Nominations open for Acumen Fellowship Reflective Leadership Programme

Author: Carol Botten
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Acumen Academy is the world's school for social change. We inspire the world to build solutions to poverty and equip determined individuals using the knowledge and tools of business grounded in community and the practices of moral leadership.

The UK Acumen Fellowship is a reflective leadership program that brings together a cohort of extraordinary individuals working on problems of poverty and equips them with the knowledge, skills, and community to strengthen their leadership and scale their impact. 

The program is fully-funded, and participants come from all walks of life. They are selected from across sectors, issues and places, and share the determination and vision to build a world based on dignity. What sets the Fellowship apart is the diversity of community and the emphasis on values and community.

After Fellow Candidates complete the program they join The Foundry, a community of like-minded peers who are working across sectors and geographies to build a world based on dignity. As part of this diverse community committed to sharing ideas and experiences, they gain access to capital, coaching, and continuous learning as part of lifelong accompaniment on their journey to creating social change.

Nominations Now Open

Is there anyone you would like to nominate this year? A little more inspiration on “who” and “why” is below. Nominations make a huge difference, with 30% of UK Fellows have come from past recommendations.

 Who to nominate:

Why to nominate:

If selected, they will join the Acumen UK Fellowship - NoFellows join a diverse and determined community, where they explore how to approach personal, organisational and societal challenges differently. Together, they will:

  • Develop practices of Moral Leadership that deepen the capacity to lead change, work across lines of difference, and mobilise communities
  • Cultivate new approaches to build solutions that reimagine existing systems and engage with entrenched problems of poverty
  • Build a locally routed and globally connected community that accompanies over a lifetime, creating opportunities for support, collaboration and collective impact

You can share a nomination by completing this 2-minute form. Once nominated, we will reach out to them to better understand their challenges and if/how the Fellowship could deepen their impact. 

For more information, visit UK Acumen Fellowship (