Agenda: Impact Fellowships Summit

Agenda: Impact Fellowships Summit

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Agenda for IFS 2021: Daily Schedule, November 16–18, 2021 (all times EST)

Track Key                                                                    

W – Whole Fellow Approach                                  

B – Beyond the Fellowship                                      

I – Impacting at All Levels                                        

Learning Path Key

M – For Me

U – For Us

T – For Them


9:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Plenary Sessions I

  • Early Bird Networking 
  •  Welcome and Keynote (B U)
  • Social Network Analysis Mapping, IREX (M)
  • Community Building: Reciprocity Ring, Give and Take (M/U)
  • Grounding and Centering Session, Rockwood Leadership Institute (M)

1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

Speed Networking (M)

2:30 p.m.– 3:15 p.m.

Breakout Session

  • Methodologies Worth a Thousand Words: Participatory Photography for Evaluation and Engagement, Institute for International Education (I U)
  • Where to start? Implementing a DEI plan, Global Good Fund (I U)
  • The Playbook: How leaders and followers can score big by using diversity inclusion as a superpower to positively impact followership, Deatra Heisel (W M/U)
  • Leadership Learning Circles: A Cost-effective Model for Peer-led Group Coaching, Global Health Corps (B T)
  • Supporting the Wellness of Frontline Workers in the Nonprofit Sector, Longbrake Family Foundation (W M)
  • Finding your Fellows: Inclusive Recruitment and Selection Practice (W U)

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Plenary Sessions II

  • Strengthening Fellowship Connections in a Virtual Space, IREX (B T)
  • Day 1 Wrap-up and Feedback Session (U)


9:15 a.m.– 10:20 a.m.

Plenary Session

  • Early Bird Yoga (M)
  •  Day 2 Welcome (U)
  • Leadership Lightening Talk (U/T)

10:25 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions I

  • Ethical Engagement During Virtual Fellowships, Nishtha Yadav  (W T)
  • Ubuntu: Human Connection Within and Beyond Community, Dumisani Magadlela, SADB (B T)
  • Participatory Approaches to Building Responsive and Sustainable Networks, Salzburg Global Seminar (B T)
  • Design Approaches for Impactful Pathfinder Programs, SURU (I U)
  • Eradicating Inequities for Fairer, Healthier, and More Inclusive Societies, Atlantic Fellows (I T)

11:50 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

Topical Networking (M/U)

12:30 p.m.– 1:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions II

  • Diversifying the Next Generation of Leaders: Best Practices from Forward-Thinking Fellowship Programs, Mobility International USA (W U)
  • Is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Social Enterprise at the Beginning Stages a luxury? Global Good Fund (I T)
  • The Value of Connection, Batool Hassan, Acumen; Elikem Tomety Archer, Chief Program Officer, Global Citizen Year; Ruth Achillah, Director of Fellowships, Global Health Corps; and Britt Yamamoto, CEO and Co-Founder of Perennial (I T)

2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions III

  • Simulation Approach to Navigating Complex Issues of Power and Privilege, SURU (W T)
  • Evaluating Program Impact: Using Simple Theory-Based Models to Identify Your Program’s Short & Long-term Impact, ProFellow (I U)
  • Alumni in the Time of COVID and Beyond, IREX and Global Health Corps(B T)
  • Fellowship Collaboration: Building a Trust-Based Ecosystem, Summit Impact and Acumen (B U/T)

3:15 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions IV

  • Social Network Analysis Methods for Network Building and Impact, IREX (I T)
  • Intersectionality as a Bridge: Supporting Fellows with Close Ties to the Communities They Serve, Mending Tree Coaching and Consulting (W T)
  • Leaders as Learners: Using the Enneagram for Leadership, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation  (B U)

4:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Day 2 Wrap-Up and Feedback Session (U)


9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Early Bird Networking (M)

10:00 a.m.–10:10 a.m.

Day 3 Welcome (M/U)

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Learning Lab and Research Corner (U/T)

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Challenge Lab Networking (M/U)

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Plenary Sessions

  • Panel: Finding Balance and Achieving Personal Wellness amidst Uncertainty (W M)
  • Closing: Reflection and Feedback (M/U)


For examples of agendas from previous years, download the 2020 agenda (PDF, 377 KB) and 2019 agenda (PDF, 545 KB).