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  • New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org A Project of the Center for Victims of Torture
  • Take a walk around the neighborhood – using the course technology tools
  • Getting to know each other
  • Overview The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project Foundations for strategic & tactical thinking
    • Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
    • Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
    Sun Tzu (over 2,000 years ago)
  • In other words…
    • Planning without action is futile.
    • Action without planning is fatal.
  • Know Yourself Know Your Opponent Know the Terrain From Sun Tzu— the Art of War The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  • Know Yourself
    • What do you think this means?
    • How does this match your own experience?
    Know Yourself
  • Know Yourself
    • Goals
    • Allies
    • Strengths and limits
    • Which tactics we know
    • Which tactics we can successfully implement
    Know Yourself
  • Know your opponent
    • What do you think this means?
    • How does this match your own experience?
    Know Your Opponent
  • Know your opponent
    • Goals
    • Strategy
    • Tactics
      • A key component of its strategy
      • Knowledge of such tactics aids us in counteracting them
    • Strengths and weaknesses
    Know Your Opponent
  • Know the Terrain
    • What do you think this means?
    • How does this match your own experience?
    Know the Terrain
  • Know the Terrain
    • Where a “battle” will be fought…
    • Two tools will be introduced
      • “ Tactical map tool ”
      • “ Spectrum of Allies tool”
    Know the Terrain
  • Key Terms The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project for understanding this course
  • Strategy
      • Strategy defines what is important to do.
      • Strategy is a specific action taken to affect a given situation.
  • Strategy entails many decisions
      • An outline of key steps and approaches in accomplishing the goal. Strategy defines what is important to do – including:
        • Selection of key objectives
        • Appropriate targets
        • Understanding of needed constituencies
        • Resources
        • Decisions on which t actics to use and when
  • Tactics
      • A specific action taken to affect a given situation.
      • A source of inspiration which focuses on how the world can be in the future.
  • Tactic – a specific action…
    • Taken to implement a strategy. Tactics are the levers or mechanisms to carry out a strategy.
      • Tactics are one of the key building blocks of strategy.
      • Tactics are about “the how,” while strategies are about “the what.”
      • A tactic is a specific action or systematic combination of actions taken to affect a given situation.
  • Advocacy is…
      • Taking action to change the “what is”
      • Participating in the agenda setting
      • Offering policy solutions
      • Opening up public space
  • Advocacy
    • Represents the series of actions taken and issues highlighted to change the “what is” into a “what should be”, considering that this “what should be” is a more decent and a more just society.
  • Vision
    • A source of inspiration which focuses on how the world can be in the future.
    • A vision provides decision-making criteria.
  • Goal
    • The aim or purpose toward which an effort is directed.
    • A vision becomes a goal when action steps are taken for achieving it .
  • Target
    • The person or group, place or segment of society where your tactical action is directed.
  • "new" tactics The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project Why STRATEGY & the need for
  • When your only tool is a hammer, New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org
  • every problem looks like a nail. New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org
  • New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org
  • Introducing the New Tactics “5 Steps to Tactical Innovation” methodology
  • There are not more than five primary colors (blue, yellow, red, white, and black), yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever be seen. In battle, there are not more than two methods of attack--the direct and the indirect; yet these two in combination give rise to an endless series of maneuvers. The direct and the indirect lead on to each other in turn. It is like moving in a circle - you never come to an end. Who can exhaust the possibilities of their combination? From Sun Tzu—The Art of War
  • Introducing the New Tactics “5 Steps to Tactical Innovation” methodology
  • 1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  • 1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Build a Common Vision The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  • 1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Build a Common Vision 3. Define the Terrain Using “Tactical Map” & “ Spectrum of Allies” tools The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  • 1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Build a Common Vision 3. Define the Terrain Using “Tactical Map” & “ Spectrum of Allies” tools 4. Explore & Select Tactics Using participants’ experiences & NT resources The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  • 1. Identify the Problem 5. Develop a plan of action for implementation New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Build a Common Vision 3. Define the Terrain Using “Tactical Map” & “ Spectrum of Allies” tools 4. Explore & Select Tactics Using participants’ experiences & NT resources The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
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  • Assignment
      • A problem to work on during this course
      • Your vision for resolving that problem
      • Read the materials for Lesson 2
    Identify the following before our next session: