Each year a class of 20 leaders is chosen to engage in a thought-provoking journey of personal exploration—to move beyond success to a place of growing significance in the world. The Fellowship challenges each individual to learn and to teach, and to stretch themselves further than they ever thought possible.
Each class of 20 Henry Crown Fellows is chosen from a wide pool of accomplished entrepreneurial leaders (between the ages of 25 and 45). These Fellows have already achieved considerable success in the private or public sector and are at an inflection point in their lives or careers—looking toward the broader role they might take on in their communities or globally. The two-year program comprises a structured series of four seminars (approximately 24 days in total) under the guidance of skilled senior moderators of the Aspen Institute along with a required leadership project of each Fellow's own design and choosing. Most of the seminars are held at an Aspen Institute campus in either Aspen, Colorado or on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. For the Globalization seminar, Fellows can choose from a selection of domestic and international locations.
The Challenge of Leadership (June 24-29, 2013 in San Francisco, CA), a six-day seminar focusing on the qualities of leadership necessary to master the forces of change. Fellows discuss their own leadership challenges and develop criteria for effective, enlightened leadership.
Leadership Projects (September, 2013 – July, 2015) Each Fellow will design and undertake a leadership project of his/her own choosing. Senior mentors will provide advice and counsel as requested.
The Aspen Seminar (tentative dates: July 9-15, 2014 in San Francisco, CA), a seven-day seminar that gives the Fellows the opportunity to explore the concept of "the good society" and their leadership role in making it a reality. Fellows present and discuss prospectuses for their leadership projects.
Leading in an Era of Globalization (Fellows are expected to attend one of the sessions offered between July, 2014 and July, 2015), a six-day seminar exploring the challenges of leading in an increasingly complex and intertwined world. This seminar is offered in a variety of locations around the world and taken with other Fellows from across the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Time is set aside for Fellows to discuss progress in the implementation of their leadership projects. This is a 6-7 day commitment (varies by location) Available dates to be provided at the Fellows' first seminar.
The Promise of Leadership (tentative dates: August 11-15, 2015 in Aspen, CO), a five-day seminar in which the Fellows explore the concepts of legacy and life balance, and share the progress achieved, challenges encountered and lessons learned from their leadership projects.
Upon graduation from the two-year program, Fellows are invited to continue their engagement with members of their class, with other Henry Crown Fellows, with members of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and with various other aspects of the Aspen Institute.
Individuals cannot apply for the Henry Crown Fellowship Program; they must be nominated by recognized leaders of the business and professional communities or by Fellows, Senior Mentors, and members of the Henry Crown Fellowship Board of Overseers or the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees.