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Heed the Call
January 16, 2020
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Outreach for Cohort VIII
 

Aloha <<First Name>>,

Please help us in our search for leaders committed to Hawaiʻi by forwarding this Heed the Call e-blast to those who would make great candidates for our eighth cohort. 

Applications are available on our website and are due by 12 Noon HST on March 4, 2020. To learn more about the Omidyar Fellows program, explore our website, watch our video, or view our recruitment flyer.

Mahalo,



Bill Coy, Director
Omidyar Fellows 
 
 
What is the Opportunity?
 
Connect with like-minded change agents, foster cross-sector collaborations, and amplify the effects of your work with the skills and network gained. 

Curriculum – Spend 15-months expanding your knowledge to be a more effective leader and influencer.
 
Executive Coaching – Deepen your leadership and self-awareness with individual executive coaching, customized to your leadership demands. 

Individual Learning Excursion – Accelerate your impact and influence as a change agent with a tailored learning journey.
 
Cohort-Based Learning – Be a part of a community of your contemporaries; the context for transformative learning is community.
 
Intentional Network – Join the Forum of Fellows, a network of 100 leaders statewide, dedicated to strengthening the well-being of Hawaii.  
 
 
Application FAQs
 
What competencies does the Omidyar Fellows curriculum cover? Watch the video of Bill Coy, director of the Omidyar Fellows, to learn the competencies. 



What is the Small Group Process? 
Semifinalists take part in an interactive small group that is reflective of a monthly Omidyar Fellows session. Staff and a few Fellows participate and observe the group.

Is attendance mandatory for all sessions?
Yes, we ask each Fellow to commit to attending all sessions. Attendance is important because the context for transformative learning is community. The ability of a group to form a sense of shared identity creates a basis for moving forward together in learning. 

A full list of FAQs as well as application tips are on our website.
 
 
Impact Project: Institute for Climate & Peace
 

We are proud of the positive impact that Fellows are having in the community and are pleased to share with you this impact project with Maxine Burkett of Cohort II. Maxine co-founded The Institute for Climate & Peace (ICP) to advance effective and inclusive processes to build peaceful and climate-resilient futures for the well-being of all, especially the most vulnerable. 

Climate change is devastating communities—threatening food security, intensifying weather events, and forcing the migration of thousands of individuals in search of a safe and prosperous future. As the climate crisis deepens, peace is needed for communities to navigate these changes and thrive.

ICP executes programming across the following methodologies to advance tailored, community-grounded solutions toward a climate-resilient and peaceful future:

  • Information – Inform and learn from impacted stakeholders and young leaders about evolving climate impacts and efforts to build peace.
  • Collaboration – Facilitate dialogue between communities facing emerging threats and negotiate transformative responses that enhance peace and solidarity.
  • Policy Transformation – Identify and craft climate resilience and peace-building policy solutions that help communities thrive amid uncertainty.
 
 
 
 
KEY DATES
 
12 NOON on
FEB 26
 
Early Application Deadline. Only applications submitted by this early deadline will receive confirmation of receipt or notification of missing items. 
12 NOON on
MAR 4
Application Deadline 
MAR 16-27
Potential Phone Interview
MAR 31
Semifinalists Notified
APR 21-22
Semifinalists In-Person Small Group Process
MAY 1
Finalists Notified
MAY 18-19
Finalists In-Person Interviews with Board
MAY 22
Cohort VIII Fellows Announced
 
 
 
 
   

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