Make Change Happen (FutureLearn)

Make Change Happen (FutureLearn)
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This course is aimed at activists and change agents with a personal or professional interest in how change happens, and who want to be more effective at delivering change for good.
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Make Change Happen (FutureLearn)
Understand how power dynamics, collaboration, opportunity and action can tackle injustice and bring positive change. Learn what drives positive social change in your role as a changemaker. If we want to make effective and lasting social change, we must understand power dynamics, social systems and how change really happens.

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This course will help you to understand the context of your situation, along with your existing sources of power and influence. You’ll be guided by examples of successful international movements and local community action - connecting with other changemakers around the globe.

Ultimately, you’ll finish this course equipped with the skills you need to spot and act upon opportunities - bringing about the change you want to see in your community and the world.


What topics will you cover?


Week 1 - What kind of change are we talking about, understanding change, changemakers and their stories, and different forms of change.

Week 2 - Understanding the context of change, looking at what context is, and the change you would like to see.

Week 3 - Taking a power and systems approach, defining power, the tools for analysing power, and understanding systems.

Week 4 - The power of collective action, working in partnership with others, and what drives a changemaker.

Week 5 - Spheres of influence, understanding influence, and where the power lies.

Week 6 - Developing strong stories for change, influencing strategies, and developing messages.

Week 7 - Taking action to make change happen, strategy and tactics, developing your action plan, and the steps to implement your plan.

Week 8 - Tackling challenges and taking your next steps, reflecting on change, overcoming challenges, and staying inspired and focused.


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Explain key ideas about systems, power and how change happens

- Explore where the potential for change lies

- Identify key openings and opportunities to bring about change

- Apply and understand a broad range of ways to bring about change

- Contribute, connect and collaborate with other change makers around the globe

- Develop and increase confidence to organise and lead others to take action for social justice

- Engage in a personal change action



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Course Auditing
39.00 EUR
This course is aimed at activists and change agents with a personal or professional interest in how change happens, and who want to be more effective at delivering change for good.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.