Leading Sustainable Community Transformation Specialization

The ability to engage stakeholders is an increasingly important competency that requires tact, strategy, collaboration, and high quality communication skills. Solving complex problems effectively, appropriately, and in a timely manner requires a major shift in mindset, moving away from siloed, discipline-specific methods.The three courses in this specialization are designed to provide a foundation for approaching complex problems, engaging with stakeholders, and providing tools to collect and analyze data to solve community transformation challenges holistically.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- L​earners will master techniques to collect data that can be used to inform your work and stakeholder interaction.
- L​earners will know how to develop a practical, place-based strategy for stakeholder engagement.
- L​earners will apply systems thinking for project management.
- L​earners will be able to explain how to build rapport and trust with stakeholders and how to work as a consultant in a team environment.

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