UVic MACD Orientation | Welcome to the Program

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  • UVic MACD Orientation | Welcome to the Program

    1. 1. MA in Community Development: Strengthening leadership in the social economy and civil society More information at Publicadmin.uvic.ca/macd
    2. 2. The Challenges <ul><li>Communities and societies are on the front lines of many of the challenges in our rapidly changing world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples include increasing income disparity, lack of affordable housing, food security, arts and culture, climate change, and support for the vulnerable of our communities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This situation requires new leadership, perspectives, models and ways of working with individuals, communities, organizations and government </li></ul>
    3. 3. Master of Arts in Community Development (MACD) <ul><li>This new masters program is designed to help students respond to these challenges by building and developing individual capacity to become successful leaders in community-based organizations </li></ul><ul><li>It has been developed with and will be delivered in collaboration with practitioners from the non-profit, co-operative, and community economic development sectors </li></ul>
    4. 4. Three Key Sectors <ul><li>The MACD will integrate the policy and practice dimensions of three key sectors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>community economic development (a territorial approach to community revitalization and renewal), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>co-operatives (an organizational format for communities interested in creating democratically organized enterprises and services) and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>non profits (focused on strengthening community resilience and capacity). </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. The Next 2 ½ Years <ul><li>You will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop perspective on the broad challenges and trends facing community-based organizations in the non-profit, co-operative and community economic development sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand how organizations and communities work within the social economy and civil society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build personal leadership skills to work with diverse teams, organizations and networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop your capacities in transformational change, governance, analysis and management </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The First Term <ul><li>Goals and objectives include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting the foundation for the program with a focus on defining and framing the context for the discussion around community development, social economy, civil society, leadership and other key issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building community within the program through both the online components and the residency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing the key skills needed to undertake graduate work </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Key Contact People <ul><li>Acting Director, School of Public Administration: Dr. Herman Bakvis </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Advisor: Dr. Lynne Siemens, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Program Manager: Wendy Swan, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>First term instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Please contact Wendy or I with any questions and comments. </li></ul>
    8. 8. MA in Community Development: Strengthening leadership in the social economy and civil society More information at Publicadmin.uvic.ca/macd

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