Walden’s Social Change Skills Framework Intersecting With the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Concurrent Session 7

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Brief Abstract

This proposal will illustrate how Walden University is integrating our Social Change Skills Leadership Framework with a more systems-oriented approach to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework to assure that our curricula help students enhance their skills as social change leaders. We will describe a particular systems view of the UN SDG elements, and then show how our Features for Social Change Skill Development Framework can help curriculum designers and faculty make direct connections between what students are learning and how they canexercise those skills to improve the world. We will address how we are using the frameworks during formal academic program reviews and new program proposals.

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