Leaders Studio FAQs

Who can participate?

All leaders from a social venture in the Rippleworks portfolio are eligible. We welcome up to two leaders per social venture per program to participate.

Should I participate?

Ask yourself, is the program aligned to your learning goals? Can you commit to participating in all scheduled sessions? Are you willing to try some new things out between sessions? If yes, absolutely!

What is the time commitment?

We kindly ask leaders to attend all listed 2-hour Zoom sessions and allocate an additional 1-2 hours per week to begin to apply learnings in context. For most Leaders Studio programs, the total time commitment is 9-12 hours over 3-4 weeks.

How can I express interest?

Your CEO, Head of People, or similar role will share steps to express interest with you.

What happens after I express interest?

We’ll reach out to you over email and invite you to apply to the program 8 weeks before the program starts.

When should I apply?

We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible after you receive an invitation to apply. We’ve seen programs fill before the application deadline.

How many programs can I apply to?

We encourage leaders to consider their personal capacity in making this decision.

What can I expect from a Leaders Studio program?

Program sessions are highly interactive. We’ll ask you to reflect, engage in polls and other activities, discuss in small groups, come off mute and ask questions or share ideas. This isn’t something you can do while driving, making dinner, or watching TV! If your environment and connection allows, we ask you to join over video for your and your peers’ best possible experience.

As a part of the cohort agreement, we encourage you to: Ask questions. Be open. Suspend judgment. Try new things. Make an effort to get to know your peers. If you’re lucky, you’ll have each other as resources even after a program is over!

Do you offer certification?

We offer a certificate and digital badge sharable on LinkedIn to leaders who complete Managing at Your Best, a 2-month program designed for new and rising managers.

How much do programs cost?

We offer all programs free of charge.