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INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-696
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

SIS-696
001
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Professional Competences II

This course is the second of a three-semester course sequence dealing with the key skills and competences required of social entrepreneurs. Topics covered include self-assessment and career development, creating and implementing a personal development plan, network-building, and applying positive psychology. Prerequisite: admission to MA in Social Enterprise.

SIS-696
002
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Impact Investing

This course covers the core principles involved with investing for societal as well as economic impact. Intended for students interested in pursuing careers in social finance, philanthropy/nonprofit, investment management, or responsible banking, the course provides an overview of the impact investment market as well as the practical application of the core principles of the sector. Students explore the due diligence and deal structuring required for investing in social enterprises, what is involved in developing an investment portfolio for an organization or a fund, and the basic investment decisions behind it.

SIS-696
001
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Professional Competences I

This course is the first of a three-semester course sequence dealing with the key skills and competences required of social entrepreneurs. Topics covered include self-assessment and career development, creating and implementing a personal development plan, network-building, and applying positive psychology.

SIS-696
002
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Professional Competences III

This course is the third of a three-semester course sequence dealing with the key skills and competences required of social entrepreneurs. Topics covered include self-assessment and career development, creating and implementing a personal development plan, network-building, and applying positive psychology.

SIS-696
N01
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

The Change Agent's Toolkit

Consultants and activists stimulate positive change in organizations from the outside, leaders effect change from within. What these change agents have in common are skills in sizing-up a situation, developing creative solutions, and building a base of support. This course compares and contrasts the variety of change models consultants, activists, and organization leaders employ, along with the theories and assumptions that underlie them. Special attention is given to the effective use of hard and soft power to influence people and outcomes. Students acquire a repertoire of models they can employ along with an understanding of which ones make most sense when.