Become the leader our future needs.
During our 5 day transformative Institutes, Fellows develop key leadership skills, join a Fellowship of over 2,500 professionals across the globe and transition from high potential to high impact. Our impact is evaluated through community, personal growth, acquisition of skills and knowledge and career development.
Where in the World are StartingBloc Fellows?
At the heart of StartingBloc, we are a community of leaders, thinkers, doers and change makers worldwide. Our community is our currency and we value authentic connection, strong relationships and mutual support above all else. Since our conception in 2005, the community has grown to over 2,500 Fellows. When a Fellow is accepted into StartingBloc, the Institute is the doorway that unlocks the Fellowship.
64% of Fellows believe that SB plays an important role in their life
71% of Fellows have provided support to another Fellow
Great leadership begins with empowered, strong and healthy people. At StartingBloc, we approach leadership and personal growth holistically and incorporate a good dose of health and wellness into the mix. Christopher Germer said it best when he stated that “self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” By nurturing ourselves and aiming towards balance we are able to achieve our life’s greatness.
StartingBloc is a gem of inspiration without ego, positivity without ignorance, and community in its most authentic form.”
—Shira Abramowitz (LA ’12)
Acquisition of Skills and Knowledge
Don’t worry… We are not all hugs (although we do love them). Our Fellowship thrives on the principle of getting-stuff-done. Our programming integrates high-level leadership skills with with tactical tools that can be implemented in any organization or work environment. We are constantly evolving to accommodate the changing landscapes of social impact, technology and business.
A Snapshot of our Programming |
Transformative Action: Fellows learn about the most effective ways that citizens create social progress. Powered by TAI
Polarity Mapping: Many of the issues that leaders face are not problems to be solved but polarities to be balanced. Here, Fellows explore how.
Rapid Prototyping: Fellows learn about design thinking and put it into action to tackle the challenges of select local impact organizations. Powered by Rework
Where our Fellows Work |
Fellow-Run Ventures Indicated in Orange
Tech for Good
Social Business Consulting
Light Up Africa
LGBT India Foundation
World Economic Forum
Girls Who Code
World Bank Innov.
To be blunt: it was the best investment I’ve ever made.”
—Adam Smiley Poswolsky (LA ’12)