Community Organizing Training with Canada's First Nations & Environmental Leaders. March 22-24, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Network Training Team included: Dan Grandone, Jake Waxman, Esther Handy & Jennifer Hollett.
Public Narrative training with the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI), April 2013. From left to right: Yusufi Vali, Jenny Howlett, Brie Loskota,Nadia Roumani, Predrag Stojicic, Farhan Latif, Sofia Begg Latif, Rawan Zeine, Nura Sediqe, Marshall Ganz and Sumaya Abubaker.
Latino Leadership Initiative Coaches & Trainers, June 2013. — left to right: Melanie Vant, Uyen Doan, Celina Barrios-Millner, Lucia Moritz, Abel Cano, Rawan Zeine, Jacob Waxman, Marshall Ganz and Christopher Torres.
On June 2, 2013, the pictured team led a Public Narrative workshop with 30 doctoral students enrolled in the Global Health Leadership Program at Tokyo University. From left to right: Hui ‘Helen’ Huang, Sayako Kanamori, Kanoko Kamata, Tomohiro Hamakawa, Mariko Gakiya, Marshall Ganz, Naoko Jinjo, Amina Sugi and Miho Shimizu.
Farhan Latif, Sarah Smith, Chris Looi, Rawan Zeine, Yusufi Vali and Marshall Ganz, holding a Public Narrative workshop at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. February 23, 2013
Members of Serbia on the Move at a recent launching of the new project called "How will your doctor be?" An initial campaign to address corruption in the Serbian health system.
Participants of the "Learning Conference 2012"
Participants of the "Learning Conference 2012" during the Strategy Deep Learning Session
" Learning Conference 2012" - Strategy Session
Participants of the "Learning Conference 2012" during the Coaching Deep Learning Session
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Dear Leading Change Network Community, It is time for our fourth online learning room on the 18th of December 2013 from 11:00AM-12:30AM EST. This time, we examine the role Community Organizing can have in ending the dependency cycle created by domestic and foreign aid practices. In the traditional aid model donors enter communities and offer money or donations to fix what they see as the community’s problems. While this approach may reduce external needs, it does nothing to address the deeper issues of dependency and inequality that prolong poverty. Community Organizing is about more than external challenges, it cultivates a … Continue reading
Dear Friends, On Saturday, November 23rd, an online learning session on Public Narrative: Domination, Loss, Difference was held by Professor Marshall Ganz. In this learning room, participants discussed how to use public narrative to confront four challenges: power, loss, difference and change. Do we respond to domination with a story of resistance or of compliance? Do we respond to difference with a story of inclusion or exclusion? Do we respond to loss with a story of redemption or contamination? Do we respond to change with a story of rejection, accommodation, reform, or revolution? To learn more about the session, you … Continue reading
Dear Leading Change Network Community, Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change is an online program I have developed with Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education, designed to support leaders of civic associations, advocacy groups, and social movements learn how to organize communities that can mobilize power to make change. The program offers a unique online learning opportunity for nonprofit and non-governmental organization leaders to interact with colleagues from around the world. Applications are open until December 10, 2013. To apply, or for more information on program dates, tuition, and curriculum, please visit the Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change website: www.hks.harvard.edu/ee/loa LEADING … Continue reading
Dear Leading Change Network Community, It is time for our third online learning room on 23 November 2013 from 11am -12:30pm EST. This time, we focus on Public Narrative: Domination, Loss, Difference and Change With Marshall Ganz. Many of us have learned the value of public narrative for telling our story of self, us, and now. The real test of public narrative, however, is whether it helps inspire the courage – in ourselves and in others – to respond to urgent challenges with purposeful action. And some challenges are far more challenging than others. In this learning room we discuss how … Continue reading
Leading Change Network is pleased to share the Organizing Notes 2013 by Marshall Ganz in Arabic. In the past three years, Marshall Ganz has mentored Nisreen Haj Ahmad and a team of 30 organizing coaches support community organizing in Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia. Nisreen and team established Ahel.org and Mujtama3i.org through which they coach campaigns and share their learning. Up to date, they have trained over a 1200 people and 6 campaigns. They have recently translated Marshall Ganz’ organizing notes to Arabic and are sharing it widely with activists and community leaders in the Arab world. The notes were originally … Continue reading
Dear friends, What is it like to be organizing a power with campaign? To change behavior? To support one another? If you think it’s not a radical change process, you must test your assumption one more time and dig deep! The “Power With” Campaigns session will draw on two campaigns in Jordan’s Jabal AlNatheef 6 Minutes Campaign on reading and Safe Homes on corporal punishment on children. The session will first frame why constituents chose a power with campaign and not a power over campaign. It will demonstrate how the learning module was developed to enhance the campaign tactics and how … Continue reading
Last Saturday Predrag Stojicic and Ana Babovic hosted an online learning circle to focus on Community Organizing in Health. Twenty people form five different countries attended the session in which they examined two case studies that highlighted tensions relevant to organizing in health. They explored the Serbia on the Move case and challenge in identifying the constituency and building power of patients and families. Different participants shared their experiences in organizing health highlighting the importance of examining the social and cultural contexts when pushing for change in healthcare. Some participants also raised the challenge of organizing patients because most of … Continue reading