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Building skills...

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...while building community.

The Surge Fellowship is signature program of the Surge Institute. The fellowship is a best in class one-year program for 20-25 emerging leaders of color in education annually. For this program, the Institute identifies and accelerates promising education talent of color to enhance their expertise and aptitude, empowering them to transform the education ecosystem.

The fellowship encompasses a combination of content areas and learning experiences to broaden exposure and accelerate skill and leadership development. High-profile leaders in education and other industries are faculty members and informal advisers to the network of Surge Fellows.

This experience is curated to generate both individual and collective transformation through healing and a reclamation of our leadership narratives, centered on the power and strength of our racial and ethnic identities and how they supremely qualify us to impact the communities and students we serve.

Executive Skill Development

Change Leadership

Negotiation Strategy

Building Teams

Financial Management

Project Management

Individual Leadership Development

360° Feedback and Coaching

Authentic Leadership

Self-Advocacy

Team-Building

Cohort Approach

Affinity Group Development

Group Projects

Education Policy

History of Education Reform

Education Politics

Funding & Accountability

Communication & Navigation

Leading for Equity in Complex Systems

Stakeholder Engagement

The fellowship kicks off with a 2 ½ day retreat and completes with a graduation celebration. In the intervening months, fellows participate in one-day and two-day sessions each month and are expected to complete take-home assignments, as well as monthly contact with their executive coaches.

Upon completing this one-of-a-kind program, Surge Fellows have the skills necessary to accelerate their trajectory in leadership, along with a new understanding of the authenticity and power they bring to the education leadership table.

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