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Toward Co-operative Commonwealth: Transition in a Perilous Century MOOC

Date and Time:
February 7, 2022 12:00 am - June 24, 2022 12:00 am
Location:
Online
Description:

To change makers everywhere
Announcing a unique learning opportunity – no matter where you live
Towards Co-operative Commonwealth: Transition in a Perilous Century
Feb. 7 – June 24


IF you are interested in . . .
Making sense of the complex times we are living in
Taking action to build a more just world
Focusing your purpose and priories for long-term learning and effective action
Learning to identify strategic points of leverage to advance systemic change
Understanding effective strategies to advance climate action
Collaborating peer-to-peer and in small groups to deepen your understanding of transformative
ideas and practices for social change

Then, this internationally unique learning experience is for you! In this powerful online program, you will be exposed to an array of models and strategies for transformation across 8 modules.

Course Overview

Time Commitment to complete the MOOC

The course is composed of 8 modules that run over 16 weeks.

Each module runs for 2 weeks and requires between 1.5 and 3 hours a week depending on the choice of study track.

Following week 6 and week 12 there is a 2-week break to catch your breath.

Weekly Time Commitments vary depending on your situation (See Ways to Participate).

    • Week 1 of each module is devoted to reviewing video & text resources
    • Week 2 of each module is devoted to online collaborative exercises, synchronous group discussion & individual written reflections.

Choice of Track

You can take the course on one of three tracks, depending how much time is available to you, your experience, and your life circumstances.

Explorer: You are aware of the many challenges we are facing and want to learn more about solutions and effective ways to make change happen. In each module you can commit 1.5 hours to Week 1 to review Explorer track materials and 2 hours in Week 2 to participate in exercises and discussion other explorers. This track thus involves spending 3.5 hours over each module.

Changemaker: You are familiar with many of the issues and have some experience in advancing positive social, political, environmental, and/or economic change. You want to broaden and deepen your capacity to connect issues, to analyze your context, and to target your efforts strategically. In each module you can commit at least 3 hours to both week 1 and week 2, for a total of 6 hours – reviewing content, doing exercises, and participating in small group discussions.

Deep Diver: You have significant experience with the issues under discussion and in efforts to mobilize change. Your time commitment is the same as that of the Changemakers. However, you also are interested and have the time to dig into supplementary resources and to dialogue with more experienced peers. The Deep Diver track is for experienced practitioners, educators, movement activists, researchers, and policymakers.

Peer Working Groups and Study Circles

  • Every module integrates video and audio interaction among groups of 6-10 people.
  • The groups are formed in the course of registration, based on your preferences of language, country, organization, network, primary sector interest, and experience level.
  • Groups from the same organization, network, movement, or community of friends are encouraged to organize Study Circles. They are a way to strengthen mutual trust, draw on collective knowledge, and increase capacity for strategic action in the local context.
  • A network or movement could organize plenaries of Study Circles to facilitate collective reflection and to generate ideas and critical reflection on
  • For more information about leveraging Study Circles to foster action in your network go to https://synergiainstitute.org/organizing-study-circle-and-action-groups/
  • An online whiteboard will be available for small groups to visualize, conceptualize, and co-construct ideas for strategic intervention.
  • Plenary peer debates and guest speakers will be organized at various points.
  • Opportunities to interact with module instructors are built into the program.

Certificates and Accreditation

Add to Calendar February 7, 2022 12:00 am June 24, 2022 12:00 am Toward Co-operative Commonwealth: Transition in a Perilous Century MOOC

To change makers everywhere
Announcing a unique learning opportunity – no matter where you live
Towards Co-operative Commonwealth: Transition in a Perilous Century
Feb. 7 – June 24


IF you are interested in . . .
Making sense of the complex times we are living in
Taking action to build a more just world
Focusing your purpose and priories for long-term learning and effective action
Learning to identify strategic points of leverage to advance systemic change
Understanding effective strategies to advance climate action
Collaborating peer-to-peer and in small groups to deepen your understanding of transformative
ideas and practices for social change

Then, this internationally unique learning experience is for you! In this powerful online program, you will be exposed to an array of models and strategies for transformation across 8 modules.

Course Overview

Time Commitment to complete the MOOC

The course is composed of 8 modules that run over 16 weeks.

Each module runs for 2 weeks and requires between 1.5 and 3 hours a week depending on the choice of study track.

Following week 6 and week 12 there is a 2-week break to catch your breath.

Weekly Time Commitments vary depending on your situation (See Ways to Participate).

    • Week 1 of each module is devoted to reviewing video & text resources
    • Week 2 of each module is devoted to online collaborative exercises, synchronous group discussion & individual written reflections.

Choice of Track

You can take the course on one of three tracks, depending how much time is available to you, your experience, and your life circumstances.

Explorer: You are aware of the many challenges we are facing and want to learn more about solutions and effective ways to make change happen. In each module you can commit 1.5 hours to Week 1 to review Explorer track materials and 2 hours in Week 2 to participate in exercises and discussion other explorers. This track thus involves spending 3.5 hours over each module.

Changemaker: You are familiar with many of the issues and have some experience in advancing positive social, political, environmental, and/or economic change. You want to broaden and deepen your capacity to connect issues, to analyze your context, and to target your efforts strategically. In each module you can commit at least 3 hours to both week 1 and week 2, for a total of 6 hours – reviewing content, doing exercises, and participating in small group discussions.

Deep Diver: You have significant experience with the issues under discussion and in efforts to mobilize change. Your time commitment is the same as that of the Changemakers. However, you also are interested and have the time to dig into supplementary resources and to dialogue with more experienced peers. The Deep Diver track is for experienced practitioners, educators, movement activists, researchers, and policymakers.

Peer Working Groups and Study Circles

  • Every module integrates video and audio interaction among groups of 6-10 people.
  • The groups are formed in the course of registration, based on your preferences of language, country, organization, network, primary sector interest, and experience level.
  • Groups from the same organization, network, movement, or community of friends are encouraged to organize Study Circles. They are a way to strengthen mutual trust, draw on collective knowledge, and increase capacity for strategic action in the local context.
  • A network or movement could organize plenaries of Study Circles to facilitate collective reflection and to generate ideas and critical reflection on
  • For more information about leveraging Study Circles to foster action in your network go to https://synergiainstitute.org/organizing-study-circle-and-action-groups/
  • An online whiteboard will be available for small groups to visualize, conceptualize, and co-construct ideas for strategic intervention.
  • Plenary peer debates and guest speakers will be organized at various points.
  • Opportunities to interact with module instructors are built into the program.

Certificates and Accreditation

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