10-Week Course

ACTivate!

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Course Description

This 10-week course aims to empower older adults as changemakers by teaching key leadership skills and strengthening analytical abilities. You will improve your online research skills, collaborate through Google docs and calendar, and use Twitter and other civic tech to reach elected representatives. At the same time, you’ll explore conflict management, increase your self-awareness, and improve your communication skills. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to combine your technology and advocacy skills to develop a campaign for social change.

Course Prerequisites

Participants should have an email address that they use. They should also be comfortable navigating websites and searching for information on the Internet.