Resources for Active and Contemplative Social Developers

  • How to Access Your Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage

    How to Access Your Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage
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    Living in the 21st century means facing these three voices that keep us in the grip of the old:

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  • A collection of tools to bring human-centered design into your project

    18F Method Cards
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    About

    The 18F Method Cards are a collection of tools that describe how our teams put human-centered design into practice. We’ve gathered them here and created simplified instructions to help other organizations and federal offices adopt human-centered design into their own projects. These cards are focused on design in the context of digital services, but can be adapted to non-technical design projects as well.

    The basics of human-centered design

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  • SACRED LEADERSHIP

    SACRED LEADERSHIP
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    Talkpoint are thrilled to introduce our next adult educator, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, and invite you to experience "Sacred Leadership".

    Tjanara's PhD research at ANU entitled ‘The Road to Eldership - How Sacred and Visionary leaders are created’ utilises both Western and Indigenous Leadership writers. Drawing on her research, accomplished career and tens of thousands of years of oral knowledge, not found in any book, she will take us on a journey from the ancient past to the emerging future.

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  • Course: Planning for Community Development

    Course: Planning for Community Development
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    The course is concerned with the use of a range of planning approaches and processes, to meet the needs of diverse communities in multiple and complex contexts. It focuses on the issues of community and participatory approaches to development in all contexts and upon increasing the sustainability and well being of all communities. The course includes a consideration and examination of ways of promoting empowerment, capacity building, and self-development within a rigorous framework of governance.

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  • Schools turn to mindfulness to tackle student anxiety

    Schools turn to mindfulness to tackle student anxiety
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    Smiling Mind, which has developed a mindfulness curriculum that is aligned to the national curriculum's personal and social capabilities, says about 40,000 educators and 1.5 million students across the country are using its free app, which includes meditation programs and lesson plans.

    The not-for-profit organisation's chief executive, Addie Wootten, said the app, which officially launched the updated mindfulness curriculum this week, was developed by psychologists, teachers and education experts.

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  • Making a difference through social enterprise

    Making a difference through social enterprise
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    Social Traders, a social enterprise development organisation, defines social enterprises as “businesses that trade to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment.” Social enterprises aim to address social issues using business strategies. Rather than gaining profit for business owners and shareholders, social enterprises benefit people and the communities around them.

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  • Master of Social Change and Development

    Master of Social Change and Development
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    If you are looking to enhance your career potential in not-for-profit or government aid and have an educational or professional background in the professional service of others, then the Master of Social Change and Development is the program for you.

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