Training the Next Generation of Leaders
Contributed by Acumen Fund summer associate Aden Van Noppen
When Acumen Fund decided to plan our inaugural Student Leaders Workshop, we didn’t know what to expect. Our hunch was that we would have a lot to share with young leaders committed to tackling global poverty and that they would have a lot to share with us. But we could not have predicted the level of energy, inspiration and collaboration that filled our conference room for three days at the end of May!
The second video features our friend Seth Godin, best-selling author and Acumen Advisor. Seth kicked off the workshop by telling the students that leading means deciding to create something with no formula and learning from the inevitable cycles of failure along the way. Seth’s talk set the tone for a weekend of questioning assumptions and deciding to lead. Watch him here:
The student leaders continue to demonstrate the energy in these videos as they work together to support Acumen Fund’s mission—stay tuned for more news of their progress!