The Good Work Fellowship tapped into the potential to catalyze place-based Good Work by facilitating experiential learning, collaboration, and connections among cohorts of Fellows based throughout the region.
From 2015-2019, we designed and ran six full-scholarship, multi-month fellowship programs, with over 175 fellows. While we no longer offer a fellowship, the GWI Fellows remain connected with each other and Good Work Institute: they form the foundation for our growing Network of engaged change makers who are committed to their places, their Good Work, and a regenerative economy.
Over the course of an intensive, several-month program, Fellows developed deep ties to one another and gained vital collaboration and initiative‐building skills while cultivating inner clarity about what it means to do Good Work.
Teams within the cohort learned by doing – inquiring into key questions and piloting projects related to the possibilities of a more equitable and regenerative economy.
Fellows grew skills and built relationships by designing and testing initiatives collaboratively. Reflection, both inner and shared in teams, was a key component of the learning process. Fellows participated in a number of scheduled retreats, gatherings and sessions.
Fellows returned to their places enriched by the opportunity to reflect on aligning their work and values, and with embodied knowledge about how to collaborate to make change.
The relationships forged within the Fellowship are sustained through ongoing Network events and collaborations.