GIBS Network for Social Entrepreneurs in partnership with the Community Development Resource Association (CDRA), is conducting a one-day course entitled ‘Cultivating Change: Alternative Approaches for More Effective Social Impact’, on 20 July 2010 in Johannesburg.
Do you wonder why excellent ideas, planning, finance and resources still result in failed projects?
Do you struggle to understand why your “beneficiaries” aren’t as engaged as you had envisioned?
Are you looking for alternatives to conventional development projects?
Social changemakers infuse incredible amounts of passion and resources into improving life for communities. Yet too often we become so consumed with financing, project deliverables, management, and reporting that we don’t take the time to explore in depth the complex nature of the impact we are trying to create.
Change cannot be engineered; it can only be cultivated.
If we do not understand the complexities of social change, we miss out on powerful opportunities and potentially even cause more harm than good. On 20 July, Doug Reeler from CDRA will explore how we can move beyond conventional approaches, to cultivate change more effectively and with greater impact. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of:
• How and why social change occurs
• Alternatives to the “project-based” approach to development
• How to ensure your work builds on local, organic growth processes rather than externally imposed templates for change.
• Implications for practice, planning, monitoring and evaluation
Time: 8h30 – 17h00
Course fee: R700 (including lunch and workshop materials)
RSVP: Dineo Lengane at email@example.com or 011 771 4249