The Rockwood Leadership Institute recently announced the incoming 2014-15 cohort of Leading from the Inside Out Fellows. We want to congratulate this impressive group of leaders, and welcome them to the Leading from the Inside Out (LIO) family. They’re joining more than 240 other national social change leaders in a powerful and diverse network with incredible potential to change our world for the better.
We also want to take this opportunity to explain our role in the Leading from the Inside Out Yearlong Fellowship. First of all, we had the honor of recruiting this year’s fellows. Leaders are nominated by LIO alums, and STP works with an advisory group of LIO alums to select applicants. We are all committed to ensuring each cohort is diverse in terms of race, gender, issue areas, strategies, sexual orientation, and geography. Rockwood then conducts interviews with applicants, and final selections are made. It’s a lot of hard work, and we have a fabulous group of leaders as a result.
As we welcome the new group of fellows, we also want to congratulate the outgoing 2013-14 cohort of LIO graduates. This group has undergone a profound experience together. They emerge with new friends and supportive peers, a willingness to collaborate and work together across differences, and new awareness about the importance of their own personal wellbeing to their effectiveness as leaders. We can’t wait to see where they take their organizations, their own careers, and their partnerships with one another.
But the learning and transformation doesn’t stop when the fellowship ends. STP supports the continued growth and collaboration of these leaders through webinars, tools and publications, cross-movement convenings, and coaching. We also support these leaders and others like them by training organizational development consultants who work with social change organizations in a transformative approach.
Together with Rockwood, we are proud to support the leaders, organizations, and movements that are building a thriving, just, sustainable world for all of us.