The New Economy Leaders Academy is an online intergenerational leadership programme for professionals in the new economy field.
The aim of the Academy is to strengthen the capacity of experienced and emerging leaders from these organisations to work across generations, sectors and divides to bring new thinking and new approaches to traditional economics.
The New Economy Leaders Academy is a collaboration between Partners for a New Economy, Common Purpose, and Mowgli Mentoring. This partnership came about after Jo Swinson and Anna Luiza Behrens from P4NE took part in the MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy and were inspired to launch this Academy for the new economy field.
To build a fair and green future where all people and nature can thrive, we need to transform our economy. Brilliant people are working to achieve this vision: across sectors, from different disciplines and with a variety of approaches. We hope that this Academy will give people in this nascent field some space and support to develop their skills and help to weave closer connections between these new economy leaders.
The Academy is for senior and young professionals in the new economy field – whether working on campaigns & movement-building, research & academia, policy & advocacy, storytelling & communications or bringing new economic ideas to life in communities.
One senior and one young professional must apply together as a ‘duo’ – they should be from the same organisation. There can be more than one application per organisation.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals who show commitment to bring about positive change, and who can demonstrate their leadership potential and/or capability.
Senior and young professionals do not need to be on the same team or have a direct management relationship. Applicants will also require:
The organisation was going through a transition. And the Academy gave me the tools and helped me to actually reflect and zoom out…it really helped me to organise this transition in a better way.
This Academy will equip the participants to lead more effectively within and beyond their organisations.
I now recognise that previously we primarily had an emphasis on the task and outcome of our work, and not on the human and emotional aspects. This renewed focus leads to better results.
A cohort of 30 people (15 senior and 15 young professionals) will participate together over a 10-month period. The Academy has two key elements:
Leadership development guided by the Common Purpose thought leadership of Leading Beyond Authority.
This will comprise:
Mentoring which supports long term professional and personal growth.
This will comprise:
Typically, participants will spend 2-3 hours a week on the Academy programme from February to the end of May 2023. This will be followed by ongoing mentoring sessions until November 2023. For full details of the dates and times please download the Programme Schedule here.
Many successful leaders learn to lead in roles or circumstances where they have clear authority, budget, and accountability. When they move beyond this – leading peers, partners, and stakeholders – the skills that brought them success may not be sufficient. To operate effectively, they need a different approach to leadership – the ability to Lead Beyond Authority. This means that a leader can adapt to different contexts, seeing the wider picture, taking greater responsibility for the whole rather than just their individual part, and breaking down silos to work across boundaries.
Mentoring is a long-term trust-based relationship between two people where the agenda and direction is set by the mentee. Mentors who are trained act as a sounding board but also as a guide who shares their knowledge and wisdom with no vested interest in their mentees other than to see them grow professionally and personally as individuals. When paired with other leadership development activities, effective mentoring creates a space for deeper exploration, reflection, analysis, and translation of theory into practice, amplifying the effects of learning.
The MAVA Academy gave us a new mindset and tools to work more effectively. This is MAVA’s most important project for the future of conservation. The results of the MAVA Academy will be seen in 10 to 30 years...It is creating a movement and changing the generation who are, and will be, leading conservation efforts. If only 5% of conservation professionals have the same experience that I had in the Academy, the world will be a better place.
Deadline for applications: The deadline for applications is midnight UK time on Friday 6 January 2023
Information webinars: We will be holding two information webinars in December 2022 where you can find out more about the Academy and discuss with us how it works. They will be held on 13 and 14 December at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET. If you would like to attend, please register using the links below:
Language: The Academy will be conducted in English.
Programme Schedule: Details of the Academy schedule are available here.
Costs: There is no cost to participants to take part as the Academy is funded by P4NE.
Contact us: If you would like to discuss the Academy with one of our team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Purpose is a leadership development organisation that specialises in cross-boundary leadership. A not-for-profit, we run programmes in over 100 cities worldwide. Founded in 1989, we have over 110,000 alumni globally. Our leadership development programmes inspire and equip people to work across boundaries. This enables them to solve complex problems in organisations and in society.
Partners for a New Economy is an international donor collaborative focused on transforming the economic system. We were founded in 2015 by the MAVA, Oak, Marisla and KR Foundations. Laudes and Ford Foundations joined P4NE in 2021 and Omidyar Network in 2022. Our vision is our economy redesigned for nature and all people to flourish.
Mowgli Mentoring is a specialist mentoring organisation aiming to drive economic progress and social change by making effective mentoring available and accessible for entrepreneurs and leaders so that they are better able to solve local and global challenges. We design and deliver bespoke mentoring programmes, train others to run effective mentoring initiatives, prepare mentors and mentees for high-impact mentoring, and build mentoring cultures within ecosystems. Since 2008, we have delivered mentoring programmes across the Middle East, Africa, UK, Europe, Southeast Asia, Caribbean, and Latin America.