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THe MovingWorlds Institute
Join us for a transformative, cohort-based international experience that empowers you to make a positive impact with your career — whether you’re staying in your job or looking for a new one.
Gain experience to earn a world-positive career
The MWI combines learning, networking, and coaching to compliment a real, in-the-field Experteering experience so you can stand out from the crowd to earn - or create - your dream job.
The MovingWorlds Institute (MWI) is led by a team of experienced practitioners and academics that will teach you critical skills in design-thinking and shared-value, while developing your cross-cultural collaboration and global leadership competencies.
Learn Design Thinking
While Building Real Skills
Just like MBA programs use case-studies to build business leaders, we use case-based curriculum to move you from theory to practice in Human-centered Design Thinking and Shared Value. Lessons are delivered through our virtual calls, monthly Q&A with industry leaders, cohort-based homework, ongoing Slack chats, and an in-person, 3-day immersive.
High Impact Placements
With Innovative Organizations Around the World
As part of the MovingWorlds Institute, you’ll get premium-plus support from the MovingWorlds team – normally only reserved for our corporate clients. They’ll work with you, one on one, to find a project with an inspiring social enterprise from our global partnership network that builds on the skills you have and stretches you to grow. More details on potential placements below.
So You Build a Global Network
If accepted, you’ll join other inspiring and motivated professionals from around the world that are looking to build their design thinking skills and global experience. While you’ll each engage with your own Experteering experience, you’ll be working on it at the same time as other cohort members so you can support each other and grow together along the way. You’ll also get connected to the MovingWorlds alumni community for connections to social enterprises, impact investors, and changemakers around the world.
Personal Capstone Project
To Help You Standout
After your field experience, you’ll highlight the impact you made and skills you gained in a capstone presentation and article. Your peers and MWI staff will help you turn it into a case-study worthy piece of content that you can use in interviews to stand out.
Cultural Agility & Leadership Development
To Help You Work More Effectively with Other Cultures and Prepare for Global Leadership
Through our partnership with Aperian Global®, Experteers will have access to GlobeSmart®, an online resource designed to help you become more effective in a cross-cultural work environment. You’ll learn about your own unique work-style, identify potential challenges between styles most often found in the country you're Experteering in and get advice and concrete strategies to pave the way for success throughout the program and beyond.
Senior Level Exposure
To Develop Insider Connections and Unparalleled Insights
In addition to prominent guest speakers, we’ll connect you with a mission-aligned mentor that will assist you in making a bigger impact in the field, and help guide you through your personal career transformation.
Career, Resume, & Interview Coaching
To Help You Standout and Earn Your Impact Career
The institute will culminate in a team-based career discovery program led by an established career coach, who will provide personalized resume guidance. The program will also include career transition guidance from leaders at companies like PWC, Amazon, Gates Foundation and more…
Identify Your Purpose Patterns
For Long-term Career Satisfaction and Impact
Through our strategic partnership with Imperative, each participant will have their Individual Purpose Diagnostic taken and assessed for them - a tool only reserved for qualified companies and teams. The findings from this will be used to pick an Experteering project, mentor, and career path that aligns with the drivers that will make you come alive.
High Impact Projects Sourced Just For You
Every participant will go through a one-on-one matching process with our team to find you a skills-based Experteering project that aligns with your existing experience AND stretches you to grow and improve.
Your experience will be unique to you, but it will follow one of the following styles:
Check out some sample projects and organizations in the following slider...
Giving back to get ahead at work
Deana used her skills to support Maya Traditions in Guatemala on a 1-week Experteering trip during her vacation and then 8 months of virtual support. She used that experience to position herself for a promotion at a large tech company. We featured her experience in Harvard Business Review.
Transition to an Impact career
Jamie used her time to go Experteering with Sistema B in South America. She used her experience to launch a consulting career where she now works with clients like Gates Foundation and PATH. Here is a short video of her story.
Social Business Empowerment
As part of her corporate MWI program, Ashanka used her experience to develop collaboration and consulting skills. We featured her story in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Accelerating Exciting Startups
Nicole used her gap year to go Experteering with Endeavor-backed Ebanx, a social enterprise in Brazil that scaled from 8 to 100 with her support. We shared her story in Forbes.
APPLY to the Movingworlds institute - 2017 2nd cohort - June through December, 2017
New for this cohort: Pick the kickoff city that works best for you -- Seattle or Singapore!
The following are the fixed and estimated costs for program participation.
Includes 3 nights lodging (double occupancy) and meals for your in-person kickoff weekend.
50% due within 2 weeks of acceptance into the program.
50% by start of program.
$700 - $2,500
This depends on you and your preferences. Likely costs include:
~ $200 - $500: For travel to Seattle, WA for the in-person immersive
~ $500 - $1,500: Travel to your Experteering location. (Note: Lodging, food, and most in-country expenses will be covered by your host).
~ $0 - $500: Additional expenses related to travel, like sightseeing, travel insurance, and transport which are not included.
