Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change is a 14-week Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education online program designed to help leaders of civic associations, advocacy groups, and social movements learn how to organize communities that can mobilize power to make change. The program explores how leadership is exercised through mastery of five practices, including:
- Public Narrative
- Building Relationships
- Structuring Leadership Teams
The course is organized into nine modules, each with a specific learning and/or project outcome. People learn organizing from the experience of doing it, reflecting on their experience, learning from their reflection, and trying again. In the course, this requires leading an organizing project, reading background material, participating in lecture with Faculty Chair Marshall Ganz, writing reflection papers, completing skill practice assignments, taking part in section meetings, receiving coaching from your Teaching Fellow and coaching each other.
A unique aspect of the program is that participants are broken into groups and take part in a substantial amount of collaborative, online work. This group work provides a valuable opportunity to form a network of partnerships amongst colleagues and gain unique insights from fellow organizers around the world.