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Apply to Participate in Changemaker Bootcamp!

I’m starting another round of Changemaker Bootcamp in a few weeks, and I’m looking for participants! It will be once a week (Wednesdays from 10am-12pm) for six weeks (June 12-July 17, 2013) in San Francisco. I’m accepting applications now, and I’ll be limiting participation to eight people.

Why apply? Changemaker Bootcamp is an opportunity to practice the skills you need to transform groups, be it your organization, your community, or the world at large, regardless of your position in that group.

Changemaker Bootcamp is learning by doing, not through teaching. You will be spending two hours a week (plus homework) actually practicing a set of critical skills with other great changemakers and getting real-time feedback.

Changemaker Bootcamp is also a place to think strategically about the work that you’re already doing. You come to Bootcamp with a real project in mind, and you’ll be given the opportunity to think more strategically about your project and to apply the skills you practice immediately toward your project.

Read the About page for more about this process and about me.

Who should apply? Eventually, I plan on opening this up to changemakers of all types, but for now, I’m looking for people who are:

  • Working in an organization (large or small)
  • Not part of the top-level leadership team (e.g. no C-level leaders or executive directors).

How much does it cost? You decide! Seriously!

This is still an experiment for me, and I don’t want to commit to a pricing model yet. However, it’s also clear that this is providing a lot of value to participants, even in its rough form, and I think it’s important for participants to put skin in the game. (You can see what my previous participants, Anna and Marie, had to say about their experiences.)

So here’s how this will work. If you apply and are accepted, I will ask you to tell me how much you’ll be paying. It needs to be at least a dollar, and you will need to pay it up-front. I will agree to whatever price you name without judgment, whether it’s $1 or $1,000.

I’m looking for great participants who are passionate about the world and who will work hard and enthusiastically over the course of six weeks. Whatever you decide to pay will be the right amount.

How do I apply? Fill out this form. You can also click on the Apply! link at the top of this page.

I will review applications as they come in and cut off the process when I get eight enrollees or by Friday, June 7, 2013, whichever comes first.

Thank you, and as always, feel free to leave your thoughts or questions in the comments below!