On March 19-20, 2022, the Practicing Democracy Project and the Leading Change Network collaborated to host the first online convening of 68 educators, practitioners and researchers of Community Organizing and Public Narrative from 13 countries to share, explore, and integrate methods of teaching, coaching, and practice—catalyzed recently due to the urgent need to adapt to online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The convening also created an opportunity for the cultivation of deeper and diverse relationships.
View the full report from the convening, where we have compiled key learnings from five presentations on innovation in the Public Narrative practice, leadership development, and team-based organizing practice, including:
- A micro workshop to teach the use of empathetic bridge and narrative in moments of disruptive challenge: Loss, Difference, Power, and Change
- Exploring how Public Narrative training can be scaled using digital micro learning platforms
- Adapting the Organizing pedagogy to build practice-centered programs for leadership development with the Formerly Incarcerated People (FIP) Fellowship
- Using data analysis to learn how to facilitate a team-based organizing project in the HKS graduate course MLD-377
- Ahel’s pedagogy for stronger teams and collective leadership in Jordan, Amman