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 on the following dates: June 26 – July 21, 2017; June 25 – July 20, 2018; and July 1 – July 26, 2019. 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.

3. Mentoring 

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.

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