Masa 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.
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 training is led by the faculty of the Global Leadership Institute of the Jewish Agency for Israel, 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. There are four core components to our leadership training program, which runs alongside your main Masa program (e.g. Israel Teaching Fellows):
• Leadership Tracks – specialist training experiences taking you towards leadership opportunities
• Global Leadership Summit - five-day intensive leadership training conference
• Change Retreat – three-day boutique leadership getaway
• Poland Program - week-long leadership development seminar in Central Europe
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).
October, November, December 2017 – Leadership Tracks Semester 1
26 to 30 November 2017 – Global Leadership Summit Semester 1
11 to 13 January 2018 – Change Retreat Semester 1
(deadline Tuesday 3 October 2017)
Masa-GLI Leadership Accelerator Director
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