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Grand Rapids, USA
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Mon Jan 6 2014 at 01:45 pm EDT
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Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
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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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This course presents to the initial answers to the "What Next?" question that is brewing in your mind now that you have completed your business start up. Because its now time to grow your business, this lesson provides 10 steps to start achieving that goal.
The purpose of IDCE is to unite Public and Private Sector Professionals from around the world for discussions regarding policy, lessons learned, best practices, and forward thinking. As such, the IDCE Conference Program is the critical component to ensuring IDCE reaches goals and achieves objectives. 1700 Industry Professionals attended the inaugural event in 2012. This number is expected to double in 2013. Public Sector attendees included over 1000 government policy decision makers from over 27 countries, as well as leadership from Federal, State and Municipal Emergency Management / Homeland Security offices. This number is expected to exceed over 1800 in 2013. Private Sector attendees included over 600 professionals representing the support throughout the entire disaster cycle: Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation. This is expected to exceed 1,600 in 2013. The industry disciplines IDCE2013 will focus on include: Cyber Security, Resilience, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Global Threats and Crises Management, Social Media / Communications, and Economic Stability / Recovery. As with IDCE2012, additional topics will be covered in numerous panel discussions and breakouts. ALL sessions will be presented with a focus on POLICY and Leadership, based upon the principals of public-private partnerships and the utilization of private sector resources in public sector best practices.
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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.
Brandon is an assistant professor of civic engagement and campus director of the American Democracy Project at Florida Gulf Coast University. He will be the inaugural instructor for the first Citizen Academy course. He is currently working on a book length project related to civic dialogue, community organizing, and social change. Brandon holds a Ph.D. from The University of Georgia in political science and a Master�s degree in political science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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