Bard College's Change in Action program will engage participants in a process that challenges them to develop consciousness of self, other, and the collective. Following the Social Change Model of Leadership, which is grounded in the development of specific skills, this program strives to empower participants to become effective change agents.
Bard College's Change in Action program consists of three tracks, each of which explores leadership at a different level: Individual, Group, and Society. Each track contains a set of workshops centered around the Seven Values of the Social Change Model of Leadership. Students can participate in the program by attending any or all workshops that are offered. Those who attend at least five workshops in a track will earn a certificate of completion. Workshops will be 1-hour interactive sessions facilitated by students, staff, and faculty.
Throughout the semester, we will be identifying other events around campus that will count towards track completion in our three tracks. Be sure to sign up for our email listserv to get the weekly updates. Attending 5 workshops and/or events identified within any track of the program will result in a certificate of completion awarded at the end of each spring semester.
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All workshops from 5-6pm (unless stated otherwise) in Campus Center Meeting Room (214) - Pizza & Salad provided
Please register for Bard College's Change in Action program in order to join our listserv and receive weekly updates about the program.Click here to be redirected to the registration form
The leadership skills and the techniques shared through all of our workshops will help you become a resourceful and effective student leader and/or involved member of the community. Additionally, the benefits of the program extend beyond the practical skill building including strengthening your resume, providing networking opportunities, and learning about other campus leaders’ experiences.
Completion of a track requires attendance at five or more workshops within the track. At the end of each semester, we will notify those who qualify for a Certificate of Completion.
No. If you are unable to complete a track within one semester, you can attend workshops in future semesters until you reach the five needed for completion. Just be careful not to attend the same workshop twice – those will not be counted.
Although registration is not necessary in order to attend workshops, it is recommended for tracking purposes. Registering for the program will help us know who might be planning on completing one or more tracks of the program. This does not mean you are bound to program completion, and there is no penalty for not attending workshops.
Absolutely! Each track has workshops that could benefit you at any point in your college career. However, keep in mind that each track is uniquely designed to fit the needs for students in various levels of experience with leadership. We recommend the Individual Track for new students looking for ways to get involved and learning about their personal leadership styles. The Group track is intended for students who are currently involved with one or more group on campus (club, music group, student staff, etc.) The Society track is intended for the more advanced student leader who is ready to think about translating their experiences at Bard to life beyond college.
Yes! You may attend one, a few, or all of them.
We hope to offer a series of workshops each semester. Sometimes workshop topics will be repeated, but we will also rotate topics to offer new selections. Additionally, we will identify other campus-wide events that will count towards track completion in all three of our program tracks. We will send weekly updates about these additional events, so be sure to sign up for our e-mail listserv!
This program would not be possible without the generous support of the following offices and departments:
|Dean of Students||http://inside.bard.edu/doso/|
|Student Association||Student Association Blog|
|Department of Athletics||http://www.bardathletics.com/|
|Alumni/ae Affairs & Development Office||http://annandaleonline.org|
|Career Development Office||http://inside.bard.edu/career/|