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Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling, and Action

Course locationCambridge , USA
Course duration14 weeks
Course datesSeptember 16 2019 - December 20 2019
SkillsetOver the 14-week period, you will gain skills that include: How to craft your public narrative How to connect your story to that of your community to motivate commitment to a shared purpose and call to action How to analyze the role of narrative in moments of critical change and use tools to enable others’ agency How to increase your capacity to lead others using the public narrative framework


Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling, and Action is a transformative online program through which you can strengthen your capacity to lead. You learn how to tell a story of self that enables others to “get you”; a story of us that enables your community to “get each other”; and a story of now that turns the present moment into one of challenge, hope, and action. It is a groundbreaking practice that for years has proven an invaluable tool for senior public leaders, community organizers, students, and leaders across a range of organizations.

The program is part of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program.

For more information visit the course website here.


Hear from Professor Marshall Ganz: Story of Self Across Cultures

In this video, Professor Marshall Ganz explores the power and perception of the “story of self” across cultures.


Marshall Ganz

Marshall Ganz

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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