Seattle University’s College of Education offers a series of practiced-based educational experiential courses that equip professionals to lead with skill, demonstrate integrity, embrace diversity and advance social justice. Course participants will learn to lead and manage social sector organizations toward sustainable growth in a socially just manner. They will master a basic competency skill level in a wide range of functional areas common to business but adapted and applied to educational and social sector organizations.
This program is for the leaders in small to medium-sized social impact organizations looking who are intent on mastering the foundations of social transformation and leadership. No previous experience or coursework is required to take these courses. Individuals who are mid-to-executive leaders in K-12 administration, private business, health care, nonprofit, or social enterprise organizations as well as aspiring social entrepreneurs transitioning into social sector leadership are encouraged to participate.
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These courses are held online and asynchronously which means participants can complete their course work when it is convenient for them. Participants will have a variety of activities each week and will be engaged with their fellow participants and instructor during the 8 weeks of the course. All coursework will need to be completed by the course end date. There is a combination of individual and group assignments, that vary from week to week in an interactive format.
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Credits and Cost
Social Transformation Leadership and Capacity Building (3 credits): This course will foster both your skills in diagnosing problems with organizational dynamics and your ability to develop and use power to get things done. Key topics of exploration include developing the personal qualities that create power; creating and managing resources, attracting allies, supporters and collaborators, and empowering change.
Measuring Social Impact and Program Evaluation (3 credits): Community stakeholders are increasing demanding that organizations seeking social change can demonstrate "outcomes, not outputs." This course is designed for social sector leaders who seek the most accurate, effective ways to measure their progress internally and communicate their results. The course will examine how to set measurable goals, different types of metrics, and how to use these measurement and reporting systems to drive organizational improvement and growth. It also covers the methods and applications of impact evaluations, which is the science of measuring the causal impact of a strategy, program or policy. As students complete the course assignments, they will create an evaluation plan for your own project.
Course credits may be applied to future graduate level course work in educational leadership at an accredited college or university.
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