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

leaders supported

ventures supported

countries reached

Explore Our 2023 Programs

Growing Yourself
Recruiting For Scale
Developing Your Team
Shaping Your Employee Experience
Feb 9th, 16th, 23rd, and March 2nd
April 6th, 13th, and 20th
May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
June 8th, 15th, and 22nd

Come back in May to see programming for the second half of 2023

Programs Overview

Social venture leaders serve their team, organization, and mission most effectively when they are the best version of themselves. In Growing Yourself, leaders will practice tips to re-balance their time and energy, learn techniques to better manage uncertainty, and take home a tool to communicate what helps them be at their best.

Who this is for: Senior leaders

Application Open: December 19th – January 27th

Program Dates and Time: February 9th, 16th, 23rd, and March 2nd, 7-9am Pacific Time

Interpretation & Translation: French

Recruiting For Scale

Scaling impact requires scaling social venture teams. In Recruiting for Scale, leaders responsible for their social venture’s organization-wide recruiting practices will apply best practices to effectively scope open roles and practice techniques to build a pipeline of qualified candidates. 

Who this is for: Senior leaders who manage their social venture’s organization-wide recruiting practices 

Application Open: February 13th – March 17th

Program Dates and Time: April 6th, 13th, and 20th, 8-10am Pacific Time

Interpretation & Translation: French

Developing Your Team

One of the most important roles social venture leaders hold is supporting their team members’ learning and growth. In Developing Your Team, leaders will assess skill gaps within their team, practice giving actionable feedback, exercise coaching techniques, and discuss tactics for creating space for each amongst competing priorities.

Who this is for: Senior leaders

Application Open: March 6th – April 14th

Program Dates and Time: May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 8-10am Pacific Time

Interpretation & Translation: Spanish

Shaping Your Employee Experience

Team members are scaling ventures’ most valuable assets and retaining them matters. Ventures look to their People Operations leaders to shape a best-in-class employee experience that will help ventures attract and retain top talent. In Shaping Your Employee Experience, leaders will learn about creating moments that matter throughout the employee experience so that their organization can continue to attract and retain top talent.

Who this is for: Senior leaders who manage their social venture’s employee experience

Application Open: April 10th – May 19th

Program Dates and Time: June 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 8-10am Pacific Time

Interpretation & Translation: French

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

“I really enjoyed the Developing Your Team sessions as I felt I could relate to a lot of the examples and strategies shared during the class. The group sessions were very interactive and I got to learn and be inspired by people. I am leaving this course with a renewed mindset on how to tackle challenges in my team and I have learnt skills on how I can be a better manager.”

Aigelgel Kirumburu, Head of Communications at Jacaranda Health

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