About the Fellowship
The Fellowship is comprised of three parts:
1. Residencies in downtown Washington, D.C.
Fellows visit Washington, D.C. for one month each year for three consecutive years. During residencies, Fellows participate in seminars, strategic planning exercises, and independent and collective learning opportunities designed for the needs of the cohort.
2. Strategic Planning at each Fellow’s Home Organization
From their home organizations, Fellows engage key staff members and their board (if applicable) in strategic planning activities that establish a framework for planning and support the process of developing and implementing a strategic plan. Fellows participate in quarterly executive roundtables led by Fellowship alumni on the Institute’s online learning platform. These sessions provide a group setting where strategies and challenges can be shared among a group of peers and alumni for facilitated feedback and shared learning. In addition, Fellows have unlimited access to the Institute’s virtual capacity building activities, including webinars, master classes, and video archives.
Each Fellow is paired with an Institute Advisor in their region or discipline for monthly support tailored to the needs of the Fellow. Advisors support Fellows as they pursue their organizational objectives and in developing and implementing their strategic plan within their home organization.