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Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 98 days
Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change is an online opportunity to learn how to organize communities to mobilize their resources to create the power they need to make change. 


Effective organizing requires learning to identify, recruit, and develop leadership, build community around that leadership, and build power from the resources of that community.

This course offers a unique opportunity to learn on line by interacting with leaders of civic associations, social movements, advocacy groups and nonprofits around the world and Professor Marshall Ganz of Harvard Kennedy School. Professor Ganz and his associates have coached people to use community organizing and leadership practices in social movements, electoral campaigns, community organizing, classroom instruction, workshops, lectures, writing – and now Executive Education Online.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The department defines leadership as accepting responsibility to enable others to achieve purpose in the face of uncertainty. This program will explore how leadership is exercised through mastery of five practices, including:

  • Public Narrative
  • Building Relationships
  • Structuring Leadership Teams
  • Strategizing
  • Action


English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Admission to this online program is competitive and is based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility.
  • All students will be required to run an organizing campaign throughout the course. Accepted applicants are typically those with potential campaigns or projects that work with a specific group of people in their community, are working with the community to solve a problem and have a clear and measurable goal to create change.
  • Because of the interactive nature of this program, the number of participants is limited. Early application is encouraged as qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis and programs often fill quickly. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2000 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 USD per module and a duration of 98 days.
  • National Applies to you

    2000 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 USD per module and a duration of 98 days.
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