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Masa-GLI Leadership Accelerator

Masa not only brings you to Israel, it presents you with unique opportunities throughout your time here. The Leadership Accelerator is your chance to build your ability to get where you want to go, in an ever-more complex world.


Masa-GLI Global Leadership Summit: March 2016




Leadership is about taking on our personal and shared challenges and moving from where we are now to places that work better for everyone. Be it a global challenge like energy scarcity, a local one like Israel’s wealth gap, or a personal one like a business idea you want to get off the ground, our leadership development work is all about helping you realize your dreams. Leadership is hard work. But its rewards are great.


Our Leadership Training

In Masa, when we talk about leadership we talk about Adaptive Leadership, which comes from the Harvard Kennedy School. A core message of Adaptive Leadership is that you don’t learn leadership from a text book. You learn leadership on the playing field. Our leadership training is all about practice. This means thorough and demanding exercises that prepare you for leadership in the real world - preparing you to have a clear vision, to build stronger relationships, and to make your ideas persuasive.



Our Teachers

Our training is led by the faculty of the Global Leadership Institute, an Israel-based hub of Adaptive Leadership expertise. All faculty members are experienced trainers who have themselves been trained by Harvard Kennedy School faculty.



Our Semester-Long Program

Each year we train more than 300 Masa-participants from around the world aged 21 to 30. There are four core components to our leadership training program, which runs alongside your main Masa program (e.g. Israel Teaching Fellows):

  • Global Leadership Summit - a five-day intensive leadership training conference (November / March)
  • Leadership Fellowships - specialist ‘tracks’ taking you towards leadership opportunities around central challenges (November, December / April, May)
  • Change Retreat - boutique getaway with focus on individual leadership and change work (January / June)
  • Poland Program - week-long leadership development study visit to Central Europe (May)




The core components of the program are fully-subsidized due to the generous endowments of the Wilf Family Foundation and the Genesis Philanthropy Group (except for the Poland Program, for which there is a participation fee of $650).





Upcoming Events

19 to 23 March 2017 - Masa-GLI Global Leadership Summit

April / May 2017 - Masa-GLI Leadership Fellowships

12 to 18 May 2017 - Masa-GLI Poland Program

1 to 3 June 2017 - Masa-GLI Change Retreat




Ben Baginsky
Masa-GLI Leadership Accelerator Director / 02 621 6004