Scaling teams need scaling leaders.

Supporting the growth of social venture leaders is one of the most important investments we can make. That’s why we created Rippleworks Leaders Studio, a series of expert-led learning programs designed specifically for social ventures.

Rippleworks partners with leading industry executives to run interactive, results-driven learning programs where social venture leaders gain critical skills so ventures can deliver impact at scale.

We focus on the most critical skills leaders need for scaling teams, informed by direct input from the hundreds of leaders we support

Social venture leaders gain frameworks and actionable best practices as they learn directly from experienced industry executives

Participants are prepared to bring learnings to life through interactive sessions and post-workshop resources

Leaders learn in community, with support and feedback from social venture leaders across the globe

What Leaders Have Said

“I want to say a big thank you for the opportunity for Viamo’s leadership to attend the Growing Yourself series. They have been sharing their experience and the resources with enthusiasm across our Slack channels. I’ve never seen this level of energy and influence from a professional development course.”

— Louis Dorval, COO at Viamo

“I want to repeat what other participants have said, which is that the Leading At Your Best workshop series left us super emotional. Thank you for being here to help us be better leaders for our team, and for showing us the practical steps that we can implement right away. The world will be a better place because of it.”

— Francesca De Zamacona, Chief Talent Officer at Kubo Financiero

leaders supported

ventures supported

countries reached

Explore Our 2023 Programs

Managing at Your Best
Driving Organization Results
Preparing for Rapid Scaling
August 17th, 24th, and 31st, October 12th, 19th, and 26th
September 13th and 27th
November 2nd, 9th and 16th

Come back in December to see programming for the first half of 2024.

Programs Overview

Managing at Your Best

Scaling social ventures rely on people managers to drive results and effectively manage teams. Transitioning from an individual contributor role to a people manager role is hard. In Managing at Your Best, new and rising people managers will practice proven methods and frameworks to develop the mindset and critical managerial skills to support their team to be at their best. People managers will explore methods to shape a high-trust environment, deliver feedback and coaching, make quick and effective prioritization and delegation decisions, and adapt their leadership and management style in rapidly changing environments.

Who this is for: New and rising people managers

Application Open: June 19th – Aug 4th

Program Dates and Time: August 17th, 24th, 31st, October 12th, 19th, and 26th, 8 am – 10 am Pacific Time

Interpretation & Translation: French and Spanish

Driving Organization Results

Scaling social ventures maximize impact when they successfully focus limited resources on the goals that matter most. In Driving Organization Results, senior leaders will delve into building processes to align their organization to their most critical goals, facilitate trade-off discussions, and guide their team members to play an active role and adapt, when needed.

Who this is for: Senior leaders

Application Open: July 17th – August 25th

Program Dates and Time: September 13th and 27th, 8 am – 10 am Pacific Time

Interpretation & Translation: French

Preparing for Rapid Scaling

Maximizing impact requires periods of fast growth that strain organizations’ processes and teams. In Preparing for Rapid Scaling, CEOs and senior leaders will anticipate common challenges that social ventures encounter when scaling. By exploring the experience of organizations that have scaled before them, they will consider how to prepare and lead their teams through upcoming change.

Who this is for: CEOs and senior leaders preparing to lead their organizations through a period of rapid growth

Application Open: September 19th – October 20th

Program Dates and Time: November 2nd, 9th and 16th, 8 am – 10 am Pacific Time

Interpretation & Translation: Spanish

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