The Leading Change Network (LCN) is a global organization registered in the United States as a nonprofit (501(c)(3). LCN was established in 2012 under the leadership of Professor Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University, and the main creator of the unique methodology for Community Organizing and Public Narrative, an approach that has proven its effectiveness around the world in building leadership and leading change.
LCN aims to create a community of those engaged in organizing for social and political change around the world. It develops leadership and enhances the way collective action is organized. It creates online and offline space for its members to meet, learn, and improve their community organizing practices. It also keeps track of new trends, innovations and latest research, making them available to its community.
We hope to build a team of brilliant positive people from different cultures and backgrounds. We want to build a team that demonstrates how participatory and distributed leadership works – a team that is invested in coaching each other.
Unique to LCN
It’s not just a platform disseminating knowledge, it is a community of organizers, educators, and researchers. Its programs are designed and led by its members as well as its staff.
LCN has four programs:
(1) Community Organizing Home Base, the objective of which is to be a reference point for organizers around the world to go to for learning and for resources;
(2) the Community Initiative Program, in which members are connected, match-made and coached to organize their own spaces, to address their own needs, in understanding leadership, organizing and public narrative from their fellow members’ experiences;
(3) the LCN Forum in which the Network invites guest speakers to share great experiences, innovation, or valuable research. While most of the activities in these three programs happen online, the last program is in person.
(4) The Global Gathering brings members from around the world to meet in person, create solidarity, enhance resilience, share and learn.