Gain the leadership skills needed to be a confident visionary leader in today’s rapidly changing environment, harnessing the necessary skills to understand historical social context and Silicon Valley best practices.

Are you a Mid-Career Professional Looking to Lead with Compassion?

The Certificate of Leadership and Innovation for an Unpredictable Future is geared towards mid-career professionals looking to advance in the workplace, with compassion and understanding. Through this Certificate, you’ll learn:

  • A design thinking framework to innovate with empathy,

  • Grounding tools to avoid burn-out,

  • Compassionate and effective communications skills to facilitate difficult conversations, and

  • Practical knowledge (budgeting, human resources) to guide diverse teams.

Is This Certificate for Me?

Do you want to transform our world and your workplace–in a socially responsible way?

Are you a nonprofit, healthcare, or private sector professional?

Could you use tangible tools to approach your work with integrity, meaning, and resilience?

Apply Now: Priority Deadline is December 15th, 2017

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What Topics will the Certificate Cover?

  • Leadership Styles and Our Social Identities: 

    In our increasingly diverse and interconnected workplaces, how can we analyze leadership styles at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, age, and religion? How can we apply these leadership styles to our own reality?

  • TechnoEthics:

    Technological advances inevitably change our lives, but often with unpredictable consequences. How can we use and innovate with technology in ethically and socially responsible ways?

  • Design Thinking: 

    How can we apply this solution-focused methodology to solve complex challenges?

  • Capstone Project:  

    Relying on design thinking, you will develop and recommend a solution to an organization’s challenge in the areas of innovation, environment, productivity, or diversity and inclusion.

What is the format of this program?

The format of the Certificate is hybrid, with classes every other Saturday, online coaching and immersive site visits to innovative organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Instructors are experts in their respective fields of design thinking, economics, social transformation, and technology.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Get your application in now before the priority deadline of December 15th, 2017.

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About the Ignite Institute

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.

We offer trainings and our Certificate in Innovation and Leadership for an Unpredictable Future to prepare changemakers to navigate our increasingly interconnected workplaces and society.