ChanGINg Mindsets & EncouraGINg Action
8 Tools for Global Impact



EncouraGINg Impact > EncouraGINg Action

  1. The action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another

  2. A marked effect or influence

  3. Have a strong effect on someone or something

  1. The fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim

  2. A thing done

  3. The way in which something works or moves


Impact: A strong effect, forcible change, or benefit to the environment, the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, happiness, and wellbeing beyond the classroom.

Activity: Action & Impact Walkabout



We cannot successfully implement the SDGs by 2030 in isolation

Implement: Put a decision, plan, agreement, or action into effect.

Activities: SDG Alphabet,
SDG Dance, & SDG Interactions Mingle



Global Competence is the key to a
sustainable future

Why do we need global competence?

  • to live harmoniously in multicultural communities

  • to thrive in a changing labor market

  • to use media platforms effectively and responsibly

  • to support the Sustainable Development Goals

Competence: The ability to do something successfully or efficiently.

Activity: Four Corners



Start local
& walk the walk.

The Sustainability Compass helps to examine local & global issues

Activity: Mini School Self-Assessments



To deeply understand the perspectives of others, think like a historian & actively listen

Activity: Flash Town Hall Interview

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To engage effectively & appropriately across cultures,
utilize the
cultural iceberg

Activity: Deep Culture Vlogs



169 Targets > 17 Goals

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What’s Your Target(s)?



Talent(s) + Target(s) =Vocation

Vocation is one’s response to a call from outside of oneself to use one’s strengths and gifts to make the world a better place through service, creativity, and leadership.

The concept of vocation rests on the belief that life is about more than me. 

Talent + Target = Vocation

Activity: Vocation Venn Diagram & Graffiti Wall



Your Global Impact Toolkit:



Interactive Workshop:
17 Skills for 17 Goals (Level 1)



1: Pathways to Empathy



2: The Power of Observation

As we walk around campus, use your senses, power of observation, & the UN SDGs to identify five or more potential issues you observe in the community. What do you observe? What are you wondering?



3: Active Listening
& Reflective Questioning



4: Root Cause & Needs Analysis

The deepest-level cause of a problem is called the root cause: The root cause is “the why at the bottom” that sets in motion the entire cause-and-effect chain causing the problem(s). It’s important to involve the local community in both the root cause analysis and then in a needs analysis to personalize and outline next steps.

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5. Craft Your Mission
& Impact/ Action Plan



6. Tell Your Story, Make Your Pitch, Deliver Your Mission,
Make Impact



Interactive Workshop:
Global Youth Media

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Use media platforms effectively and responsibly…


…Everybody has a story

Media Skills Flash Stations:
Interviewing, videography, audio, editing


Interviewing frameworks: TLH, SDGs, OOTB cards
Videography: Framing, types of shots, static/dynamic, B-roll
Audio: Mics, voice and expression, headphones, levels, environmental noise, soundscapes
Editing: Storyboard footage, elements of a story, transitions
Media Teams: Roles and responsibilities
Publishing: Global Youth Media Member Stations (Voice Lab and Futures Public Radio)