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
WHATS GOING ON
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.
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: Comment on this post using the form below. Tweet a question to us by mentioning @leadingchangent on Twitter. Post your question in our Facebook group. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We especially recommend using … Continue reading
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
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
About Leading Change Network The Leading Change Network is a nonprofit global community of practice including organizers, researchers and educators. Initiated by Marshall Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School, and others, its purpose is to support its participants in developing the leadership, building the organizational capacity, and improving the ability of democratic organizing to meet the critical challenges of our times. At present, participants in 11 countries work on topics that range from immigration reform, human rights, gender equity, and economic justice to climate change, public health, and domestic violence. The demand, however, far exceeds our current capacity to respond, indicated by … Continue reading
Dear Leading Change Network Community: Organizing 2.0, a project of LCN, needs your input! We’re developing new workshop curriculum on (re)strategizing and want to learn from your experiences as campaigners and trainers. Please complete this online survey by January 4th – it should take about 15-20 minutes. If you have specific resources to share, please email them to email@example.com Background on the (Re)Strategizing Team: The (Re)Strategizing team developed this survey as part of their research and learning plan to create new workshop and teaching curricula. Many of our current teaching resources focus on introducing the concept of strategizing and equipping … Continue reading
Dear Leading Change Network Community, It is time for our fourth online learning room on the 18th of December 2013 from 11:00AM-12:30AM EST. This time, we examine the role Community Organizing can have in ending the dependency cycle created by domestic and foreign aid practices. In the traditional aid model donors enter communities and offer money or donations to fix what they see as the community’s problems. While this approach may reduce external needs, it does nothing to address the deeper issues of dependency and inequality that prolong poverty. Community Organizing is about more than external challenges, it cultivates a … Continue reading