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Drivers of Change

Become a global citizen and a leader in social innovation!

What is Drivers of Change?

Drivers of Change is an 8-semester, interdisciplinary, international collaboration program focused on service and academic development.

You will carry out two high-impact social projects in direct collaboration with different national and international communities. You will be accompanied by your director, your mentor, and a peer guide.

Become a Driver

You can apply to the program if you are enrolled in your first or second semester of any undergraduate degree program at the Universidad de Monterrey.

Important dates

  • Call for applications opens: August 5, 2019
  • Call for applications closes: September 20, 2019
  • Interviews: October 15 to 23, 2019
  • Meeting of the Board for selection: October 17, 2019
  • Announcement of selected candidates: October 21 to 25, 2019


Work sessions:

  • November 1 and 2, 2019
  • November 9, 2019
  • November 24, 2019
  • December 1, 2019
Benefits for Drivers
Academic courses with a social focus.
International-level network of social enterprisers.
Social projects to be developed (national and international).

Profile of a Driver

By the end of the program, you will have developed the following knowledge:

  • Social and philosophical perspective.
  • Research methodologies.
  • Advanced writing tools
  • Sustainability.
  • Organizational development techniques based on a sense of humanism.
  • Administration and finances of social projects.
  • Creation of social projects and applied research projects.
  • Project evaluation.
  • Topics with an international focus.
  • Current national and international problems and the development of solutions to those problems.
  • General culture and languages.

Upon completing the program, you will have developed the following competencies:

  • You will acquire the 10 competencies for the workforce of the future, as proposed by the Institute for the Future (IFTF) (cross cultural competency, new media literacy, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration, social intelligence, novel and adaptive thinking, sense making, computational thinking, and trans-disciplinarity).

By the end of the program, you will have developed the following skills:

  • Promoter of financial aid.
  • A mediator and collaborator.
  • Creative.
  • A detector of the community’s needs.
  • Good at analyzing, synthetizing, and solving problems.
  • Capable of making decisions.
  • Capable of developing knowledge in various academic areas.
  • Capable of handling simultaneous projects.
  • Trained in the six drivers of change (superstructured organizations, a globally-connected world, the rise of smart machines and systems, the consolidation of a computational world, extreme longevity, new media ecology).

By the end of the program, you will have developed the following attitudes:

  • Integrity.
  • Helpful.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Socially responsible.
  • Intercultural.
  • Interdisciplinary.
  • Proactivity.
  • Enabled for life-long learning.
  • A global citizen with a spirit of service.
  • Emotional intelligence.

Become a mentor

If you are an UDEM teacher or collaborator and you have the attitudes, skills, and values necessary to convey, in a responsible manner, the commitment involved in being an agent of change, you can become a program mentor.

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