Updated: Mar 30, 2021
The latest Social Impact unit as part of the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact at the University of Western Australia (UWA) has now come to an end for this year.
Carol Innes and Prof Paul Flatau recently joined the class for their final day. The unit is taught by Katie Stubley with strategic input from the Danjoo Koorliny leaders, and covers topics such as cultural processes and authority; Aboriginal knowledge, processes and ways of doing; social innovation; social design; systems approaches; Indigenous business; social enterprise and social entrepreneurship; and more.
Over the last few months, various Elders and leaders have joined the class on their journey. They include Danjoo Koorliny leaders Dr Noel Nannup OAM, Professor Emeritus Colleen Hayward AM and Carol Innes; Centre for Social Impact (CSI) UWA Director Professor Paul Flatau; Noongar Land Enterprise Group Chair and Noongar Chamber of Commerce and Industry Director Oral McGuire; Commonland Managing Director of Landscape and Support Jim Mackintosh; Ruah Community Services CEO and CSI national board member Deb Zanella; and Wide Open Agriculture Managing Director Ben Cole.
The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact forms part of the MBA program.
"If we are talking about social impact in this place, Aboriginal people have had a blueprint for social, ecological and cultural harmony for more than 60,000 years, and this can be of benefit to everybody and everything" (Dr Richard Walley OAM).