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(GMT+05:30) Asia/Kolkata
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chennai, India
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Wednesday Mar 14, 2012
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In the 21st century we will see America�s greatness hinge on our ability to leverage the collective human capital of the American people. President George H. Bush�s legacy of a �thousand points of light� extending and connecting communities reminds us of the importance of everyday people accepting the responsibilities of citizenship with a clear sense of purpose, duty, and honor. The challenge that confronts our society is how to translate the abstract obligations associated with being a member of a community to concrete action that is focused on meaningful social, political, and economic change. In this course students will consider how individual rights, and associated obligations, can transform general commitments to service into a robust model of community-engaged leadership. We will focus how the methods of democratic engagement and redefine systems, organizations, and institutions that structure issues confronting our society. We will problematize key ideas tied to charity, volunteerism, and service to illuminate a method of democratic engagement, connected to a form of community-engaged leadership, which is focused on creating positive community impact. This course is designed for students that are beginning to seriously consider their role as community-engaged leaders. In this course we examine how the complacency included in most conceptions of public action not only fails to achieve democratic ideals, but also constitutes a larger threat to democratic institutions that rely on meaningful social, political, moral, and economic engagement. We will problematize contemporary conceptions of public action in order to more fully understand the components of engagement. Through readings, discussions, dialogue, deliberation, and service-learning pedagogies, this course will give you the opportunity to learn about theories and applied actions of democratic engagement. This process should constantly force you to question the relationship between the �world as it is� vs. �the world as it should be.� The course will highlight the relationship between attention and activity, as these concepts relate to maintaining a meaningful engagement practice. The goal will be to use the engagement framework included in this course to complete projects that are co-produced and develop the democratic efficacy/capacity of those working to address serious community issues. Students will also be encouraged to consider how the methods of democratic engagement and community-engaged leadership intersect their academic disciplines and future professional careers.
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Although we enjoy a good part of what the holidays have to offer, they also can do a number on our ability to stay healthy. Between the stress, holiday party indulging and lack of sleep we experience at this time of year, it is challenging, at best. In this class, Brett will provide some basic tenants of how to stay healthy through the holiday season. A good portion of the class will also focus on your personal challenges you struggle with during this time of the year. Be sure to come with your questions!
IMPACT Speakers
Career Development
Recorded: Nov 07, 2012 at 05:30 pm EST
Alex Gregory is the president and chairman of YKK Corporation of America. On November 7, he will speak at Georgia Tech as part of the IMPACT Speaker Series, a program that brings successful business and nonprofit leaders from a variety of industries to Georgia Tech’s campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs. Learn more at: http://ile.gatech.edu/IMPACT
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HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute, is the largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250 HandsOn Action Centers in 16 countries. HandsOn includes a powerful network of more than 70,000 corporate, faith and nonprofit organizations that are answering the call to serve and creating meaningful change in their communities. Annually, the network delivers approximately 30 million hours of volunteer service valued at about $600 million.
Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership".
As a leadership and team-building trainer, Allan has developed and delivered programs to colleges, universities, hospitals, and the corporate world. He has mentored entrepreneurs, CEOs, and senior management from some of North America�s top-ranked companies. He is also a popular media personality and commentator in Canada and the United States, having hosted a nationally syndicated business radio show on the Talk America radio network. As a speaker he has addressed thousands across Canada and the United States, and captured a worldwide audience through his web-related media appearances. Allan gained his knowledge through first-hand experience as a business owner, �serial� entrepreneur, CEO, manager, leadership expert, teacher, writer, and broadcaster. He delivers his life lessons with both passion and humor � helping others to create that all-important balance between all the elements of one�s life. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Allan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Montana. He went on to graduate school and shortly thereafter began a long career with the Big Brothers organization. Later he assumed senior administrative positions in advancement with the Universities of British Columbia and Alberta. Allan is a pioneer in the fund development industry, having founded two professional associations. He is the author of the revolutionary book �Zentrepreneurism: A 21st Century Guide to the New World of Business�. And his new e-book, �Zentrepreneurism 3.0� The Inner Game Of Conscious Business. His highly acclaimed speaking presentations on �Creating Passion, Purpose and Profits with Integrity� have gained national attention. His website has become a forum for the world-wide growth of the Zentrepreneurism movement. http://www.zentrepreneurism.com Allan is the Founder, CEO, and Executive Producer of Conscious Planet Radio, the first all digital radio network with a mandate to provide a media platform, connecting broadcasters from around the world with a collective voice for positive change. http://www.consciousplanetradio.com
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