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Community Based System Dynamics


Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 2017

Registration deadline: June 2nd
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day

30 CEUs/CPH units

Ellis Ballard, MSW, MPH

Brown School
Associate Director, Social System Design Lab
Community Based System Dynamics (CBSD) is a participatory method for engaging and working with communities and organizations developed from group model building and system dynamics. CBSD is used in research and practice to engage diverse communities & organizations on a variety of issues from K-12 education, homelessness, racism, and mental health to cancer prevention and survivorship, health care reform, quality improvement, and obesity/malnutrition.

This course will introduce participants to the basic concepts in CBSD; skills on identifying and selecting topics for CBSD, assessing readiness, and how to frame CBSD within grant proposals; and, practice designing and facilitating "scripted" group model building exercises. Participants who are currently working with or planning work with groups (e.g., teaching, community meetings, focus groups) will find the content most relevant.
Class size is limited to 15.
$1300 General admission
$700 Non-profit/government employees (Additional Summer Institute classes)
$750 Non-profit/government employees (1st Summer Institute class)

This class will include both degree-seeking graduate students and practicing professionals. Individuals registering through Professional Development will not receive academic credit for the class.
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