Course Overview

Throughout the world, imaginative leaders are scrambling to find ways to exploit and transform the capacities of old institutions to deal with today’s realities. Their path-breaking efforts are revealing new ways that leaders in public, private, and nonprofit organizations can address new challenges. The new focus does not limit itself to government; instead the concentration is on processes of governance that combine the collective capacities of society’s different sectors and institutions in joint problems-solving initiatives. The skills needed to create these new arrangements are not those used to run traditional top-down organizations; they are the ones social entrepreneurs use to marshal diverse resources beyond their direct control.