Fellows attend four seminars of five to seven days each that help them reflect on timeless ideas and define their own personal values. Through text-based dialogue led by expert moderators, seminar participants enhance their abilities to think more creatively in solving the problems that confront society. Seminar discussions are private, with no guests, visitors, or speakers, providing a unique opportunity for Fellows to share openly and confidentially as they reflect on the challenges they face and their visions for how to have greater impact.
This seminar asks Fellows to think about their roles and responsibilities as leaders as they are exposed to a range of leaders who have very different styles and face different types of challenges. The leaders Fellows explore include Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Margaret Thatcher, and Dr. C. Everett Koop.
During this seminar, Fellows build their own vision of the “good society” by reading, discussing, debating, and relating the writings of a wide range of thinkers to present-day conditions. Thinkers range from Aristotle and Confucius to Mencius and Maya Angelou to Thomas Hobbes and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
This seminar was designed specifically for the Health Innovators Fellowship to explore values in tension in effective, enlightened leadership in the health care sector. Fellows explore questions that include whether and how to place limits on new technologies like gene editing and what is each Fellow’s responsibility as a health leader to address persistent health care disparities.
In this seminar, Fellows share the results and lessons learned from their leadership ventures and explore challenges in balancing work and family, community engagement, and personal legacy. They are poised to engage in the next phase of their leadership in the journey to move from success to significance.