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 email@example.com. 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