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Edgewood College Social Innovation & Sustainability Professional Development Offerings
Summer 2017

Developing Youth Community Leaders
InstructorRoxie Hentz, Founder of CEOs of Tomorrow, has 25 years of experience as a teacher, teacher-mentor, non-profit director, and professor

Course Description:  More and more, kids want to make a positive impact in the world by addressing problems they see in their communities. Even better is making that impact through an activity that earns money (or provides other resources) while also supporting the cause. This interactive course provides teachers, parents, and community/faith leaders with the tools needed to help their youth or youth group plan, organize and launch a real business-like venture that solves a social problem or benefits society. Leave the course with group-created, ready-to-use templates and activities that guide you in teaching your youth how to take the passion they feel about a cause and transform it into something that changes the world for the better.
Dates: Saturdays, July 8 and July 15, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Predolin 306 | Edgewood College, Monroe Street Campus
Cost: $350 (materials included)  Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 1 week prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.
Optional Graduate Credit: This course is eligible for 2 graduate credits at an additional cost of $180 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.

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Fall 2017

Introduction to Mindful Leadership- 6 week course 

Instructor: Dr. Lisa Baker is a psychologist, consultant, mindfulness teacher and facilitator
Course Description:  Learn how mindfulness concepts and practices can help us cultivate our natural abilities to lead with excellence. This course provides a deep exploration of mindfulness practices aimed at cultivating our awareness, focus, authenticity and compassion - qualities that enhance our ability as leaders to create trusting and innovative environments. Participants will explore how to apply these qualities to enhance their professional and personal lives, including creating more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments.

Key Components of the Course:

  • Experiential learning - through a variety of in-class and home mindfulness practices; leadership frameworks are integrated during class in an applied, relevant manner.
  • No prescriptive guidance – instead, participants practice supporting each other’s work and growth through deep listening, inquiry, and sharing of lived experiences - skills central to mindful leadership.
  • Meeting you where you are - participants are offered a range of ways to integrate mindfulness into their lives so that it does not become “one more thing to do;” rather, it’s an opportunity to try new ways of being with and responding to ourselves and each other, even if for a few minutes at a time.

Dates: Mondays, Sept. 18, 2017-Oct. 23 | 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Mazzuchelli Hall, Room 104 | Edgewood College, Monroe Street Campus
Cost: $350 (materials and light snacks included) Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 1 week prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.
Optional Graduate Credit: This course is eligible for 2 graduate credits at an additional cost of $180 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.

 

Design Thinking  | In collaboration with Design Concepts

Instructors: This course is taught by a team of professionals from Design Concepts.
Course Description: Unleash and harness your creative energy to help you and your organization solve difficult problems. Participants in the class will learn the basics of Design Thinking and how to use it to create new ideas, open up new possibilities and fuel creativity when feeling stuck. Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving. It ensures that you are solving the right problems and asking the right questions to most effectively meet the needs of those who will be served by a new product, service, process, or program. Design Concepts is an award-winning Madison-based design firm specializing in full-service product design and strategic innovation and consultancy. 
Date: Fridays, Oct. 6 (8:00-10:30am), Oct. 20 (8:00-10:30am) and Nov. 3(8:00am-Noon)
Location: Location-TBD | Edgewood College, Monroe Street Campus
Cost: $525. Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 1 week prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.
Optional Graduate Credit: This course is eligible for 1 graduate credit at an additional cost of $180. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.

 

Developing Youth Community Leaders

InstructorRoxie Hentz, Founder of CEOs of Tomorrow, has 25 years of experience as a teacher, teacher-mentor, non-profit director, and professor
Course Description: See how youth, community and business collide as you learn to guide your students in opening a real classroom business-like venture that solves a social problem or benefits society. Leave the course with ready-to-use detailed lessons, interactive activities and group projects - all of which have been aligned to math, literacy, entrepreneurship and 21st Century standards.

Dates: Saturdays, October 21 and 28  | 9am-1pm. 
Location: | Edgewood College, Monroe Street Campus
Cost: $350 (materials included)  Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 1 week prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.
Optional Graduate Credit: This course is eligible for 2 graduate credits at an additional cost of $180 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.

 

Participatory Leadership

Instructors:  Jeffrey Lewis and Grant Abert
Course Description: The Art of Participatory Leadership is a response to a world that is becoming increasingly complex and diverse, where innovations and solutions are coming not just from one leader or viewpoint, but from a more inclusive field of collective intelligence. The Art of Participatory Leadership offers a complementary approach to the traditional tools of planning, results-based management, monitoring and managing performance. It is an invitation to find new understandings and approaches in the creative tension between chaos and order - just enough chaos to allow the creation of newness with just enough order to guide ideas toward wise action.

This course offers you the opportunity to enhance your own practice of inviting, designing, and leading meaningful conversations in your work and communities that lead to clearer thinking, intelligent solutions and group coherence. Over four sessions, we will practice and explore participatory methodologies such as Circle, World Café, Open Space, Appreciative Inquiry, Powerful Questions and Harvesting. These tools can be applied to your current projects and used to support leadership and learning in your group, community or organization. This introductory course introduces a variety of practices and interactive processes to generate fresh thinking, restore trust and create shared commitment to wiser action. 


Come ready to challenge your assumptions, be in deep conversation, and find new practices for creating the change you seek in yourself, your organization, your community and the systems we care about.

Dates and Times: Fall Semester –Exact dates coming soon.
Location: Edgewood College, Monroe Street Campus
Cost: TBD. Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 1 week prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.
Optional Graduate Credit: This course is eligible for graduate credits at an additional cost of $180 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.

Contact Ashleigh Ross for more information on this course.

 

Engaging Emergence: personal practices to learn forward together

Instructor:  Marian Farrior, Julie Swanson
Course Description: Engaging emergence is about co-creating space for intentional, grounded, and collaborative learning.  This course is for wayfinders and edgeworkers.  If you want to deepen your work and life moving forward and find yourself at the edges of systems..…this course is for you.

We will focus on our inquiry on three emergent practices.

  • Be Curious
  • Widen the Lens
  • Change the Story

We will intentionally integrate: Self Care, Reflection, Multiple Ways of Knowing, and Resilience. This course will be holistic and experiential as we practice different techniques for exploring our questions, perspectives, and stories.

We will draw upon wisdom from Emergent Strategy (adrienne marie brown),  Theory U ( Otto Scharmer), Emotional and Social Intelligence (Daniel Goleman), and Social Permaculture (Looby Macnamara and others). Coursework may involve some readings and reflection questions.
Dates and Times: Fall Semester –Exact dates coming soon.
Location: Edgewood College, Monroe Street Campus
Cost: TBD. Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 1 week prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.
Optional Graduate Credit: This course is eligible for graduate credits at an additional cost of $180 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.

Contact Ashleigh Ross for more information on this course.