Through CLU’s Capstone Action Project, students influence three layers of change.
1. The Student Practitioner Experiences Change
Students become practitioners and experience change through various mindfulness practices. These practices develop specific skills for facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and change regarding a particular problem in a business, a non-profit, a government agency, or a community group.
2. The Stakeholder Group Experiences Change
The project’s participants experience change because their input into the project’s goals, methods, and measurements develops their own efficacy in addressing an area of mutual concern.
3. The Larger Problem Experiences Change
While student projects must be narrowly focused, those projects are able to make a specific change regarding a larger social or organizational problem.
Student practitioners identify a problem, receive feedback and reframe the problem with stakeholder participants, and then work collaboratively to make a measurable positive change.
Listen to Dr. Stan Ward, Dean of Capstone Studies, and Dr. Victor Manalo, Dean of the Claremont Core, discuss the various layers of change and the Capstone Action Project in our recent podcast below.