The Ignite Institute: A leadership and innovation lab in Berkeley, CA

Bridging ancient sacred teachings and disruptive innovation, the Ignite Institute is a leadership and innovation lab in Berkeley, CA. Ignite develops visionary, socially-responsible leaders in both nonprofit and for-profit spaces, as well as creating innovative business models for social change.


APPLY NOW: Certificate of Leadership and Innovation for an Unpredictable Future

Deadline to apply is February 16th.

Certificate of Leadership and Innovation for an Unpredictable Future

  • Learn to harness our rapidly changing environment as an asset with the latest innovation techniques and analysis

  • Collaborate and learn alongside a vibrant community of visionary leaders and innovators in your field

  • Gain exposure to historical social context and Silicon Valley best practices to develop ethical, socially responsible, resilient leadership skills

    APPLY NOW: Application Deadline is February 16th

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Our Unique Values: Innovating Bold Vision for Today’s Leaders

Creativity and Innovation

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Innovation

We draw on sacred teachings and disruptive innovation to develop visionary leaders. Our partnerships range from a 150-year-old school of religion to cutting-edge design thinking firms.

Leadership and Vision

Identity and Context

We explore how race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and nationality shape how the world perceives us, and how we perceive others. We train leaders on how to engage diverse teams.

Social Analysis

Social and Environmental Responsibility

We believe that centering on core values enables innovators to engage their work in authentic and meaningful ways. All of our programs are geared towards creating a world where all can thrive.

Ignite Events: Sparking Deeper Social Innovation

January 17: Micro-Session, San Francisco

From Ancient Wisdom to Techno Ethics: Leading in an Unpredictable Future

February 23-24: Summit, Berkeley

Financial Sustainability & Community Innovation In the Church

Watch Livestream: Micro-Sessions, San Francisco

Micro-Sessions from the new “Certificate of Leadership and Innovation for an Unpredictable Future”