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Leading Nonviolent Movements for Social Progress

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Leading Nonviolent Movements for Social Progress 

Program Session(s): October 9, 2017 - November 10, 2017  
Application Deadline(s): September 9, 2017   
Program Fee:$2,100

An online program. 
This program qualifies for an Executive Certificate.

Faculty Chair: Douglas Johnson

Program Director: James Brockman

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Throughout history, social and political movements have had a significant impact on the world– shaking and shaping our society. In recent years, new social movements have stunned the world with their ability to spawn conversations, shape politics, and serve as a conduit for change. Many believed such accomplishments and results were impossible.

Leading an effective nonviolent struggle demands new ways of thinking and strong collaboration among many diverse groups. The Leading Nonviolent Movements for Social Progress executive program 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.

Presented in 10 online modules, the program will focus on:

  • Developing the frameworks and skills essential to a successful nonviolent struggle.
  • Examining the tactics and strategies needed to build numbers in a non-violent struggle.
  • Providing a systematic opportunity for nonviolent social movement mid-level leaders to learn from the experiences of peers and through the coaching of Harvard/CANVAS* faculty.

This course is a unique opportunity for those involved in social movements around the world to interact with their peers engaged in similar efforts. The cohort includes leaders and activists from social movements, communities building alternative institutions, and those working at both local and national levels to affect social change.  Highly interactive, this program will challenge you to think strategically and help develop the skills necessary to lead a successful campaign.

*CANVAS, the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies, is an educational organization that trains activists from around the world in the strategies and tactics on nonviolent struggle.

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