The iLEAP International Fellowship is a long-term investment in community-based leadership in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each year, iLEAP selects 10 to 15 grass-roots leaders from around the world from a highly competitive pool of hundreds to join this unique, cross-cultural and global leadership training in Seattle. The program is well integrated, with a balance between personal reflection and retreat, group learning and dialogue, and professional training in partnership, communication, and effective leadership. iLEAP Fellows return home to lead their communities with a renewed clarity and commitment to who they are, what they do, and how together we can change the world.
The Social Innovation Forum is a 2 week intensive training in personal leadership and global partnership. The Social Innovation Forum: JAPAN was created in the wake of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The Social Innovation Forum: JAPAN is an investment in rebuilding the country through energizing civil society, empowering emerging leaders, and forging global partnerships of mutual support between American and Japanese civil society. More Social Innovation Forums--2 week intensive trainings aimed at energizing social business and civil society--will be offered to participants from other countries in the near future.
Social Innovation in Seattle (SIIS) is a 4 week educational program designed to introduce participants to the idea of social innovation and inspire greater clarity around one's personal leadership and vocation. The integrated curriculum balances classroom learning with a professional internship and different site visits to Seattle-based businesses and organizations pursuing some degree of social innovation. SIIS participants also take part in individual advising and coaching sessions which serve to weave the experience together and make it uniquely relevant to his or her life.