If we are to end poverty together, systems must change.
Do you have an idea that could change a system?
You may have thought, “What if we could just…” or “How difficult would it be to…”
You know there are answers, and change is possible, but time to think about your idea might be scarce, especially within your day-to-day work.
The Innovation Mission seeks individuals employed at values-driven organizations who recognize potential pathways to systems change, and need the time and space to explore ideas for solutions.
Through this 12-month fellowship, you can grow that potential pathway into a real-life solution, exploring iterations, partnerships and support systems that will become parts of your operational plan for action.
The enterprising fellowship seeks to:
This fellowship is designed for the seasoned professional in any industry across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The Innovation Mission is a 12-month program that includes: orientation; eight full-day workshops through June 2021; ongoing small-group meetings with mentors and partners; and independent work to research, develop and launch your idea. Participants are required to obtain their employer’s support and input.
From the applicant pool, up to 10 rising fellows will be selected to participate in a series of summer workshops with the Sisters of Charity Foundation, Cleveland Leadership Center and innovation consultant Dennis Beatrice. These workshops will inform the development of a project plan, and all rising fellows will pitch their plans to a selection committee in the fall of 2020.
Four final fellows will be selected to receive funding for research and development, as well as seed funding, and will work on fully developing their ideas and projects for the remainder of the fellowship.
Fellows work independently but benefit from participation in a peer-learning environment with the other fellows and a support team hand-selected by the Cleveland Leadership Center and the foundation. Together, you will engage in professional development workshops with leaders in innovation and develop a cross-sector professional network to support your continued efforts.
Applications open February 3, 2020.
Contact Christine Mitton, director, knowledge & learning at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, at 216-357-4468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.