The Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship (JSiE), a centre of Sonepat-based OP Jindal Global University in association with non-profit organization, Haiyya, New Delhi, has launched an Executive Education Program in Community Organizing for Leadership and Social Action.
‘People, Power and Change’ (PPC) is a 10-week program spearheaded by alumni of Harvard Kennedy School to drive social change here in India. The course is based on the community organizing framework developed by Professor Marshall Ganz from Harvard Kennedy School, and adapted successfully around the world, including within the Obama electoral campaign. The first batch of the program has already started off on 16th September with a batch of 13 students.
Haiyya is a New Delhi-based grassroots campaigning non-profit organization, and is a global affiliate of Leading Change Network that works, develops and extends Ganz’s organizing framework across the globe. The Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship (JSiE) at O.P. Jindal Global University is a global social impact centre.
Reflecting on the launch, Jeremy Wade, Founding Director of JSiE said, “ The goal of this program is fully aligned with our vision to spur inclusive growth and development in the country and globally. People have incredible power to shape society and communities to create a better future. The PPC program aims to cultivate leaders who inspire positive change in their communities and across India.”
The six facilitators of this first-of-its-kind program are all Indian women and alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School. Apart from theory classes, applicants get a chance to be coached on the principles of community organizing by 10 international Harvard alumni, from countries like USA, Denmark, Turkey, Middle East, China, Singapore and Australia. The program is also bringing in development sector professionals associated with the Harvard Kennedy women India Network that will mentor the changemakers by delivering talks and workshops that will mentor the students by delivering talks and conduct workshops.