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CLU Students Capston Action Project

How Do CLU Students Expand Their Positive Social Impact?

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.

Stan Ward

Stan Ward

Dr. Stanley J. Ward is the Dean of Capstone Studies at Claremont Lincoln University, where he continues to develop CLU's unique action research model for mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration that lead to values-based change. As dean, he also supervises graduate student action research projects in ethical leadership, social impact, and interfaith action.

Outside of academia, he is a certified 360 feedback facilitator through the Center for Creative Leadership and a certified change management practitioner through Prosci. In 2014, he founded Influence Coaching, LLC (www.coachingforinfluence.com) to provide individual and small group coaching resources that help leaders maximize their strengths, correct their liabilities, and make peace with their weaknesses, all while developing others in their organizations.
 
Dr. Ward holds a PhD in Leadership Studies, thinks fountain pens are cool, and jams on the ukulele with his family.

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Stan Ward

Stan Ward

Dr. Stanley J. Ward is the Dean of Capstone Studies at Claremont Lincoln University, where he continues to develop CLU's unique action research model for mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration that lead to values-based change. As dean, he also supervises graduate student action research projects in ethical leadership, social impact, and interfaith action.

Outside of academia, he is a certified 360 feedback facilitator through the Center for Creative Leadership and a certified change management practitioner through Prosci. In 2014, he founded Influence Coaching, LLC (www.coachingforinfluence.com) to provide individual and small group coaching resources that help leaders maximize their strengths, correct their liabilities, and make peace with their weaknesses, all while developing others in their organizations.
 
Dr. Ward holds a PhD in Leadership Studies, thinks fountain pens are cool, and jams on the ukulele with his family.