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New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org A Project of the Center for Victims of Torture
Overview The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project Foundations for strategic & tactical thinking
<ul><li>Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. </li></ul><ul><li>Tactics without strategy is the noise ...
In other words… <ul><li>Planning without action is futile. </li></ul><ul><li>Action without planning is fatal. </li></ul>
Know Yourself Know Your Opponent Know the Terrain From Sun Tzu— the Art of War The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tacti...
Know Yourself <ul><li>What do you think this means? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this match your own experience? </li></ul>K...
Know Yourself <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Allies </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths and limits </li></ul><ul><li>Which tactic...
Know your opponent <ul><li>What do you think this means? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this match your own experience? </li><...
Know your opponent <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Tactics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A key componen...
Know the Terrain <ul><li>What do you think this means? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this match your own experience? </li></u...
Know the Terrain <ul><li>Where a “battle” will be fought… </li></ul><ul><li>Two tools will be introduced </li></ul><ul><ul...
Key Terms The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project for understanding this course
Strategy <ul><ul><li>Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz </li></ul></ul>
Strategy entails many decisions <ul><ul><li>An outline of key steps and approaches in accomplishing the goal. Strategy def...
Tactic <ul><ul><li>Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz </li></ul></ul>
Tactic – a specific action <ul><li>Action taken to implement a strategy. Tactics are the levers or mechanisms to carry out...
Advocacy <ul><ul><li>Create a “select all that apply” quick quiz </li></ul></ul>
Advocacy <ul><li>Represents the series of actions taken and issues highlighted to change the “what is” into a “what should...
Vision <ul><ul><li>Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz </li></ul></ul>
Vision <ul><li>A source of inspiration which focuses on how the world can be in the future.  </li></ul><ul><li>A vision pr...
Goal <ul><li>The aim or purpose toward which an effort is directed.  </li></ul><ul><li>A vision becomes a goal when  actio...
Target <ul><ul><li>Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz </li></ul></ul>
Target <ul><li>The person or group, place or segment of society where your tactical action is directed.  </li></ul>
&quot;new&quot; tactics The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project Why 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
1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Huma...
1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Build a  Common Vision The Center for Victims of T...
1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Build a  Common Vision 3. Define the Terrain Using...
1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Build a  Common Vision 3. Define the Terrain Using...
1. Identify the Problem 5. Develop a plan of action  for implementation New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Bu...
 
Assignment <ul><ul><li>Identify the following before our next session: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A problem to work on dur...
<ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
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    1. 1. New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org A Project of the Center for Victims of Torture
    2. 2. Overview The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project Foundations for strategic & tactical thinking
    3. 3. <ul><li>Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. </li></ul><ul><li>Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. </li></ul>Sun Tzu (over 2,000 years ago)
    4. 4. In other words… <ul><li>Planning without action is futile. </li></ul><ul><li>Action without planning is fatal. </li></ul>
    5. 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. 6. Know Yourself <ul><li>What do you think this means? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this match your own experience? </li></ul>Know Yourself
    7. 7. Know Yourself <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Allies </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths and limits </li></ul><ul><li>Which tactics we know </li></ul><ul><li>Which tactics we can successfully implement </li></ul>Know Yourself
    8. 8. Know your opponent <ul><li>What do you think this means? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this match your own experience? </li></ul>Know Your Opponent
    9. 9. Know your opponent <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Tactics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A key component of its strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of such tactics aids us in counteracting them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strengths and weaknesses </li></ul>Know Your Opponent
    10. 10. Know the Terrain <ul><li>What do you think this means? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this match your own experience? </li></ul>Know the Terrain
    11. 11. Know the Terrain <ul><li>Where a “battle” will be fought… </li></ul><ul><li>Two tools will be introduced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Tactical map tool ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Spectrum of Allies tool” </li></ul></ul>Know the Terrain
    12. 12. Key Terms The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project for understanding this course
    13. 13. Strategy <ul><ul><li>Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Strategy entails many decisions <ul><ul><li>An outline of key steps and approaches in accomplishing the goal. Strategy defines what is important to do – including: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selection of key objectives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate targets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of needed constituencies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decisions on which t actics to use and when </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Tactic <ul><ul><li>Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Tactic – a specific action <ul><li>Action taken to implement a strategy. Tactics are the levers or mechanisms to carry out a strategy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tactics are one of the key building blocks of strategy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tactics are about “the how,” while strategies are about “the what.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A tactic is a specific action or systematic combination of actions taken to affect a given situation. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Advocacy <ul><ul><li>Create a “select all that apply” quick quiz </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Advocacy <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Vision <ul><ul><li>Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Vision <ul><li>A source of inspiration which focuses on how the world can be in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>A vision provides decision-making criteria. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Goal <ul><li>The aim or purpose toward which an effort is directed. </li></ul><ul><li>A vision becomes a goal when action steps are taken for achieving it . </li></ul>
    22. 22. Target <ul><ul><li>Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Target <ul><li>The person or group, place or segment of society where your tactical action is directed. </li></ul>
    24. 24. &quot;new&quot; tactics The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project Why the need for
    25. 25. When your only tool is a hammer, New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org
    26. 26. every problem looks like a nail. New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org
    27. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 <ul><ul><li>Identify the following before our next session: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A problem to work on during this course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your vision for resolving that problem </li></ul></ul>
    33. 34. <ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
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