A six-month action-learning program for business and nonprofit leaders to foster cross-sector collaboration
Nurture co-creative relationships with leaders across different sectors
Cultivate board-level leadership by engaging with nonprofit management and board governance
Gain tangible nonprofit management and board governance experience with transforming nonprofits
To solve complex social issues, it is critical for various actors in society to bring each other’s perspectives, experiences, and resources together. Engaging in such a process also presents a precious opportunity to hone your leadership to impact society positively.
What makes you a leader who positively impacts society? We believe it critical to perceive changes that occur in society at the systems level; draw a vision that inspires people across boundaries such as organizations, sectors, or countries; nurture relationships for team members to unleash their potential; let go of existing frameworks; and own the issues to make the world better.
The Board Fellow Program, launched in 2021, aims to cultivate such leadership for business and nonprofit leaders. In this six-month virtual action-learning program, the participants engage with critical discussion on nonprofit management and board governance and seek collaboration to solve complex social issues.
Board Fellow Program consists of three aspects: 1) Relationship building based on a compassionate, holistic understanding of each other, 2) Skills development to engage with often abstract, managerial and governance discussion, and 3) Learning about systems-level understanding about social issues and solution approaches. The participants engage with managerial and governance discussions as if they were external board members to the participating nonprofits.
It takes time and trust relationships for effective and sustainable collaborations to emerge across different sectors. That’s why World in You continues to nurture community with the participants even after the program.
Learn about the management and governance of organizations with social missions, social issues, and solution approaches through lectures and group discussions.
Each participating nonprofit brings organizational challenges to discuss with business leaders.
Participants can take the initiative and organize discussion topics of their interests such as leadership and corporate social responsibility.
World in You invites speakers from Japan and overseas on social change, boards, governance, or leadership.
Participants can stay in touch and collaborate through our community platform.
＼ Applications open ／