Program Benefits and Obligations
The opportunity to participate in this program as a Movement Maker is a rich and rewarding experience. The benefits of participation and program obligations are outlined below.
Benefits of Participation
- A series of convenings often in restorative locations;
- Training and facilitation by some of the country’s most renowned experts in transformational leadership development, social change, and movement building;
- The development of a peer learning community;
- Exposure to and conversations with innovative and thought-provoking leaders;
- The opportunity to develop and integrate self-care and strategic thinking practices into one’s life, work, and organization;
- An international learning exchange that provides the opportunity to learn from and with allied social justice leaders outside of the United States;
- A two-year general support grant;
- An organizational assessment, coaching, and an opportunity to apply for an organizational capacity building grant;
- Programming designed to help integrate the learnings of Move to End Violence into your organization;
- A two-day workshop for the organization that explores the linkages between sustainable practices and the ability to work strategically (any organizations returning to Move to End Violence for the second cohort will instead have the opportunity to participate in a 1-2 day advanced workshop); and
- Staff eligibility to participate in a virtual practicum focused on strengthening social change and possibly the cohort's final, movement convening.
Note: Grants described above are for participating 501c3 advocacy organizations. If an individual from another type of institution (i.e. government agency or foundation) is selected for the program, organizational benefits will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
This intensive program runs from December 2012 through December 2014. Details of program obligations and required participation and attendance are outlined below.
Movement Maker applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Work for an organization that works to end violence against girls and women through social change; OR works on another social justice issue using a girl's and women's rights lens.
- Anticipate staying at her/his current organization for the next two years.
- Anticipate that working to end violence against girls and women will be a significant part of her/his life’s work.
- Have at least five years of experience working in the social justice field.
- Understand that Move to End Violence is a program of the NoVo Foundation. Only entities that are consistent with NoVo’s overall mission and vision will be accepted into the program.
Participation and Attendance Requirements
Movement Makers are required to actively participate in all aspects of the program during its entire duration. Attendance is required at:
Movement Maker Convenings
Movement Convening 1 December 2-6, 2012 (Tarrytown, New York)
2nd Convening June 3-7, 2013
3rd Convening November 11-22, 2013 (India)
4th Convening April 28-May 2, 2014
5th Convening September 15-19, 2014
Movement Convening 2 Week of December 8, 2014
Please note that one of the convenings above is a 10-day overseas learning trip.
Rockwood Leadership Institute
Participation in a Rockwood Leadership Institute, Art of Leadership Program prior to June 1, 2013 is required of Movement Makers in Cohort 2. As with all other program elements, this will be financially supported by Move to End Violence. Options for dates and locations follow:
January 21-25, 2013 Westerbeke Ranch (Sonoma, California)
March 17-21, 2013 Westerbeke Ranch (Sonoma, California)
April 15-19, 2013 Edith Macy Conference Center (Briarcliff Manor, New York)
April 29-May 3, 2013 Westerbeke Ranch (Sonoma, California)
May 20-24, 2013 Earth Rise at IONS (Petaluma, California)
360 Degree Leadership Assessment
In advance of his/her participation in Rockwood’s Art of Leadership, Movement Makers are required to take a 360 degree leadership assessment and solicit feedback from 6 to 10 colleagues.
In order to move this work forward, Movement Makers will be required to do some work outside of convenings. This includes:
- Preparing for convenings (This preparation will be limited.).
- Participating in at least one workgroup (each workgroup requires 10-30 hours of work over the course of the program).
- Participating (encouraged, but not required) in a virtual practicum during the summer of 2014 (approximately 25 hours).
- Participating in webinars.
- Participating in MEV’s online community.
- Participating in a two-day self-care and sustainability workshop (held at or near your organization) between June and October 2013. Organizations that participated in Cohort 1 will participate in an advanced workshop.
- Producing at least five blogs or vlogs for On the Move.
- Participating in an organizational capacity assessment between the first and second convenings. (Note: This requires the Movement Maker to take the online assessment and solicit other key staff from her/his organization to do so as well.)
- Working with an Organizational Development coach to analyze the assessment results.
- Bringing back the learnings of MEV to her/his organization and networks via updates at staff meetings, introduction of new practices, conference presentations, etc.
- Providing feedback (via 3 one-hour interviews) to MEV faculty, staff, and evaluators on the program quality and impact.
- Submitting (encouraged, but not required) an organizational development proposal to the NoVo Foundation (if eligible).