Did you come to graduate school to learn how to make a valuable social change in the world? Have you had the chance at the HKS to focus on how you plan to achieve that goal, to reflect on how you can best use your Harvard experience to advance that goal, and to talk about these ideas with your peers? DPI-313M will give you the space and support you need to take even a vague “glimmer of an idea” about social change and fashion that idea into a “robust public value proposition” - a public/social value proposition that can command your commitment because it has been tested for its plausible value, as well as its practical feasibility. The course will be taught in the style of a charrette in which each individual will present their idea several times over the course of the module, and students and faculty will ask questions, make criticisms, and offer suggestions. Individual grades will depend on both the development of your idea from the beginning to the end of the course and the quality of contributions you make to your fellow students.
Requisite: DPI-312M “Sparking Social Change: Analytic Frameworks to Guide Social Innovators” (either taken previously or concurrently)