Resources: Impact Fellowships Summit

Resources: Impact Fellowships Summit

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We’ve crowdsourced this list of online resources to help fellowship programs navigate new challenges. Please consider nominating other resources for this page.

IREX is committed to helping the fellowship community adapt its work during these challenging times. If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact us.

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On this page

Recordings from the 2021 Impact Fellowships Summit 

General resources

Building social trust: “The Trust Factor” (IREX and the Chandler Foundation)

Challenges and solutions for fellowship programs during the pandemic: Crowdsourced discussion sheet (IREX)

Conducting youth-led assessments: Youth-Led Labor Market Assessment Framework and Guide (IREX)

Developing leadership: “Dynamic Leaders for Just, Prosperous, and Inclusive Societies” (IREX)

Healthy information engagement: “Learn to Discern (L2D) Media Literacy Training” (IREX) 

Leadership during COVID-19:"Crisis Leadership During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Xenophobia" (International Leadership Association Inc.) 

Responding to COVID-19:"How IREX Can Help Communities Respond to COVID-19 or Prepare for Future Pandemics" (IREX) 

Strengthening soft skills: “Youth Essential Skills Toolkit” (PDF, 1.2 MB; IREX)

Strengthening youth-led networks: Can Youth-Led Networks Take Development to Scale in Kenya? Developing a Learning Agenda (IREX)

Toolkit for virtual exchanges: Virtual Exchange Toolkit (PDF, 592 KB; U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)


Tips for online platforms: “Accessibility Tips for Zoom and Other Virtual Programs” (MIUSA)

Virtual exchanges: "Accessible Virtual Exchanges" (Mobility International USA)

Going virtual

Accessibility tips: “Accessibility Tips for Zoom and Other Virtual Programs” (MIUSA)

Collaborating and learning online: Online Collaboration Guide for Facilitators (IREX)

Improving your online conference: "5 Strategies for Making Your Virtual Conference as Valuable as a Face-to-Face Event" (Trade Show News Network)

Technology checklist: "30 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Virtual Event Platform" (Bizzabo)

Webinar on facilitation: "How to Succeed at Virtual Facilitation" (Action Learning Associates)


Demographic data collection: “How We Collect Data Determines Whose Voice Is Heard”  (Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation)

Inclusive design for online education: Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education (Coursera)

Inclusive leadership training: Leading with Effective Communication (CatalystX & edX)

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Inclusive demographic data collection: More Than Numbers: A Guide Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Data Collection (Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation)

Program report: The ProInspire Fellowship in Digital Finance: Executive Summary and Program Learnings (PDF, 1.2 MB; ProInspire)

Trends in fellowships: 2020 Fellowship Industry Report (ProInspire)


Data skills: “Data Skills for Leaders” (IREX)

Remote work: "32 Proven Tips For Working From Home" (People Managing People)