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Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 98 days
Effective organizing requires an understanding of how to identify, recruit and develop leadership, build community around that leadership and harness the power from the resources of that community.
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  • Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change is an online executive program designed to help you learn how to organize communities that can mobilize power to make change.
  • Designed by Harvard Kennedy School, this 15-week online program offers a unique opportunity for those involved in organizing projects around the world to interact with others engaged in similar efforts, including leaders of civic associations, social movements, advocacy groups and nonprofits.
  • Professor Marshall Ganz explains the benefits of the Leadership, Organizing and Action program.
Organize Your Community to Enact Needed Change
  • Professor Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and his associates teach this online executive program about how to be a change leader. An expert in this area, Professor Ganz has coached people across the globe on how to use community organizing and leadership practices in social movements, electoral campaigns, community organizing, classroom instruction, workshops, lectures and writing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 98 days
  • Languages
    • English
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  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Leadership, Organizing and Action will teach you how to:

  • Enable others to achieve shared purpose under conditions of uncertainty.
  • Develop leadership, build community around that leadership and turn resources of that community into the power to achieve change.
  • Develop your public narrative: story of self, story of us, story of now.
  • Learn the difference between organizing and mobilizing and why it takes organizing to create real change.


English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule a TOEFL® test
  • Schedule an IELTS test

Academic Requirements

  • This program is designed for global leaders who are conducting real-life organizing projects that support their organization’s ongoing work.
Recommended applicants include:
  • Members of civic, social and political organizations
  • Nonprofit and NGO executives
  • Union leaders
  • Individuals working for advocacy groups and other social movements

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                2200 USD/module
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 2200 USD per module and a duration of 98 days.
              • National

                2200 USD/module
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 2200 USD per module and a duration of 98 days.
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