Our Pedagogy

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am for myself alone, what am I? If not now, when?” – Rabbi Hillel

Our approach to change is an adaptive pedagogy that equips people with the leadership skills and capacity to respond with the agency to the challenges of today. It is born out of decades of organizing experience, complemented by insights of social science, and tested through training campaigns on the ground.

Organizing is a practice of leadership whereby we define leadership as “enabling others to achieve shared purpose under conditions of uncertainty” – Marshall Gaz

Practicing leadership – enabling others to achieve purpose in the face of uncertainty – requires engaging the heart, the head, and the hands: motivation, strategy, and action.

We believe there are five key leadership practices: public narrative, relationship building, structure, strategizing and action.

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