About the Henry Crown Fellowship Program

The two-year program comprises a structured series of four seminars (approximately 25 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. Seminars are held at the Aspen Institute campus in Aspen, Colorado, the Wye River facility on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and at other locations around the world.

The Challenge of Leadership, 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.

The Aspen Seminar, 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 their leadership projects.

Leading in an Era of Globalization, 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 Ventures. This is a 6-7 day commitment (varies by location). Available dates to be provided after the Fellows’ first seminar.

The Promise of Leadership, a six-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.

Leadership Ventures, Each Fellow will design and undertake a leadership Venture of his/her own choosing.

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.

Dates for the 2025 Class of Henry Crown Fellows

Seminar 1: Aug 12-17, 2025 in Aspen, CO
Seminar 2: May 13-20, 2026 Location TBD, dates tentative
Seminar 3: Choose between several offerings from December 2026 to March 2027
Seminar 4: Aug 16-21, 2027 in Aspen, CO