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Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change

Program Session(s):
February 5, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Application Deadline(s):
December 5, 2017

Program Fee: $2,100

Program Type: Online Course

This program qualifies for an Executive Certificate.

Faculty Chair: Marshall Ganz

Program Director: James Brockman


Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change is an online program.

This online program is designed for leaders from civic, social, or political organizations who wish to learn how to organize communities that can mobilize power to make change.

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Admission to this online program is competitive and is based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Though there is no formal educational requirement, fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement for the program.

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. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space remains in the class.

You may apply as individual or as a team. If applying as part of a team for Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change, EACH team member must submit an application online.

Your application will not be considered complete, or reviewed, until you have provided all the information.

All communication you receive from the Executive Education department will be via email. Please add to your email address book so that your computer recognizes this email traffic and does not direct it to your SPAM file.

The email address you provide in the application should be one you check frequently. Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education uses email as the primary method of communication with all applicants and the primary method of identification for applicants. Please DO NOT use an e-mail address that has been used by another applicant.

If you have any questions about the application process, please call the Admission Office at 617-496-0484.


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