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Posted: September 20, 2019

Strategic Alignment: Social Innovation Applied to Civic Leadership Challenges

Dalhousie University
Strategic Alignment: Social Innovation Applied to Civic Leadership Challenges
November 17 start - Online Program at Dalhousie University

Now more than ever, local government professionals, managers and elected officials require creative approaches to seek strategic alignment. Community safety, aging infrastructure, climate change, fiscal sustainability and economic readiness are just a few dominant strategic topics that defy traditional strategic planning.
Join colleagues across Canada through a social innovation laboratory to address ‘real time’ organizational and community challenges (& opportunities):
  • Understand systems thinking and social innovation concepts
  • Leverage community and external expertise and resources
  • Analyze the context and focus of complex topics
  • Design a social innovation approach for a real time’ strategic topic
  • Develop practical solution seeking strategies and action plans
  • Obtain diverse stakeholder ownership or buy-in to corporate strategies
  • Facilitate groups in multi-stage strategic processes
The program begins with concepts, tools and insights from over 20 thought leaders on civic trends and topics. Each learning cohort will be able to identify a ‘real time’ topic of interest and develop a social innovation process proposal to address the selected challenge. The program will culminate with a truly unique social laboratory presentation.

‚ÄčThe program will be facilitated by Dr. Gordon McIntosh and will provide participants with a 'takeaway’ toolkit to enhance strategic and problem-solving practices in their organizations.

For more information email locgovt@dal.ca or visit:


Executive Certificate in Local Governement Leadership Fall 2019

Date: November 17 - February 9, 2020
Event Type: Course
Location: Halifax, NS
Region: Halifax
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