8. Plan Format

Planning is essential to effective action; the discipline of investing resources into planning is an essential leadership skill. There are many methods of planning that are often taught as orthodoxy:  first this step, then this step, and so on.Yet, in a contested struggle, planning is an iterative process that both projects where we want to go and subjects the plan to reality checks of the availability of resources, the most precious of which is time. This is the art of both planning forwards and backwards.


  1. Understand the importance of strategic and tactical planning 
  2. Produce detailed plans for a future activity or campaign that is to be implemented after the workshop 

8.1 Exercise

After understanding the planning format for strategic/tactical planning in a nonviolent struggle, participants will use it to analyze and present a detailed overview of a future strategic approach aimed towards selected pillars of support.