In this online course produced by Resistance School, Professor Marshall Ganz shares the fundamentals of why structure matters and how to build the leadership structure starting with building your team. Follow along with the videos below to understand how to build organizing structure based on shared commitment, shared purpose, roles and norms.
Lesson 1- Definition of Leadership
Learn a new way to think about leadership that focuses on understanding your story, your relationship to others, and why now is the time to act.
Lesson 2 – Definition of Organizing
Learn a new way to think about organizing that focuses on the question, “who are my people?”
Lesson 3 – Professor Ganz’s Organizing Story
Learn about Professor Ganz’s personal journal through organizing and academia, and learn from the way he shares his own story of self.
Lesson 4 – Disorganization v. Organization
Learn to recognize important elements that distinguish an effective organization from a “disorganization.”
Lesson 5 – How to Structure a Team
Learn why it is important to structure a leadership team that doesn’t depend on just one person.
Lesson 6 – Distributed Leadership
Learn a new model of leadership of an organization that increases the probability of achieving the goal, that helps an organization grow in capacity, and that provides opportunities for growth and development.
Lesson 7 – Launching a Team
Learn how to launch a team by coming up with a shared purpose, setting norms and determining specific roles.
Lesson 8 – Determining a Shared Purpose
Watch a team model how to determine their shared purpose, then debrief what you thought worked and what didn’t work.
Lesson 9 – Determining Norms
Watch a team model how to determine their norms, then debrief what you thought worked or didn’t work.
Lesson 10 – Determining Roles
Watch a team model how to determine their roles, then debrief what you thought worked or didn’t work.
Lesson 11 – Determining Team Identity
Watch a team model how to determine their name and chant, then debrief what you thought worked or didn’t work.
Lesson 12 – How to Applaud
Learn a new method of applauding with purpose!
- Read Leading Change: Leadership, Organization, and Social Movements by Marshall Ganz
- Read The Practice of Social Movement Leadership by Marshall Ganz and Liz McKenna
- Read How to Structure Teams for Organising by Joel Dignam (based on Marshall Ganz’s Harvard course)
- See Organising: Start Here for many more resources