“The conception of how best to act in order to achieve objectives, given limited resources and conditions of uncertainty.”
Srdja Popovic, Andrej Milivojevic and Slobodan Djinovic, Nonviolent Struggle – 50 Crucial Points, 2007, page 76
In the CANVAS Core Curriculum you can read that there are four levels of strategic management: Grand strategy, campaigns, tactics and specific methods (CANVAS 2007: 86). The Grand Strategy is the broadest conception of what your objective is and how it is to be attained in a conflict. This strategy addresses what form of action will be used in the struggle, and it also addresses the coordination, allocation, and timing of distribution for all resources (human, political, economic, time, etc.) of a movement so that it can attain its objectives in a conflict.