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  


Save the date for our 2014 Global Gathering!

Posted on September 25, 2014

In 2012, the Leading Change Network (LCN)  held its inaugural Learning Conference in Boston, a global gathering of 80 organizers, educators, and researchers from 8 countries. In 2013, LCN used the Internet to have an online Global Gathering, it was attended by 140 participants from 29 countries. Now becoming an annual tradition, LCN is excited to announce its 2014 Global Gathering! The 2014 Global Gathering will be an event where: 1. a wide range of organizing campaigns will be presented, 2. organizers from around the world will build relationships, and 3. stories of organizing challenges and successes will be shared … Continue reading

New syllabi added to our Resource Center

Posted on September 23, 2014

[books]The LCN Teaching Initiative is thrilled to share syllabi from nine faculty teaching adaptations of the Organizing: People, Power, Change course at their colleges and universities in the LCN Resource Center. You’ll see that while each instructor has adapted the pedagogy to their unique college contexts and student populations, there are core elements of the pedagogy common to all the courses. Our approach is based on offering students an opportunity to organize others to work together to achieve shared purpose rooted in five specific practices: relationship building, story telling, strategizing, acting, and structuring leadership. Students commit to values based organizing projects that require mobilizing others to determine, strategize, and achieve an outcome by the end of the semester. Continue reading

Movements for Change: The Bob Fitch Photography Archive at Stanford Libraries

Posted on September 08, 2014

If you are in the Bay Area, you might like to check out this exhibition of Bob Fitch’s iconic photos from the civil rights movement. More information is after the jump.

more fitchMG and Cesar with flag from Bob Fitch exhibit
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Instructors Share Practical Wisdom

Posted on August 06, 2014

The LCN Teaching Initiative supports college and university instructors in adapting our pedagogy to their teaching of community organizing, civic engagement, and  leadership. We kicked off our effort by convening the educators who have been  developing this work at five institutions, considering ways to engage others,  and developing a plan for the year. Educators from the following institutions participated in the kick-off convening: Harvard University, Wellesley College, University of Michigan, Providence College and Syracuse University. The focus of the discussion and exercise in “practical wisdom”, as one faculty member put it, was on how to enable students to be more … Continue reading

Don’t mess with moms! Serbia on the Move wins campaign for maternity pay.

Posted on August 05, 2014

serbia video screenshotWe are pleased to share this inspiring video about Serbia on the Move’s campaign to guarantee timely maternity leave payments to new mothers. It tells the story of one of the many women impacted by the problem, and how she joined forces with hundreds of other mothers to change the policy.

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Community Organizing helps labor unions in Japan

Posted on July 24, 2014

Lecture by MarshallThe Japanese Trade Union Confederation – Rengo (JTUC-Rengo) has been eager to incorporate community organizing into their work. Community Organizing Japan (COJ) proposed an organizing workshop to Rengo which took place June 19-21, 2014, thanks to the effort of Shugo Ikemoto, Secretary General of COJ who has a strong connection with Rengo. COJ invited Dr. Marshall Ganz and conducted the workshop together with a teaching team of 10 Japanese-speaking coaches, led by Katsurako Matsuzawa and Kanoko Kamata, COJ. Continue reading

An opportunity to teach organizing/leadership to college students

Posted on July 23, 2014

If you are a college or university instructor, please read this important message from Shana Berger, Leading Change Network Teaching Initiative Coordinator and let us know if you are interested in participating.

The goal of the LCN Teaching Initiative is to invite college and university educators to join us in expanding opportunities for students to learn community organizing, civic engagement, and leadership based on a pedagogy we have developed at Harvard College, Providence College, College of the Holy Cross, Stonehill College, Wellesley College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Michigan and Syracuse University. Continue reading