Category: The Future of work in social change

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Careers in International Development – Think & Act Local

by Elisabeth Kvitashvili (bio below) Three years ago, a friend of mine in the Bay Area introduced me to a grad school friend of hers. This woman, a Bosnian who resettled in the US after the war ended in 1995, worked to assist victims of human trafficking in California. I had not realized trafficking was

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The Future of Work is Here – Now, Are you Ready?

I still remember the first time I saw a smartphone I was at a conference in San Francisco and had dinner with an old friend who was always up to date on the latest gadgets and technology in the world. She had worked for many of the leading tech firms in the world and helped

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How will the use of technology affect social change work

What does it mean to affect positive change in a society? What are the most meaningful ways to foster positive impact? Should one get a job in a non-profit focused on community-based empowerment in a particular sector? Or is it better to go the for-profit route and work for a big corporation or startup? Can

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How to be fluent in Technology & Social Change

Is it possible to be fluent in technology and social change?  Is it better to get coding skills and learn about machine learning, or to develop the softer but all-important ability to work with diverse groups, to operate with empathy, and be able to market and sell one’s ideas for change. What should one do

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How Digital Technologies are Changing the World of Work

Let’s talk about how digital technologies are changing the world of work. But first, a story. It was the end of an extremely busy and tiring week as we were putting together our house (and lives) after moving overseas. One afternoon in the search for affordable furniture for our apartment, we ended up in a

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SuccessCast #13: Craig Zelizer on Digital Nomadism, Future of Work

Recently I was interviewed for the SuccessCast WebSeries  on the Digital Nomadism & Future of Work Below is the recording and show notes. Here is also the link to the Recording To see other episodes in the series click here. Special Thanks to Gerrit Hall , the founder of RezScore for conducting the interview.  

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Quit Your Job to Win, but Look before you Jump

This is a post originally written in 2016 (right after I left my professor position at Georgetown University) but I’ve updated this for 2020.  The reflections are still very relevant for anyone exploring making a radical career switch and taking a big risk. In June 2016, after a wonderful decade long experience helping run and

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7 Steps to Grow as A Purpose-Driven Leader

This is a featured organizational post on PCDN According to Google, there are 208,000,000 articles on how to grow as a leader. This isn’t one of those posts. Rather, it’s a mini-guide complete with plenty of research and resource to help you take practical steps to developing your leadership skills. So what does the research

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THE COMING GENERATION OF SOCIAL CHANGE PROFESSIONALS

by David J. Smith (bio is below) When one thinks about “higher education” there is often the lumping together of community college, undergraduate bachelor’s conferring college, and graduate school students. We do the same with “secondary education” sometimes thinking that middle and high schoolers are more alike than different.  Anyone who has had school aged

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