectives of self and others, consider actions for inclusion and equity, and advance social betterment. Orients leaders to theoretical, personal, social, and professional components of social justice through exploration of literature, investigation of social justice issues, and development of a personal philosophical statement relevant to leadership for social justice. Enroll now
The Center for Social Transformation and Leadership serves as a dynamic link between the social sector community at large and Seattle University.
CSTL takes great pride in the diverse list of organizations with whom we have partnered. Our relationships with these agencies are critical to achieving our goals and we are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with such impactful organizations.
We look forward to deepening and developing partnership opportunities to advance the field of social transformation and leadership. We are working to build our community partnerships. If you are interested in becoming a partner of the CSTL, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org