Spring 2020  |  PA 5190 Section 001: Topics in Public and Nonprofit Leadership and Management -- Designing Change for Public Sector Problem Solving (67218)

Class Component:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
02/15/2020 - 02/22/2020
Sat 09:00AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Sat 09:00AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
04/11/2020 - 04/18/2020
Sat 09:00AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (12 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
Full title: "Designing Change for Public Sector Problem Solving." http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wood0704+PA5190+Spring2020
Class Description:

How can public and nonprofit sectors address society's most intransigent problems? How can we ensure that solutions are relevant, and flexible enough to adapt to changing needs? This course is an intensive deep dive into the intersection of human-centered design and the need for innovative, sustainable solutions in the public and non-profit sector. You can expect case studies and practical examples; guest speakers who will share how design thinking has impacted their work; and the opportunity to apply the human-centered design approach to a real-world project. This approach - often referred to as "design thinking" - has risen to prominence as a problem-solving method that builds on the strengths of design practice. Featuring iterative phases and the emphasis on understanding and engaging the people and context at the center of every problem we encounter, it can lead to more meaningful and effective outcomes.

Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 November 2019

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