Sem:Grassroots Ldrshp Devlpmnt
The purpose of this seminar is to prepare students to support, lead, analyze, manage, or govern grassroots social change organizations. Through readings, case studies, field projects and contact with established grassroots leaders, students will learn about the ecology of grassroots organizations, factors that contribute to effective grassroots leadership, strategies for leader development and strategies to build grassroots organizational capacity. All students will participate in a field-based practicum where they can apply tools, frameworks, and theories. Grassroots organizations from varied fields including the environment, microfinance, education, health, and political action will be used for field work, case studies, and interviews. Enrollment is open to all, but preference will be given to MPA students.