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We co-create certificate opportunities with partner institutions. Our launch certificate is the COLLABORATIVE CHANGEMAKING CERTIFICATE in partnership with the National Peace Corps Association and Ashoka U. This includes a toolbox of universal, proven, and practical resources for putting empathy, equity, and empowerment into action while working with organizations and community members. Certificate participants build and strengthen collaborative changemaking mindsets and skill sets. They get career-ready by getting community-ready. The certificate can be included in any existing community impact work, service learning program, volunteering, and the like. 

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This COLLABORATIVE CHANGEMAKING CERTIFICATE is being offered by Collaborative Changemaking Labs, National Peace Corps Association, and Ashoka U. 

 

The priority goals of this new COLLABORATIVE CHANGEMAKING CERTIFICATE are -

  • To help students and professionals get better equipped and feel more empowered as collaborative changemakers

  • To provide students and professionals with a “toolbox” of universal, proven, and practical resources for putting empathy, equity, and empowerment into action while working with organizations and community members

  • To help students and professionals volunteer/ work with purpose-driven organizations more intentionally, effectively, and sustainably

  • To help participants build and enhance essential, “future-proof” changemaking mindsets and skill sets

  • To assist college and university leadership that are supporting students volunteering with, consulting for, and/ or innovating with purpose-driven organizations/ community members

  • To help people create and nurture mutually supportive relationships

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This COLLABORATIVE CHANGEMAKING CERTIFICATE is for college and university students and professionals working/ volunteering with, consulting for, and/ or innovating with purpose-driven organizations/ community members.

 

  • This is for people who are ALREADY participating/ plan to participate in a FORMAL PROGRAM and/or for SELF-DIRECTED work/ volunteering. It’s designed for both and a hybrid of these kinds of experiences.

  • Use this on your own and/ or if you’re working with a team.

  • You don’t have to be working, volunteering, consulting for, or innovating with one dedicated organization or community. You can earn your certificate from a variety of engagements.

  • You’ll need roughly 10 total “touchpoints” with your team, an organization(s), and/ or community members.

  • You’ll have four (4) months to complete the requirements of the certificate, but you can definitely finish sooner.

  • No prior experience is required.

  • Anyone 18 years-old or older can apply.

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​COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

You’ll feel more comfortable and better able to engage with communities different from your own. You’ll activate and build your empathy “muscle” so that you’re better able to help people achieve their goals with dignity.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

You’ll gain knowledge, develop invaluable skills, and get access to tools that are applicable for any career you might choose to pursue.

SELF-EVALUATION + PROGRESS

You’ll start-off by checking in on your changemaking mindset and finish the certificate with a self-evaluation of your progress.

YOUR MINDSET

You’ll learn the mindsets required to help people and organizations become more empowered to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. Collaborative changemaking often requires a mindset shift from traditional thinking.

YOUR SKILL SETS

You’ll be empowered with a powerful and practical toolbox that you’ll put into practice with teammates, organizations, and/ or communities.​

POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS

Success requires relationships. Relationships result from collaboration. Collaboration requires conversation. The tools included in this certificate were all designed to facilitate collaborative conversations.

ARTICULATION

You’ll be able to clearly articulate what you learned, what you did, and what you achieved to potential future employers, etc.

CHANGEMAKING COACHES/ MENTORS

You’ll have access to periodic fireside chats with changemakers leading and working in myriad fields.

SOCIAL INNOVATION DESIGN

You’ll get access to and practice using universal tools for co-creating social innovations with organizations and communities.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTING

You’ll get access to and practice using proven tools and methodologies for consulting for organizations. You’ll learn how to help empower organizations to diagnose and solve problems for themselves.

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Unless you’re part of a program/ course where there’s a leader assigning activities, this is a SELF-DIRECTED and SELF-PACED process. In total, it should take approximately 22 hours of learning, reflection, and work. That said, you’ll actually be using the COLLABORATIVE CHANGEMAKING TOOLS with your team, an organization, and/or community members. So this isn’t EXTRA work. These tools should help you engage more effectively and efficiently during activities you already have planned.

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Once you're signed up and ready to get going, we'll send you the book and a link to the Google Classroom of THE COLLABORATIVE CHANGEMAKING FIELD GUIDE. There are three kinds of resources that you'll use for your certificate. ​​

COLLABORATIVE CHANGEMAKING PRINCIPLES

These help you get into the collaborative changemaking mindset. These are broadly practiced and proven principles to help you start your changemaking journey and stay on track.

COLLABORATIVE CHANGEMAKING HOW-TO CHECKLISTS

These are HOW-TO checklists for foundational collaborative changemaking mindsets and skill sets.

COLLABORATIVE CHANGEMAKING TOOLS

These help you develop and practice collaborative changemaking skill sets. These are the conversation frameworks that you’ll use with your team, organizations, and/or community members. These help you build your team, plan your work, diagnose/ prioritize problems, and design/ share innovations (solutions). There are instructions for how to use these for the three different roles you might be playing at a given point in time; volunteering, consulting, or innovating.

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