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Acumen Academy

The Path of Moral Leadership

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The world needs you, now more than ever. Many of our institutions have run their course, but we've not imagined what to replace them with. Change not only is possible, but the need for change is urgent.

This is a moment for each of us to show up and lead. The work has never been more important.

But how to start and what to do?

The good news is that the world is ready to redefine success. More and more of us understand that the skills of the last century aren't enough to tackle the complex problems we face today. What is needed is a new set of skills if we are to build truly inclusive, sustainable solutions.

Join Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Acumen, along with hundreds of other social entrepreneurs, social innovators, and leaders in a collaborative course that will help you make a difference.

In this course, you’ll access the most important principles Acumen has learned from more than 20 years working with leaders who are breaking boundaries and improving how the poor, the vulnerable, and the earth are treated.

There is no action too small, and there is no time like right now. You don’t need to be a social entrepreneur, nonprofit leaders, or an activist to benefit from this course. The work belongs to all of us and you can start right where you are.


01 Welcome to the Course

02 Change is the Domain of All of Us & Redefine Success

03 Cultivate Moral Imagination & Listen to Voices Unheard

04 Explore Identities & Practice Courage

05 Hold Opposing Values in Tension & Avoid the Conformity Trap

06 Use Markets for Good & Partner with Humility and Audacity

07 Tell Stories that Matter

08 Accompany Each Other & Embrace the Beautiful Struggle

09 Your Manifesto


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