$5,540 - $7,340
Total Program Cost
Questions about the institute? See below, or email us at email@example.com if you don't see an answer you like.
Application timeline and important dates
Cohorts kickoff twice a year.
The next cohort will run June - December 2017.
Applications will be open March 1 2017 through March 30 2017.
Applicants for this next cohort can choose between attending a kickoff weekend in either:
How much time will be required of me?
Time spent per person will depend on your goals for the program. As an example, someone joining the cohort looking to change careers and is not employed during the program will spend more hours than someone who is doing this while holding a full-time job. We do ask for a minimum commitment of the following:
Once the in-person immersive is complete, you can expect to spend about 5-10 hours per week on the central programming. Your Experteering project is in addition to this. An additional 10-15 hours of readiness reading is required before the in-person weekend.
Why is there a program tuition?
While this program has structure, it is ultimately a personalized experience. The program fee allows us to dedicate personal time to you, while also supporting cohort-wide initiatives. In addition to all the other program benefits like curriculum, exposure, and networking, you’ll also get one-on-one time with:
The MovingWorlds matching team to find you the best possible project
A mentor will be assigned to you that matches to your career goals
The MWI team for personalized suggestions for ongoing learning recommendations
Lastly, the program fee also covers your costs for the 3-day in-person immersive.
What is / is not covered in the program tuition?
The program tuition covers all of the benefits listed above as well as 3 nights of lodging and 3 days of meals during the in-person kickoff immersive.
Please note that the lodging provided is for a double-occupancy hotel room at a 3-start hotel. If you desire, you can select for an upgrade to a single room by working with the MovingWorlds team.
What happens during the 3-day in-person immersive?
There are two in-person immersives for this cohort, and you should pick the one that is best for your location and schedule. The in-person immersive is a dynamic gathering where you will get to know your fellow cohort members and receive essential training to prepare you to be as effective as possible during your in-country placement. In tandem, you'll go through interactive, case-based curriculum on design thinking and shared value that will help you as an Experteer, and more importantly, throughout your future career.
In the process, you'll get exposure to speakers, mentors, and the program team so they can get to know you better. They'll use that insight to help structure the rest of the program — including your mentorship selection, field placement, and career coaching — in a way that truly helps you.
Why are there two kickoff cities, and where are they?
One cohort, two kickoff cities. We have overwhelming demand from around the world, and while it's critical that we keep locations that are accessible, it's also critical that cohorts are limited in size so that meaningful time can be spent building connections with your fellow participants. We also need to limit locations to increase diversity in the program. The two kickoff cities in opposite areas of the globe allow us to create a more powerful global cohort, while also balancing the need for each cohort to remain diverse.
What does "Weekly Engagement mean?
One of the greatest strengths of MWI is the support and learning provided by your fellow cohort members. On our private, online Slack community, you will connect with other MWI Fellows and get a chance to share best practices gained from experience in the field, provide feedback on their projects, and ask for advice on the issues and opportunities coming up with your own. In addition, we'll hold additional topic-specific calls on specific issues.
What will I do during the monthly presentations with industry leaders?
Each month during your 6-month fellowship, we will host calls with industry leaders, who will share anecdotes from their experiences running successful global social enterprises that you can take forward to influence not only your MWI project but your impact focused career for years to come.
Are there scholarships?
Scholarships are assigned based on need. If you want to join the program but can’t commit the capital, send us an additional letter along with your application proving you want to participate and explaining why you need a scholarship.
Beyond scholarships, we are happy to support you in thinking through a crowdfunding campaign (using a tool like GoFundMe or FundMyTravel), which other Experteers in our network have used to creatively fund their experience by engaging their friends, families, colleagues and communities. Other tips to finance an international experience like this can be found on this article.
Will I get college credit for this program?
While we do not have a formal certification authority with a university, some colleges may consider your field experience gained in this program as credit-worthy. You’ll have to work with your college’s admin office. We can help provide a letter of support.
Will the program count as continuing professional education for my professional license?
It depends. We do not carry any formal partnerships. It’s up to you to appeal to your certification body asking for them to count this. We can help provide a letter of support.
Can my company pay for me?
Need help convincing them? Check out these resources:
Need more help? Engage MovingWorlds to help your company build a corporate volunteering program - independent or connected with the MovingWorlds institute.
Can I join as a group?
Yes, but we’ll work hard to make you split up your work and projects. You'll get more out of the experience working with new people and exposing yourself to new circumstances.
What is MovingWorlds, and where can I learn more?
MovingWorlds is a social enterprise based in Seattle, WA, USA and Medellin, Colombia. Founded in 2011, it is the founder of the Experteering movement and is responsible for unleashing $7.5 Million worth of professional skills around the world. In addition to its open website, it manages programs with companies including Microsoft, Siemens Stiftung, Kering, and more. It has been published for its innovative approach to sustainable global development, individual leadership development, and international skills-based volunteering [Experteering] in The Seattle Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, DEVEX, Why Dev, The Stanford Social Innovation Review and many, many more.