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Designing Interventions

November 16, 2019

Designing Interventions for Social Change in Complex Systems

Most development work by social purpose organisations happens through deliberate intervention to bring about social change. The issues are a conglomeration of messy problems in complex systems. This program provides you with the knowledge and skills of a systems approach to build a deeper understanding of the system you are trying to intervene in, and then builds your ability to design interventions in that system to bring about social change. It will enable your ability to apply regenerative systems design in their respective contexts. The sessions will equip you with frameworks that enable you to design for transition into a new future anchored in the vision of Agenda 2030 of the UN’s SDGs 

In the 3-day workshop, you will:

Employ systems tools to analyse complex social contexts;

Identify a leverage point for intervention;

Design an intervention using purposeful programme theory.

Who should attend

If you are a mid to senior level manager and/or leader in the social sector, keen to take these learnings back to your work, to design sustainable programmes situated in complex systems - then this workshop is for you.

Fees: Non-residential programme

Rs 17,500/- + GST per participant

Rs 16,000/- + GST per participant for 2 or more participants

Limited need based financial assistance available.

Date: 17-19 October 2019     

Location: Noida (Venue: ISDM Campus)


Shashi Nair - Professor, Azim Premji University

Shashi Nair's interests include the development of a strong public school education system in India, and the diagnosis, design and strengthening of school education systems. Before APU Shashi was the Head of the Education Leadership and Management Team at the Azim Premji Foundation. He also worked for several years in the corporate sector in research, design and training. He teaches Educational Change, School Systems Analysis, and Programme Design and Evaluation in Education at the Azim Premji University. Shashi is a Civil Engineer from IIT Madras and has a MBA from IIM Bangalore with a specialisation in Operations Research. 

Suparna Diwakar

Suparna has worked extensively in the development sector for 30+ years, starting her career with MYRADA. She led and managed multiple projects at Adamya Chetana, Centre for Leadership and Management in Public Services, the Karnataka Department of Public Instruction and the Indian Institute of Science. Suparna also has experience in curriculum development, teaching, design, project development and implementation, corporate trainings and numerous collaborative projects with TISS, The Teacher Foundation, ABB, Azim Premji Foundation and UNICEF. She has also published papers on academic leadership, management and governance. Suparna has a PGDHRM from Symbiosis, an M.A. in Economics from Gokhale Institute and a B.Sc. from Bangalore University.

Dr. Aruna Pandey - Senior Research Fellow and Faculty - ISDM

Aruna has deep experience in Natural Resource Governance, Institutions and Sustainable Livelihoods. In her 11 years of experiencing social change with communities, Aruna has worked with institutions like BRLF, TISS (Mumbai), SOAS - University of London, IIM - Ahmedabad, ISAP (New Delhi), and many others on various research, education/ training and IB assignments. She received the Young Analyst Award by EU and DPG (Delhi), the prestigious M. K. Tata Prize, the NTPC gold medal for her dissertation at TISS and the Felix Scholarship Trust award for her Ph.D at SOAS. Aruna has an M.A. from TISS Mumbai and a PhD from SOAS London.

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