Part of the Executive Education Online Leadership Series at Harvard Kennedy School, a series of unique online programs where participants work in groups, engage in live classes and office hours, and complete assignments by applying the concepts and frameworks they learn to their own organizations. Participants are able to utilize techniques and faculty feedback in their work as they progress through the programs and achieve immediate impact.
Leading an effective nonviolent struggle demands new ways of thinking and strong collaboration among many diverse groups. Leading Nonviolent Movements for Social Progress is Harvard Kennedy School’s newest online executive program designed for leaders and activists from social movements; communities building alternative institutions; and those working at both local and national levels to affect social change. Presented in collaboration with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, this innovative five-week course explores the conceptual frameworks for effective leadership through learning modules focused on building collaboration, strengthening the strategic capacity of leadership teams, tactical flexibility and innovation, and negotiation.
The curriculum is presented in ten two-week modules focused on:
- Building unity through articulating a strong vision of tomorrow and negotiation within a spectrum of potential allies
- Choosing appropriate strategic targets: Impacting allies and adversaries
- Strategies, tactics, and the mobilization of numbers and constituencies
- The disciplined imagination of planning: Planning forward and planning backward
- Managing the end game: Understanding the processes of consolidating victory, maintaining unity, and planning for effective transitions
October 9—November 10, 2017 | Application Deadline: SEPTEMBER 9, 2017