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December 30, 2016 at 7:55 pm #120430
Craig ZelizerKeymasterOctober 15-20, 2017 Ixtapa, Mexico
Join a global network of leaders dedicated to building sustainable solutions to poverty.
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Opportunity Collaboration works best for top-level executives and trustees from their respective organizations. Applications are preferred from individuals with senior leadership positions and records of accomplishment.
Who Should Attend?
Characteristics of Successful Delegates:
Multi-Dimensional Thinker – ability to problem-solve in a cross-disciplinary way.
Pragmatic Vision – doers, business people, implementers and managers in the service of visionary ideas.
Adaptive Leadership – challenges assumptions and can make mid-course organizational corrections.
Team Player – sharing the work, and the recognition.
Non-Ideological Activism – pragmatic, market-driven, evidenced-based problem-solving.
Cordes Fellows are high-impact, innovative, entrepreneurial for-profit and nonprofit organization executives with a demonstrated commitment to economic justice and poverty alleviation.
Award for non-OECD countries (developing economies): $2,950.00 full scholarship.
Award for OECD countries (developed economies): $2,200.00 scholarship (fellow pays $750.00 registration for 5-day program, accommodations and meals).
Fellows are responsible for their own travel costs, itinerary, and documentation.
Cordes Fellowships provide exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises the opportunity to participate as Delegates in the Opportunity Collaboration. The purpose of the Cordes Fellowship program is to (a) open doors, minds and networks for emerging social entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives, (b) enrich the Opportunity Collaboration with new, emerging leaders and (c) infuse the collaborative discussions with a diversity of perspectives.
“The Opportunity Collaboration was absolutely stunning! I was awestruck by the great insights on leading a superior management team and how to have good relations with donors, tackled in a brief, concise way. For the first time in my life, I flew in a plane, visited a foreign nation and attended a high-profile conference. It was a life changing experience. Long live Opportunity Collaboration!” –
Wiclif Otieno, Director, Kito International, Kenya.
Successful Cordes Fellowship applicants are high-impact, innovative, entrepreneurial for-profit and nonprofit organization executives with a demonstrated commitment to economic justice and poverty alleviation. Like all Delegates, Fellows are catalytic leaders who by their actions and accomplishments evidence pragmatic vision, passionate tenacity, multi-sectoral thinking, adaptive leadership skills, non-ideological activism and a strong ethical grounding.
Financial need is a primary consideration. Applicants from both nonprofit and for-profit organizations with adequate resources are less likely to be selected for a Cordes Fellowship.
Applications from Delegates whose organizations, companies or ventures have already attended a prior Opportunity Collaboration will not be considered. Multiple applicants from one organization will not be considered; submit one application for the most senior leader from your institution.
Application Process & Deadlines
Applications for 2017 Cordes Fellowships are accepted from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Late applications will not be considered. All applicants will be notified by e-mail regarding the outcome of their application by March 31, 2017.
General Registration for Opportunity Collaboration is ongoing until capacity is 100% full. For more info click here
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