A photo of Kanoko Kamata, Huang Hui, local organizing team members, and 45 participants from NGO’s and community groups from all over Japan. This was Kanoko's first 2.5 day organizing workshop in Tokyo. December 2013.

Members of Serbia on the Move at a recent launching of the new project called "How will your doctor be?" An initial campaign to address corruption in the Serbian health system.

Farhan Latif,  Sarah Smith, Chris Looi, Rawan Zeine, Yusufi Vali and Marshall Ganz, holding a Public Narrative workshop at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. February 23, 2013

On June 2, 2013, the pictured team led a Public Narrative workshop with 30 doctoral students enrolled in the Global Health Leadership Program at Tokyo University. From left to right:  Hui ‘Helen’ Huang, Sayako Kanamori, Kanoko Kamata, Tomohiro Hamakawa, Mariko Gakiya, Marshall Ganz, Naoko Jinjo, Amina Sugi and Miho Shimizu.

Latino Leadership Initiative Coaches & Trainers, June 2013. — left to right:  Melanie Vant, Uyen Doan, Celina Barrios-Millner, Lucia Moritz, Abel Cano, Rawan Zeine, Jacob Waxman, Marshall Ganz and Christopher Torres.

Public Narrative training with the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI), April 2013. From left to right: Yusufi Vali, Jenny Howlett, Brie Loskota,Nadia Roumani, Predrag Stojicic, Farhan Latif, Sofia Begg Latif, Rawan Zeine, Nura Sediqe, Marshall Ganz and Sumaya Abubaker.

Community Organizing Training with Canada's First Nations & Environmental Leaders. March 22-24, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Network Training Team included: Dan Grandone, Jake Waxman, Esther Handy & Jennifer Hollett.

Participants of the "Learning Conference 2012"  

Participants of the "Learning Conference 2012" during the Strategy Deep Learning Session  

" Learning Conference 2012" - Strategy Session  


Election Results In!

Posted on April 01, 2014

We are excited to announce the winners of our first membership-wide board election. We appreciate all 15 candidates for their willingness to serve and engage in this active month-long campaign. And a special thanks to all of you for voting! There were 367 total ballots cast from members across 44 countries. Congratulations to the top 7 candidates (in bold) who become the Network’s new board members! Jacob Waxman           149 Rawan Zeine           146 Christina Sánchez      143 Predrag Stojicic      139 Jesse Wilderman        129 Art Reyes   … Continue reading

Happy birthday, Marshall!

Posted on March 21, 2014

Last week was the birthday of our own Marshall Ganz. One of his students compiled this video with hundreds of greetings from around the world.

LCN 2014 Board Candidate Forum

Posted on March 14, 2014

Welcome to the 2014 LCN Board Candidate forum!

Members of the Leading Change Network will be electing a new Board of Directors in a few weeks. Candidates will have several opportunities to answer questions from members about their qualifications and vision for the network. The questions for this forum will be submitted by members like you, and generated by the LCN Election Committee. Continue reading

What would you like to know about the candidates for the board of the Leading Change Network?

Posted on March 06, 2014

Members of the Leading Change Network will be electing a new Board of Directors in a few weeks. Click here to learn more about the process. Candidates will have several opportunities to answer questions from members about their qualifications and vision for the network.

We invite any members of our community to suggest questions for the board candidates. Here are some of the ways you can do this… Continue reading

Electing a new Board for the Leading Change Network!

Posted on February 21, 2014

In March, we will hold the first Network-wide elections as the next steps in the Leading Change Network’s transition process. All members are invited to participate.

Visit our election information page to learn more and get involved! »

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Leadership and Organizing Talk at Globis Management School, Tokyo

Posted on January 17, 2014

Dear All, These are videos of a talk, interview, and q&a on organizing at the Globis School of Management in Tokyo. They put the organizing work we do in a bit of a larger context as to the role of agency, collaboration, as a way of doing things, central to democratic practice, as opposed to top down command and control and market based individual competition. The event was part of the community organizing initiative launched by Kanoko Kamata and team in Japan. https://www.facebook.com/communityorganizing.jp    NHK national television reported on workshop last night. Marshall Mr. Ganz and Kanoko-san, http://globis.tv/en/movie/?e=1224 http://globis.tv/en/movie/?e=1226 http://globis.tv/en/movie/?e=1228 … Continue reading

Organizing and the Dependency Cycle: A case from Kenya

Posted on January 13, 2014

On the 18th of December, 20 Leading Change Members joined to discuss how community organizing can impact the dependency circle that current aid culture enforces.  Our objectives were to, share our individual experiences, discuss actions we could take to change this dynamic in our work and determine collective actions we could take to address the dependency challenge. We tackled these objectives through looking at four case studies based on my experience at Tatua Kenya (case studies can be found online here), asking ourselves: What historical power imbalances are evident in this case? What organizing practices could be used to address … Continue reading