Calling for a Moral Revolution
In Partnership with the McNulty Foundation
While we know that many of our current institutions have run their course, we have not reimagined what we need next. Will you join the Moral Revolution and build the new world? Featured interview with author, CEO of Acumen, and Henry Crown Fellow Jacqueline Novogratz
The Moral Challenges We Are Leading Through
Behind every action, there’s a decision, behind every decision there are values. This session will be an intimate discussion on the hard - and often very uncomfortable - leadership decisions we needed to make throughout the multiple and ongoing crises of 2020.
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
In Partnership with Paul Hastings LLP & Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Crises over the last year have highlighted how systems need to be redesigned and rebuilt due to acute failures of today and long-standing failures that have plagued generations. Hear spark talks from leaders in their respective fields on what they're doing to solve the greatest challenges of our time.
A Love Letter to the Next Generation
If you sat down to write a love letter to your great-great-grandchildren, what would it say about the world you hope for them, and your role in creating it? This session will feature inter-generational conversations on where we go from here and how to turn pain into love.
Committment to Action
Virtual Connection and Collaboration
Seminars in Circl.es
Translating the classic Aspen Institute seminar experience into the virtual space was made possible with partnership from 2014 Henry Crown Fellow Dan Hoffmann and his virtual convening platform Circl.es. Inspired by his Fellowship experience, Dan founded Circl.es specifically to bring fellowship-level connection and transformative dialogue into the digital world. With this technology, more than 350 leaders from 35 countries enjoyed seminars from their living rooms, offices, and kitchens and were able to take time to pause and reflect on their values, leadership, and greatest challenges. Readings included "Continue," by Maya Angelou, "Once the World Was Perfect," by Joy Harjo, “Sentence,” by Tadeusz Dąbrowski. Check out the readings here.
The AGLN Collaboratory on Remo
The AGLN Collaboratory created a virtual central “Hub” where you leaders could gather following sessions to reconnect with familiar faces, meet other Fellows for the first time, or discover new opportunities to collaborate. The space was made of virtual “tables” inside the platform Remo. Fellows submitted ideas and issues they wanted to host discussions around. Through these conversations, new connections and collaboration opportunities surfaced to forward one another's work. Topics included: This space provided the opportunity for class and seminar reunions. Lebanon Relief, Resilient Housing, Mental Health For All During and Post-Covid, Capitalism Astray, Inclusive Growth, Race, Pain and Leadership, and more.
Youth Action Forum
To continue the Action Forum experience, youth participants also received the Youth Action Forum conversation guide. The guide includes the 2020 Action Forum readings, reading-level and language support, reflection questions, and conversation questions to have a seminar-level discussion at your own kitchen table. We encourage youth participants to dive into the readings and consider how they can bring their learnings and reflections out into the world around them.
The AGLN Wellbeing Library
We're excited to offer you resources to take pause and make room for your wellbeing even after the Action Forum concludes with the Wellbeing Library. You'll find recordings of Mind, Body, Spirit Sessions, a virtual hike, and more.
Resources for Living and Leading
With our resources for Living and Leading, we create brave spaces of shared meaning to help people become more self-aware, more self-correcting, and more self-fulfilling. We offer the following curated selection of content and experiences to refresh your heart, stimulate your mind, and increase the bonds of humanity as we strive to live and lead in uncertain times.
We learned a lot about creating unique and powerful virtual convenings with Circl.es and our other platforms this week. We're excited to continue to deliver programming to bring the power of the network to life throughout the fall. Full event schedule coming soon.