At Future Generations University, you can learn with and from a community of global leaders passionate about making lasting change that improves life and advances justice and sustainability all over the world and in your community.
Master the skills you need to succeed
Study examples of global best practice in Community Development from international experts, and learn how to adapt and apply them to your local community context.
Our program allows you to learn in a flexible, applied format – ideal for busy professionals and people with family or community commitments who are eager to learn how to be more effective and efficient leaders.
You will do applied projects that directly improve your work through “community labs” – each class will help you build a professional portfolio that documents how you learned new knowledge, skills, and tools that relate to your career and community efforts.
“I came from a very rigorous style of education and I felt that I learned but it wasn’t what I could use in the real-world. I think that this applied way of teaching is invaluable.”
— PAZ, PHILIPPINES
Learn our proven method for community development
- Our approach to community development (SEED-SCALE) works based on 25 years of research, applications, and field demonstrations.
- We use the model to empower people at the community level to achieve local success. Future Generations partners with students to expand their work, both in geographic coverage and across development sectors for sustained improvements in quality of life.
- SEED-SCALE, a method that allows communities to advance to goals they seek for themselves, using resources they have in their communities.
Focus on a Sustainable Development Goal
Learn to advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of your choice in your project or community. The Future Generations Global community seeks a shift in practice informed by our SEED-SCALE methodology toward the 17 SDGs and beyond. For the first time in human history, every country of the world has signed on to these same set of goals. Governments, many corporations, and donor agencies have shared targets to address poverty, health, education, peace, inclusion of all, and climate action.
Courses We Teach
Fall 2020 Semester