Senior Leadership Strategy Session with Hahrie Han

Sydney, 1st February - 1st February

Do you playing a leading role in a large organisation looking for growth in membership, engagement and impact? If so, don’t miss this intimate half day strategy masterclass with international visitor Hahrie Han, author of “How Organisations Develop Activists”! This will be Hahrie’s only public Australian event and places are strictly limited.

Hahrie, an Associate Professor at UC Santa Barbara, is one of the world’s leading authorities on civic associations. You’ll explore areas like:

  • What is the difference between “organising” and “mobilising” and how can you combine the two for greatest impact?
  • How do you establish metrics around and evaluate the value of organising & engagement work?
  • What team structures best suit organising work? What characteristics should you look to hire for in organising staff?
  • How do you transition to an organising model from a more traditional approach?
  • What does adopting an organising approach mean for your stakeholder relationships and strategy setting processes?

This is also an opportunity to connect at a senior level with other CEOs/senior decision-makers to share experiences and approaches in this work. How do different organisations structure, budget-around and integrate organising in their work?

Hahrie Han will be introduced by Anita Tang, Board member of Australian Progress and independent advocacy advisor and campaign coach.

About Hahrie Han

Hahrie Han is the Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Environmental Politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

From 2005-2015, she was an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar at Harvard University (2009-2011).

She focuses particularly on the role that civic associations play in mobilising participation in politics and policy advocacy.

Her recently published book, How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century (Oxford University Press 2014) examines the strategies that the most effective civic associations use to engage activists and develop civic leaders in health and environmental politics. Another book, Groundbreakers: How Obama’s 2.1 Million Activists Transformed Field Campaigns in America (co-authored with Elizabeth McKenna, Oxford Univ. Press 2014) describes the strategies the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaign used to engage so many grassroots activists in communities across America.

Hahrie’s work was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Academic Publication on Membership Organizations Award by the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education, and Engagement. Hahrie consults and conducts research with a wide range of civic and political organizations around the world.

She received her Ph.D. in American Politics from Stanford University in 2005 and her B.A. from Harvard University in 1997.

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Sydney, 1st February