Course Catalog

MPAG8542

Communicating Social Change

This two-weekend, two credit workshop explores effective modes of communication in interpersonal and intercultural dialogue. Thoughtful exchange requires an environment where one is both trusting and trustworthy. Emphasizing embodied discussion, sessions include movement and writing integrated with close readings of theoretical materials. Specific exercises foster self-knowledge and hone attentiveness to each other’s stories, in the belief that such reflective skills foster healthy communities and mutually respectful relationships [between groups and within nations]. Skills are directly applicable to daily life and multilingual/international work environments. Examples are drawn from Action Research whose major premise includes a commitment to non-violent social change in community development, in partnership with all stakeholders.

Subject:
Public Administration
Department:
Public Administration
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Spring 2014 - MIIS

MPAG8542A-S14 Workshop (Elder, Kardam, Olsen)