The First Movers Fellowship Experience

For over 20 years, the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program has convened experts from around the world to consider what kind of leaders we need to ensure that companies integrate social and environmental value with financial success. And we have studied how we can develop leaders with this vision and ability. The First Movers Fellowship Program transforms what we have learned from this decade-long inquiry into practice.

The year-long Fellowship includes three seminars in Colorado, Arizona, and New York. It is structured around four core components we have learned are essential for developing First Movers who can envision and implement game-changing innovations within their firms. Innovation. Leadership. Reflection. Community. Members of our Design Team – who design and facilitate the seminars – are leading experts in each of these areas.

Each four-day seminar weaves together a program that includes skill building in innovation and leadership, time and tools for reflection, intensive project work, and collaboration with a community of innovators.

Download the Fellowship Program Overview which includes the seminar dates, Fellowship fee, and details about the benefits of the program for companies and individuals.

By the end of the program each Fellow has:

  • Envisioned and implemented a game-changing innovation within their firm.
  • Developed skills to socialize innovative ideas within complex systems.
  • Connected to a community of innovators who will remain a lifelong source of encouragement, collaboration and support.
  • Developed strategies for tapping in to their personal passions and purpose to fuel their commitment as change makers.