Fellowship Program

Aspire Circle’s mission is to create 1000 Fellows in 10 years (2014-2024) with shared values, vocabulary, philosophy, and, experiences. We believe that sustained peer-group dialogue in a neutral and trusting environment facilitates honest reflection necessary to encourage new insights and create collaboration necessary for acting on social leadership issues. Moreover, the Fellowship will spark the self-reflection necessary for personal and professional leadership. Leaders or Fellows who will be invited to participate in the Forum are all involved in the Indian Social Sector as CSR & Corporate Foundation Heads, Philanthropists & Family Foundation Heads, Impact Investors, Social Entrepreneurs, NGO & Civil Society Leaders, Government Leaders, Religious & Cultural Institution Heads, Intermediaries & Charities, etc. The Fellowship will require each Fellow to participate in four retreats of two days each during the first year of their Fellowship. These groups of 15-25 Fellows will participate in enriching dialogues (Socratic Method), Case Studies and interact with eminent social leaders. After the first year, the Fellows will “formally” convene in an Aspire Circle Annual Retreat and “informally” find many other ways to collaborate amongst themselves. This includes organizing themselves in cause-specific (e.g., Primary Education, Rural Development or Environment) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Nominations open for the 9th Cohort 

If you or someone you know can benefit from the Aspire Circle Fellowship, please write to Pallavi Khanna (pallavi.khanna@aspireindia.org) for nominations. Last few places remaining before we close the 9th Cohort.

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