Program Details

The Pahara-Aspen Fellowship seeks to strengthen and sustain diverse, high potential leaders who are reimagining public education. Using a time-tested method of text-based dialogue, the program provides participants the opportunity to reflect on the values tensions involved in effective and enlightened leadership across the public, nonprofit and private sectors.

Each cohort of Fellows consists of 20-24 exceptional men and women who undertake a program of four advanced leadership seminars over the course of two years, under the direction of experienced moderators. In addition to these seminars, which feature thought-provoking readings and discussions about leadership, diversity, and important issues in public education and social change, the program consists of a leadership project, as well as alumni events.

The Fellowship is a partnership between the Pahara and Aspen Institutes. The Aspen Institute has created a leadership development model through its renowned Henry Crown Fellowship program, which focuses on inspiring Fellows to make a lasting difference in their spheres of influence through the application of effective and enlightened leadership. Pahara-Aspen Fellows become part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, which currently includes nearly 2,300 Fellows from 50 countries who are collectively making tremendous positive change in the world.