the nexus fellowship


The Nexus Fellowship was designed in response to the overwhelming need for race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) in the learning profession.

about the fellowship

The Nexus Fellowship is designed to help leaders to create long-term organizational change around race and equity. Leaders must have the courage and methodology to chart a new course and the unwavering belief to pave that course. It is at the nexus of innovation, design, equity, and leadership that learning organizations will be nimble and flexible enough to respond to the demands of the 21st century.

The Nexus Fellowship experience engages participants and their host organizations in a deep personalized leadership journey based on their identities around three specific design challenges: challenges with people, challenges with processes, and challenges with programs. Participants will meet four times for weekly seminars. The fellowship experience includes individual coaching, a virtual learning community, and additional training modules and resources that will provide a deeply personalized experience.  


By completion, all certified Nexus Fellows will:

  • Possess a clear understanding of how issues of equity affect all aspects of American life

  • Understand why issues must be viewed with an anti-oppression equity lens in order to be transformed at the individual, institutional, and structural levels

  • Exhibit an increased understanding of structural transformation based on their leadership within their host organization

  • Have demonstrable, exponential impact on their organization and those they serve, creating more inclusive and equity-focused results

The 2019 application window is now closed. If you would like to be notified about our next application window, please contact us.