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    • 1. New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org A Project of the Center for Victims of Torture
    • 2. Overview The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project Foundations for strategic & tactical thinking
    • 3.
      • Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
      • Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
      Sun Tzu (over 2,000 years ago)
    • 4. In other words…
      • Planning without action is futile.
      • Action without planning is fatal.
    • 5. 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
    • 6. Know Yourself
      • What do you think this means?
      • How does this match your own experience?
      Know Yourself
    • 7. Know Yourself
      • Goals
      • Allies
      • Strengths and limits
      • Which tactics we know
      • Which tactics we can successfully implement
      Know Yourself
    • 8. Know your opponent
      • What do you think this means?
      • How does this match your own experience?
      Know Your Opponent
    • 9. 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
    • 10. Know the Terrain
      • What do you think this means?
      • How does this match your own experience?
      Know the Terrain
    • 11. Know the Terrain
      • Where a “battle” will be fought…
      • Two tools will be introduced
        • “ Tactical map tool ”
        • “ Spectrum of Allies tool”
      Know the Terrain
    • 12. Key Terms The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project for understanding this course
    • 13. Strategy
        • Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz
    • 14. 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
    • 15. Tactic
        • Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz
    • 16. Tactic – a specific action
      • 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.
    • 17. Advocacy
        • Create a “select all that apply” quick quiz
    • 18. 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.
    • 19. Vision
        • Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz
    • 20. Vision
      • A source of inspiration which focuses on how the world can be in the future.
      • A vision provides decision-making criteria.
    • 21. Goal
      • The aim or purpose toward which an effort is directed.
      • A vision becomes a goal when action steps are taken for achieving it .
    • 22. Target
        • Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz
    • 23. Target
      • The person or group, place or segment of society where your tactical action is directed.
    • 24. "new" tactics The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project Why the need for
    • 25. When your only tool is a hammer, New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org
    • 26. every problem looks like a nail. New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org
    • 27. 1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
    • 28. 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
    • 29. 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
    • 30. 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
    • 31. 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
    • 32.  
    • 33. Assignment
        • Identify the following before our next session:
        • A problem to work on during this course
        • Your vision for resolving that problem
    • 34.
      • Questions
      • Discussion

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