Upcoming Sessions

Session Title
Leading Nonviolent Movements for Social Progress

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Program Director: James Brockman
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Session Description

Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Nonprofit Leadership or Public Leadership Executive Certificate series.

Throughout history, nonviolent social and political movements have had a significant impact on the world, starting conversations, shaping politics and serving as the beginning for incredible 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. Leading Nonviolent Movements for Social Progress is an online executive program that explores the elements of effective leadership, including collaboration, strengthening the strategic capacity of leadership teams, tactical flexibility and innovation, and negotiation.

Hear from Srdja Popovic

Srdja Popovic, program faculty and Executive Director of CANVAS, speaks on the importance of social movements and this online program.

How Nonviolent Movements Succeed

This online program about leading nonviolent movements is a unique opportunity for you to interact with others around the world who are engaged in similar efforts. Highly interactive, it will challenge you to think strategically and help develop the skills you need to lead a successful campaign.

The Leading Nonviolent Movements online 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

* CANVAS, the Center 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.