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Omidyar Fellows Program Seeking Hawaiʻi Leaders

January 26, 2019, 11:42 AM HST
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Applications are now being accepted for the Omidyar Fellows program. Founded in 2012, the program aims to equip mid-career leaders with the skills and relationships to collectively affect social change here in Hawai’i.                                                                                           

The program is looking for candidates who are ready to engage in an executive-level curriculum, have at least ten years of professional leadership experience, and are willing to commit significant time to improve their futures and the future of Hawai’i. Candidates will be chosen based on their demonstration of entrepreneurship and experience in promoting change in organizational leadership and/or outside of formal roles.   

The selection process for the Omidyar Fellows includes an online written application, letters of support, a small group process, and an in-person interview. Selected Fellows will participate in a 15-month executive-level course, which includes a full-day session once a month, executive coaching, an individual learning excursion, as well as meetings with community, business, and government leaders. After the first 15 months, the cohort will join the Forum of Fellows, an active network of over 80 leaders from five islands. The program is free and provides travel stipends for neighbor island Fellows.

“The future of our state relies tremendously on the ability of its emerging leaders to address and solve the growing, complex challenges facing our community,” Bill Coy, director of Omidyar Fellows said. “The Omidyar Fellows program presents an incredible, life-changing opportunity for those leaders to grow. Together, those leaders will foster and enact innovative change in Hawai’i.”

Applications are now being accepted online and are due by Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12 Noon HST. Additional information about the Omidyar Fellows can be found on their website or on their Facebook page.

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