Key trends in the Future of Social Impact Careers

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For Episode 5 we're joined by Dr Craig Zelizer, Founder and CEO of PCDN, a leading platform connecting changemakers in diverse sectors to opportunities around the world with a community of over 65,000 individuals and organizations. We look at the future of social impact careers, including discussing desirable skills to work in social impact and useful networks and communities.

Meet Our Guest Craig Zelizer 

Expert in social impact careers, Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN Global which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, opportunities and inspiration to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong tri-sectoral experience in social entrepreneurship, higher education and the nonprofit sector and from 2006 to 2016 he taught as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still serves as an Adjunct Faculty teaching a class on  social entrepreneurship).
He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 organizations across the world including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. As a recognized leader in the social sector field, Craig has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University.
He spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia and has also published widely on innovation in higher education, international development and peacebuilding. 

Networks and content mentioned in the Episode: 

  • B Corporation Community – A global community of companies which balance purpose and profit
  • UN Global Compact – The world’s largest corporate sustainability initative to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
  • Net Impact – Through over 350 chapters world wide, Net Impact mobilizes next-generation leaders to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world.
  • PCDN Content Curated content on social impact careers including blog and podcast.
  • ImpactAlpha –  a digital media company redefining business journalism around social and environmental value.
  • NextBillion – NextBillion is an open forum for the development through enterprise sector. 
  • – a community of mission-driven conveners, accelerators, and mappers who learn from each other, build the larger capacity of the field, and construct pathways to more efficiently realize change.
  • Impact Hub – one of the world’s largest networks focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale.

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