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IDEAS Roundtables

The IDEAS Roundtable Series is designed to provide a dynamic and structured space for Next-Gen IDEAS leaders to come together, thoughtfully process challenges and opportunities, and support one another. These groups:

  • Are facilitated by INW facilitators to ensure productive dialog

  • Are each limited to 12 leaders to make interactions personal, intimate, and valuable

  • Meet virtually once or twice a month for two hour-sessions

  • 2021 Cohorts will run from January-June and July-December 

Program Launch: Monday, January 11th from 12-2pm Eastern, 9-11am Pacific

Session 1: Friday, January 22  from 12-2pm Eastern, 9-11am Pacific

All other monthly meeting days and times to be determined based on participant availability

Program Cost: $200* 

*Scholarships & sliding scale pricing available to ensure financial Access

Application Due Date: Friday, December 11th 


This roundtable series is intended to simultaneously build a community of practice and support during these unprecedented times and provide a space for collaboration to collectively advance social change grounded in IDEAS by:

  • Fostering connection and community so that practitioners who are otherwise isolated in their day-to-day work have a support network and place to recharge emotionally with professional and generational peers

  • Creating opportunities to generate insights about how to utilize these times of social distancing as turning points for new possibilities in workplaces and communities

  • Providing space for sharing/exchanging your work with peers to elevate new voices and perspectives in the IDEAS field

  • Workshopping real-world challenges with the group for feedback and input, and in so doing, to co-create innovative ideas and approaches

  • Culminating in ‘IDEAS hackathons’ wherein next-gen led organizations present cohort members with timely IDEAS-challenges as mini-case competitions to apply learnings while driving social impact


  • A dynamic network of IDEAS champions and practitioners to provide professional development and support

  • Real-time, online collaboration spaces to continue conversations and share resources between sessions

  • Entry points to ongoing communities of practice with other IDEAS champions and practitioners beyond the program

  •  Access to senior leaders in the IDEAS space, who will participate as guest speakers during Roundtable sessions

  • Opportunities to elevate your voice and work through writing blog posts or articles that INW will promote