Impact Abroad Toolkit

WEEK 1: The Secret to Service (IAT101)


Week 1 of the Impact Abroad Toolkit, this course introduces the overarching theme that we serve smarter when we move from a charity approach to service to a partnership approach to service.

Learners completing this course will be able to:
-Distinguish between good intentions and the results of their actions
-Summarize the core assumptions undergirding the charity and partnership approaches to service
-Apply the charity and partnership frameworks to their own experiences of service
-Critique the shortcomings of the charity approach using examples from international development
-Identify principles of practicing ethical and effective service
-Articulate their personal vision for how they seek to serve

  • The Secret to Service Video
  • Share a time when you made a real difference
  • Share a time when service didn't work out
  • Learning Service - What’s wrong with volunteer travel?
  • 7 worst international aid ideas
  • Toxic Charity
  • Picture how you seek to serve
  • Feedback for Week 1: The Secret to Service
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed