Process to Influence Change
Our Processes to Influence Change unit will show you how to analyse current systems and strategically plan social change to achieve sustainable development outcomes.
This unit will teach you to:
- Understand, and influence, large-scale systems of change by breaking down the complexity of change processes.
- Examine the key components of societal change and the social structures that can help or hinder sustainable development.
- Explore a range of formal and informal processes of influence.
- Apply tools and mechanisms for influencing, supporting and facilitating change towards sustainable development across a variety of contexts.
The unit offers a mix of theoretical and applied content. You will work collaboratively to undertake system mapping, stakeholder analysis, collaborative visioning, constructing a pitch, writing a policy proposal and more to practice how you can influence sustainable outcomes for all areas of society. Working as part of a team you will pitch your best ideas and produce a robust proposal for a real-world change intervention.
In this unit you will learn to apply analytical tools and processes to investigate, interpret and critically assess selected social change theories that relate to current sustainability challenges in a range of social and political contexts. You will get the opportunity to investigate a local system of interest in detail, producing system maps and drawing out key interactions and patterns. You will learn to identify key problems and challenges relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals and discuss a wide variety of options for system change. The unit will show you how to develop a change management intervention for a real-world sustainability change grounded in the latest evidence, theory and best practice.
This is a Leadership for Sustainable Development specialisation unit in the Masters for Environment and Sustainability. The unit consists of highly interactive course material with substantial 'blended' online learning.
This unit takes place in Semester 1.
The unit coordinator for this course is David Robertson.
Further information about this unit can be found in the Monash Handbook.
Is this course for you?
This unit is suited to people wanting to enhance their leadership skills and take their career in sustainable development to the next level. The until will appeal to people with a range of experience across sectors, including: business, community advocacy and government.