UNESCO’s emphasis on quality education and learning is essential; throughout its report on education, the organization distinguishes education as a human-centered process from education as a product to be consumed. That distinction defines praxis.
praxis is a collaboration between the Posner Center and Regis University’s Development Practice to bring practical, applicable, and critical education to social impact professionals, at home and abroad.
These courses not only provide new content but also opportunities and support to apply that content directly to your organization.
This partnership includes two programs:
Data, Design, and Evaluation: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
New Lenses for Storytelling: Critique to (re)Creation: Video storytelling through a decolonized lens with Rebel Spirit Collective
To learn more, see the information below or register for one of our information sessions.
praxis courses are designed to be accessed from anywhere in the world. Students with a variety of professional backgrounds in nonprofits, health, government, gender, education, WASH, and more engage with their instructors and each other via real-time, video-conferenced class meetings and discussions.
Enrollment in the praxis program not only gives you access to world-class instructors and courses to deepen your development practice but also connects you to the Posner Center Community.
Data, Design, and Evaluation
Data, Design, and Evaluation is a series of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills courses, designed to strengthen the development practice of the Posner Center community and beyond. These courses are not theoretical but instead focus on using your work and your data to strengthen your evaluation practices in real time alongside a cohort of students from all around the world.
New Lenses for Storytelling: From Critique to (re)Creation
Crafted, composed, honed, and edited, stories can showcase progress or box in a problem. As the call to decolonize aid and development continues to gain momentum, many organizations are applying a critical lens to how they do their work. We want to refocus that lens on how organizations tell their stories so they may truly live into their decolonizing values.
Rebel Spirit Collective is creating a web of storytellers with contributions to decolonized development media. In this multi-course series, participants move through cycles of critique and creation. As they flip critical lenses into mirrors, storytellers are able to discover new ways of creating and sharing both the process and product of storytelling. Individuals and teams contribute to decolonization by forming new ways of storytelling that challenge the status quo.