Today, alums from our “Write to Change the World” core seminar gathered at the ACLU of Northern California to further explore themes of expertise, influence and what it means to be a change-maker in our world. The 25 experts built on their knowledge from the core seminar and explored how connecting disparate ideas, fields and geographies can increase value and relevance in the world. We also played games around time and timeliness, and conducted a thought-experiment that required participants to generate a concrete piece of thought leadership together in just 15-minutes.
The program brought together alums representing a range of fields and areas of expertise, including scholars, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and righteous thinkers in parenting, technology, the performing arts and more. Since coming through the core seminar, these 25 experts have transformed their lives in a variety of ways: Grant Writer Nolan Pack used the tools of powerful argument to secure his first $100,000 grant. Wild Rivers Program Director Jen Pelz published 3 pieces on water and the environment in just a few months. Ana Homayoun got her third book deal after publishing an op-ed in The San Jose Mercury News, and paid it forward by sending her mentee to the seminar, who also published a widely-circulated op-ed. “This training has undoubtedly changed my life,” she said.
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