COURSE OVERVIEW

HTCTW is IMAGINE U’s social good incubator. It’s structured as a 16-week long boot-camp style experience that walks you through step-by-step on how to get your idea going. Each week students are exposed to best practices in the social entrepreneurial space, given specific assignments to complete, and supported with additional resources. You’ll launch your own movement, organization or thought leadership platform in real-time. The semester culminates in the HTCTW Mini-Summit. You’ll pitch your idea to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.

GRASSROOT(S) GARAGE METHODOLOGY

Students get trained in a disruptive do-it-yourself low-cost movement building blueprint composed of seven modular, non-sequential, iterative sections:

  1. Building a Values-Based Community
  2. Constructing an Issue-Based Platform
  3. Engineering an Effective Social Media Architecture
  4. Power Networking
  5. Creative Content Campaigning
  6. Activism Assessment
  7. Sustaining Social Change

WHAT YOU GET

Here are some of the skills, tasks and mindsets that you get to develop and perform:

  • Combine media, technology, art, experiences, service and digital storytelling to put forward your vision of social change
  • Build coalitions of diverse partners
  • Call upon others who are more powerful than yourself
  • Persuade, rally and mobilize communities to take action
  • Excel under pressure
  • Fail, get back up and try again and humbly succeed.
  • Peer-to-peer Coaching
  • Connections to high-caliber mentors
  • Access to an active Alumni network
  • Join a family and build long-term relationships
  • A life-time guarantee of mentoring from dr H

DETAILS

  • ECON 490C: How to Change the World
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:45 pm (Spring 2019)
  • Pre-requisites are Econ 201 and Econ 202 (there is some flexibility here)
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