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  • Workshop

    Writing for Social Change

    Northeastern University faculty are invited to learn more about “How to Turn Topic and Policy Papers into Engaging Narratives” in this two-hour workshop. Open to…

    The Burnes Center for Social Change, 271 Huntington Av

    Jan.
    31
    2023

  • Seminar

    AI Procurement in Government

    In collaboration with Google, the Burnes Center and the GovLab are running a series of workshops for people inside government who hope to use artificial…

    9:45am4:15pm

    Feb.
    17
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Workshops for Public Servants

    The Burnes Center’s InnovateUS program offers both an at-your-own pace curriculum focused on learning how to use data, technology and equitable engagement.

    9:45am4:15pm

    Mar.
    22
    2023

Our Past Events

  • Seminar

    Chokepoint Capitalism Book Talk

    Open to the public! The Burnes Center will cosponsor a talk by Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin about their newest book, Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big…

    Ryder Hall

    Dec.
    05
    2022

  • Workshop

    Social Media for Social Change with Cory Doctorow

    On December 5th at 12 pm at 271 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, The Burnes Center for Social Changeand the Department of Journalism are hosting…

    The Burnes Center for Social Change

    Dec.
    05
    2022

  • Seminar

    Solutions Journalism Convening

    On November 17, 2022, Burnes Center is convening leading practitioners and teachers of solutions journalism to discuss how to advance and deepen the field of…

    TBD

    Nov.
    17
    2022

  • Workshop

    Op-Ed Workshop with Bruce Schneier

    In today’s age of constant media babble and a vast explosion of online and print publications have transformed the traditional pathways of publication, prestige, and…

    The Burnes Center for Social Change, 271 Huntington Av

    Nov.
    14
    2022

  • Workshop

    Oakland City Challenge: Budgeting

    In this session, we will focus both on developing a budget for your pilot and a budget for scaling your project. This will include an…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Nov.
    02
    2022

  • Workshop

    Oakland City Challenge: Persuasive Pitches

    To implement your projects, you will need to persuade people at every step of the process. Decks and pitches can help you gain support for…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Nov.
    02
    2022

  • Coaching Program

    Solving Public Problems Accelerator: Diagnosing Your Data Needs

    The goal of this session is to discuss your data needs and ways that data can be used to improve your understanding of your problem…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    25
    2022

  • Workshop

    Solving Public Problems Accelerator: Convening Global Social Innovators

    A four-day convening at the Bellagio Center in Italy will bring together finalists in the Solving Public Problems Accelerator program.

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Bellagio Center, Italy

    Oct.
    25
    2022

  • Workshop

    Oakland City Challenge: Designing Your Pilot and Measuring Impact

    This session will focus on articulating the pilot you want to launch in 2022 and addressing how your pilot will test your solution, what steps…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    24
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Effective Measurement and Pilots

    With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Burnes Center is running a coaching program to support global social innovators working to improve education, learning,…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    20
    2022

  • Coaching Program

    Oakland City Challenge: Fast Field Scanning and Powerful Partnerships

    The goal of this session is to discuss your strategy for implementing your social innovation project. In particular, we will discuss: 1) fast field scanning,…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    17
    2022

  • Workshop

    Creating a Performance Context with Strategic Outcomes, Strategic Foresight, Strategic Planning, and Enterprise Risk Management

    The Burnes Center’s InnovateUS program offers both an at-your-own pace curriculum focused on learning how to use data, technology and equitable engagement. The Center is…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    13
    2022

  • Seminar

    Resolviendo Problemas Públicos con Inteligencia Colectiva

    Beth Simone Noveck is joining this virtual discussion organized by Ideas Labs, where she will be presenting findings from The Burnes Center’s City Challenges program.…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    06
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Persuasive Memo Writing

    In this one-hour virtual training, we will cover strategies for persuasive memo writing in order to help you write the killer memo to advance your…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Sep.
    08
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Powerful Partnerships

    In this one-hour virtual workshop, we will discuss different examples of partnerships, the advantages of cross-sector partnerships, and how to manage implementation challenges and risks.

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Aug.
    11
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Behavioral Insights

    In this virtual workshop, you will learn about behavioral science concepts and explore tools that can help you develop and test policies and services that…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jul.
    28
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Defining Problems with Data

    In this one-hour virtual workshop, we will describe how data can be used to help define and solve problems. You will walk away with an…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    30
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Defining Problems with People (Human Centered Design) – Interviewing and Journey Mapping

    Human-centered design puts the end user of a product or service at the center of the development process. People practicing human-centered design observe and interview…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    16
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Innovation 101

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will develop their innovation literacy by exploring the concept of innovation, reflecting on their own examples and learning about how…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    May.
    19
    2022

  • Coaching Program

    Solving Public Problems Education Accelerator Coaching Program

    With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Burnes Center is running a coaching program to support global social innovators working to improve education, learning,…

    11:00am5:00pm

    Virtual

    Apr.
    01
    2022

  • Workshop

    Oakland City Challenge Design Workshops

    In collaboration with the City of Oakland and the Oakland Fund for Public Innovation, the Burnes Center and Mills College at Oakland ran an open…

    11:00am5:00pm

    Virtual

    Apr.
    01
    2022

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