Apply to the UpStart Change Accelerator

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Posted 08/5/19

Announcements

This month, the UpStart Change Accelerator launches in Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, New York, and the Bay Area! Change Accelerators bring together exclusive cohorts of professionals to grow their impact as Jewish change agents. Learn more and apply below.

ABOUT THE CHANGE ACCELERATOR

This intensive program for intrapreneurs – change-makers within established institutions – equips participants with practical skills to identify and launch bold initiatives that meet their constituents’ evolving needs. As they shape their idea, they are supported by a community of peers, as well as expert coaches.

The UpStart Change Accelerator (formerly Innovation Fellowship) is a program in its second year that supports intrapreneurs looking to bring design thinking tools to their organizations. Funding for this program is generously provided by our funding partners, and there is no charge to participating organizations.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

UpStart Change Accelerator Fellows:

    • Identify opportunities to create change within their organization
    • Learn and apply Design Thinking and Adaptive Leadership methodology to address a particular opportunity for redesign in their work
    • Test a new project or process in their organization
    • Gain a community of practice with other intrapreneurs in the Jewish community to support their efforts to be change-makers from within

WHAT FELLOWS ARE SAYING

“Participating in this program has provided me along with senior leadership at JUF, the opportunity to collaborate and really think through a specific challenge in a methodical way.” – Cohort 1 Fellow

“[This work] brought me back to focusing on our students’ needs instead of other factors like finances, program history, etc…” – Cohort 1 Fellow

“I’m very satisfied with my staff’s participation! The step-by-step guidance and encouragement, along with timelines, kept her and our team accountable and moving forward.” – Supervisor of Cohort 1 Fellow

HOW TO APPLY

This page will be updated with launch dates and links to applications for the Change Accelerators in your city*. Stay tuned!

BAY AREA:

Applications will launch this September! Want to know more and be kept in the loop? Email Samantha Zellman, Innovation Lead.

CHICAGO:

Apply in Chicago

Applications now open through Friday, August 16.

COLORADO:

Apply as a Jewish Communal Professional

Apply as a Professional in the Jewish Teen space

Applications now open through Friday, August 16.

LOS ANGELES:

Apply in Los Angeles

Applications now open through Friday, August 16.

CONTACT US:

In the meantime, have questions? Reach out to us at info@upstartlab.org.

*Please note that this year, the New York Change Accelerators will not be open to public applications. Email Alli Lesovoy, Design Strategist, for more info.

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