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Organizational and Social Change: Theories, Practices and Possibilities for Leadership

This course draws on justice-oriented (feminist, Indigenous, post-heroic etc) approaches to analyzing and facilitating change in social services and communities. Considers possibilities and strategies for challenging and resisting oppressive structural arrangements, for using opportunities to promote the interests of service users and marginalized communities, for working toward equitable organizational practices, and for improving working environments. Course themes include justice-oriented governance; practices for building humane organizational cultures (including supervision practices, and practices that welcome diversity and difference); communications (internal and external, including technology and social media, and questions of influence and persuasion); collaborations across agencies and sectors; policy frameworks and processes (including relations with government).


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Summer Offered?: Yes Language?: No

Tara La Rose

Assistant Professor