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Big Impact: Designing Thinking for Social Change Makers

Emancipet New School

Event Description

Same old, same old not working so well anymore? Feel like your organization or its programs are somehow disconnected from or failing to reach the people you’re most wanting to serve? Worried about the pace of change and your organization’s capacity to stay relevant and impactful? Then these two-and-a-half days were designed for you.

As we pioneer programs, services, and messages for new populations, especially lower-income and under-served pet owners, we have the opportunity to create real and lasting social change — to completely transform our communities’ attitudes and behavior patterns when it comes to pet care and critical issues like spay/neuter. However, in order to be effective in this work, we need to deepen our understanding of the art and science of social change by learning from other movements and social innovation strategies.

Starting with an introduction to the principles and tools of social change theory, this seminar will transition to both an overview – and a real-time implementation of – the powerful concepts and tools of design thinking(human/user-centered design). We’ll explore the shifting landscape of animal welfare – with a focus on the increased demand for accessible and affordable services for the owned pets in our communities.

Who Should Attend: Ideally, a team of 2 to 3 people from your organization that includes some combination of your Executive Director, CEO, COO, department heads, team leads, or senior managers. Solo attendees are welcome, and should be prepared to be grouped with others to take advantage of peer consultation and synergy.

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Note: Early Bird Pricing ($100 discount) is available through 2/15/19. Last day to register is 5/26/19.

Event Location: Austin

Event Date: June 23, 2019 (All day) to June 25, 2019 (All day)

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