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The Political Possibilities Intensive: Innovation From Local to Global is a community of practice in which students will collaborate with civic leaders to systemically analyze political issues to develop, refine, and propose innovative interventions.
During this cohort-based program, students will collaborate in small teams to apply frameworks and strategies from a series of interactive workshops based on four specific social issues, culminating in a final capstone presentation.
These interactive sessions will be facilitated by speakers who represent civic innovation at four different scales (local, state, national, and international) and whose work embodies four different lenses for civic change (community organizing, government, policy advocacy, and social entrepreneurship).
By participating in this intensive, students will:
Learn how to shift civic passion into political action through civic innovation
Develop an actionable, innovative intervention to a pressing civic issue
Build relationships with political stakeholders and community leaders
Receive support from the Tsai CITY to expand their innovative solution beyond the intensive
8/30, 9:00 am – Political Possibilities Intensive: Application Opens (Apply here.)
9/6, 4:30 pm – The Political Possibilities Intensive Information Session (Register here.)
9/20, 11:59 pm – Political Possibilities Intensive: Application Closes (Apply here.)
10/4, 4:30 pm – Session 1: Analyzing Systems & Relational Networks
10/11, 4:30 pm – Session 2: Finding Your Allies & Building Power
10/25, 4:30 pm – Session 3: Researching and Developing Your Innovative Solution
11/1, 4:30 pm – Session 4: Developing Public Support and Receiving Partner Feedback
11/8, 4:30 pm – Session 5: Strategically Advocating for Your Ask
11/15, 4:30 pm – Session 6: Political Possibilities Final Presentation