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Ask yourself big questions to understand your motivations for making social change

Narrow down a problem to focus on in your work or community

Identify strategies to immerse in the problem and understand opportunities for meaningful change

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Course Syllabus

Welcome to the Course

Video: Introduction by Bavidra

Discussion: Introduce Yourself to the Community

Embrace Big Questions

Video: Embrace the Big Questions

Reading: Live the Questions

Activity: Your Big Questions

Discussion: Share Your Question

Explore What Brings You to Life

Video: What Brings You to Life

Reading: Explore What Makes You Come Alive

Activity: What Brings You to Life

Discussion: Share What Drives You

Narrow Down a Problem to Focus On

Video: Narrow Down a Problem

Video: Case Study from Cheryl Goh, Grab

Activity: Problem Funnel

Discussion: Share Your Problem Statement

Take Steps Towards the Problem

Video: Take Steps Towards the Problem

Video: Community Voices

Reading: Get Proximate

Activity: Identify Your Next Steps

Discussion: Share Your Action Statement

Stay On the Path

Video: Stay on the Path

Community Voices

Activity: How Will You Sustain?

Discussion: How will You Stay on the Path?

Change Your View Of The World

Draw inspiration from thought-provoking readings, videos, and reflections.

Enjoy Lifetime Access

Revisit courses, refresh your knowledge, and brush up on your skills at any time.

Receive a Certificate of Recognition

Attain a "Statement of Accomplishment" recognizing your successful completion of a course.

Gain New Skills

Increase your impact by putting new skills into practice.

"Listen to that inner call pushing you to start the journey. Don’t underestimate the small steps you take, because those few music notes will later create a symphony."

Daniela Ocampo,

Creative Director and Social Impact, Amadeus Foundation

Course Description

This course is for people who may not see themselves as social entrepreneurs but who want to make a greater impact in the world.

Change is the domain of all of us. Whether you work in a small organization or a large corporation, are early in your career or retired, you have the ability to create new solutions and build a better world by immersing yourself in a problem. This course shares stories from those in the Acumen community who have forged a path to purposeful work, and we hope this will inspire you on your own journey.

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Bavidra Mohan

Acumen Academy

Cheryl Goh

Group Head of Marketing and Sustainability,

Sabrina Habib



Bavidra Mohan

Acumen Academy

Cheryl Goh

Group Head of Marketing and Sustainability,

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