The Poverty Studies Summer Institute

Submitted by Derek Cook on April 26, 2017 - 5:26am

The Poverty Studies Summer Institute is a unique study opportunity that brings together students, practitioners and ministry workers into an intimate learning community. Working with leading experts from across North America, participants will engage in active learning and discussion about the causes and impacts of poverty and best practices in how to alleviate and end it, providing both the knowledge and skill base to work effectively in the practice of poverty reduction.

The Summer Institute offers courses that respond to the material, social and spiritual dimensions of poverty providing both the knowledge and skill base to work effectively in the practice of poverty reduction. The program will consist of 3 one-week intensive courses which may be eligible for credit for Ambrose University degree programs.

Of particular note for interested members of the Vibrant Communities network, VC Canada Director, Mark Holmgren, will be teaching a course on Collaborative Leadership for Social Change (BUS/DVST 445):

This course will be an exploration of the principles and application of a collective impact approach to social change in complex environments. This course will explore the nature of complexity and the principles of collaborative leadership that enable effective community action to reduce poverty and tackle other complex social issues. Instruction will be provided by the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement. Date: June 19 – 23 

Other programs offered by the Summer Institute, include:

  •     Shock Poverty
  •     Community Organizing for Social Change
  •     Biblical Theology of Justice 
  •     Human Rights and Poverty Workshop
  •     Poverty and Human Rights: Theory, Theology and Practice
  •     Co-op Development for Poverty Reduction
  •     The Psychological Impacts of Poverty

For more information and additional course descriptions, please visit http://www.povertyinstitute.ca/poverty-studies-summer-institute