1.2 What is expected from projects? The project may be expected to deliver financial benefits to the organisation. In the public sector projects are usually expected to lead to social, economic and political outcomes. All projects are different. The level of complexity differs and the context in which a project exists will affect it. There is no single right way to manage a project. All projects have customers. There are three key dimensions to a projec
The project may be expected to deliver financial benefits to the organisation.
In the public sector projects are usually expected to lead to social, economic and political outcomes.
All projects are different. The level of complexity differs and the context in which a project exists will affect it. There is no single right way to manage a project. All projects have customers.
There are three key dimensions to a projec
Where’s the power in the new development paradigm?
Development has been transformed over the last decade. Social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, celebrities, new NGOs, and global advocacy networks have injected new energy and ideas into the sector. This creates new opportunities, as additional resources and attention are brought to bear on persistent development problems, but also creates new challenges around coordination and alignment. Representatives from private and public organisations will discuss the challenges and opportunities this new
Social Inequality: Computer Exercise
Current and projected data will be used to examine cohort differences among members of various race/ethnic groups as they grow older in order to identify possible political and policy implications for the future. Data from various states and metropolitan cities will be compared.
Gender, Occupation and Earnings
Overall, we see that even when controlling for occupation, gender continues to affect earnings: women make less than men. Regardless of occupation, we find that a higher proportion of women than men fall into the low-income categories. Likewise, a higher proportion of men than women fall into the high-income categories. Students will explore these ideas by analyzing the effects of gender, occupation and education on earnings.
Gender, Martial Status, and Earnings
Berk (1985) proposed that the family is a "gender factory"; that is, families are social institutions in which ideas about gender are formed, enforced, and reproduced across generations. This exercise examines the relationships between marital status and earnings among women aged 25 and over, using data from the 1990 U.S. Census. We will attempt to answer the following question: Does marital status influence earnings among women?
Dynamic Gene is designed to let students learn about plant genomes by using bioinformatics to analyze newly sequenced genes in rice and maize. Many of these genes have only been predicted by computers and have never been closely examined by human beings! The site's name emphasizes the gene both as a dynamic structure that changes through evolutionary time, but also as a dynamic concept that changes with our increasing knowledge of genome organization. The design for Dynamic Gene recalls the "str
To Kill A Mockingbird
The activities below explore some important issues and ideas we will encounter as we read Harper Lee's American classic To Kill a Mockingbird.
This presentation kit will help you introduce Figure This! Mathematics Challenges for Families to the families of your students. Figure This! is a Public Outreach campaign designed to engage families of middle school students in working on mathematics together. The campaign consists of 80 math challenges, available on the Web at www.figurethis.org. They are designed for middle school students and their families to work on at home. These challenges provide examples of the rigorous mathematics tha
Native Americans overview
A three minute overview of Indians in America. Not much depth, but it does provide some good images and good talking points for elementary age students. This is best used with a map that shows where the various tribes lived. Ideas could be the culture and the impact of geograhy on these people. You need to stop the video or another one automatically plays
John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe speaking at Oxford University's Saïd Business School for the annual Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford meeting. Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford is a vibrant and fast-paced mix of masterclasses run by leading Valley figures, panel debates focusing on the big issues in Silicon Valley, innovation workshops where specific ideas could be developed, and one-to-one clinics for aspiring entrepreneurs.
How can we empower the powerless through economic development?
Today there is a well-established development ‘industry’ spanning NGOs, state actors, academics, and — increasingly — corporations. Each has their own models of how to help the ‘bottom billion’ escape crushing poverty and these models are increasingly competing for political support, media attention, and donor money. This session will explore the obstacles to economic development from the perspective of empowerment, and will also offer real examples of projects that have created last
Powerful women: Shifting the status quo
An emerging phenomenon in parts of the developing world is that of women holding power in political structures, including structures previously seen as being the preserve of men. Women also navigate traditional power structures to bring to the fore the economic interests and societal rights of women. Are there robust and sustainable models emerging which can illuminate political, legal, economic power structures? Women share how they brought vitality and hope to their communities.
State power and social innovation
For many social entrepreneurs governments are a crucial source of income, but also a barrier to action because of their perceived inability to innovate and change. Yet most academics, commentators, and social activists recognise that genuine systemic global change requires institutional and political entrepreneurship. This panel will explore examples of state social entrepreneurship and will consider the question: to what extent is government the best solution or the biggest problem to addressin
The Skoll World Forum 2009 - Opening Plenary
The Skoll World Forum 2009 - The Opening Plenary - held at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Musical Performance – Taiko Meantime, An enthralling show combining traditional Japanese rhythms and techniques with eclectic, original compositions Opening Remarks – Stephan Chambers, Chairman, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Welcome – Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman, Skoll Foundation and Participant Media The Power Paradox – Roger L. Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, Universi
How can I survive the financial crisis?
The current financial crisis creates unprecedented challenges for social entrepreneurs worldwide as they deal with heightened funding challenges, consequential decisions, organisational alignment and management of potential tradeoffs. Upheaval and rapid change can also bring about new opportunities for focus, innovation and clarity. Join leading practitioners and social sector leaders in this candid, generative and instructive conversation designed to provide social entrepreneurs with ideas, str
4.1 Knowledge about context and author
This unit is essential reading if you want to look at, and think about, people's ideas, practices and products to try to understand what they mean. Developing your skill in analysis–interpretation–evaluation and communication is a good and worthwhile investment. Aimed at learners of arts and humanities subjects, you will find this unit invaluable whether you are new to study or more experienced.
21A.342 Environmental Struggles (MIT)
This class explores the interrelationship between humans and natural environments. It does so by focusing on conflict over access to and use of the environment as well as ideas about "nature" in various parts of the world.
Tim Kendall: 'Ivor Gurney: First War Poet'
Professor Tim Kendall considers what composer and poet Ivor Gurney understood by the phrase 'war poet' and how he saw his own work as belonging to (and eminent amidst) a tradition of writing about war. Tim Kendall examines the ways in which Gurney represents poetry, and the figure of the poet, in his own work; and assesses Gurney's hopes for the efficacy of such poetry - whether as acts of witness, of escapism, or of political intervention. Tim Kendall is Professor of English Literature at the
Forgotten in the Mountains: Displacement in the Highlands of Papua
This film looks at the issue of forced displacement of indigenous Papuans in (West) Papua, Indonesia. This 30 minute film looks at the issue of forced displacement of indigenous Papuans in (West) Papua, Indonesia. Papuan fears for their future have recently become focused on the issue of migration from the rest of Indonesia into their homeland. Following the failure of special autonomy since 2001 to deliver health, education and infrastructure benefits to Papuan villagers, or even a small measur
Physics of the Impossible
Professor Michio Kaku poses the question: "where does the realm of science fiction end?" He explores the actual possibilities of ideas such as time travel, force fields, teleportation, star ships and invisibility. On Friday May 29th 2009, world renowned physicist, broadcaster and author, Professor Michio Kaku spoke at the Said Business School, Oxford as part of the St Cross College Science Lecture Series. Presenting "Physics of the Impossible", Professor Kaku believes that 'anything that is no