We Can Shape the Future We Deserve

A new model to develop the next generation of systems change leaders.

Tq Antiqueno
Sep 18 · 4 min read

WHAT IS THE FUTURE SHAPERS PROGRAM?

The Future Shapers is an immersive fellowship and systems change leadership incubation program for young Filipinos with an existing venture or enterprise that aspires to shape sustainable futures. It is an original program by Benilde’s Hub of Innovation for Inclusion (HiFi).

You never change things by fighting against the existing reality.

To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.

— Buckminster Fuller

WHO IS IT FOR?

The Future Shapers Program is for the youth (ages 18–35years old) who have started a venture or an enterprise addressing a particular social and/or environmental gap. The leadership incubation program is for young founders or co-founders who wish to:

  1. Understand deeply the status quo and context they want to change;

THE PROGRAM

The Future Shapers program is uniquely grounded on four lenses to stimulate catalytic change:

  • Systems Thinking

The immersive experiences will tap into the affective, cognitive, and kinaesthetic domains of learning and doing to holistically support the growth and development of a new generation of systems change leaders. The whole program runs for 5months providing a hybrid of face-to-face experiential learning sessions once every month and regular check-ins and online coaching in-between.

3-pronged approach to developing future-shapers: affective, cognitive, kinaesthetic skills development

DEMO DAY

On the final week of the program, we will spend time to feature the new or improved systems change strategies and stories of each of the fellows. Incubators, angel investors, grant giving organisations, brand partners, public and private sector community partners, and high-tier accelerators from our network and the ecosystem will be in the audience during the celebratory day. There is a good chance for fellows to be further supported and groomed for implementation scale after the program.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

  1. The program is open to aspiring future shapers aged 18–35 years old.
  • Futures of Food

3. The impact venture or enterprise should have a proven traction or proof of concept (POC) of at least 3 months

4. Conversant and articulate in English

5. Commitment to a 4month program. This is a hybrid of:

  • face-to-face experiential learning sessions (3–5 days bootcamp per month)

APPLICATION PERIOD

Application is from October 09, 2019 to November 30, 2019.

HOW DO WE APPLY?

WHEN DO WE KNOW THAT WE GET IN?

Shortlisting will be in December. Announcement of accepted fellows will be in 1st week of January 2020.

DO WE PAY A FEE TO BE A FUTURE SHAPER?

The fellowship program is 100% free and powered by the Peter D. Garrucho Jr. Innovations Institute, Laudato Si Grant of the De La Salle Philippines (DLSP), and HIFI community of partners and network support.

FOOD, TRANSPORT, AND LODGING

Transportation, accommodations, and meals for the duration of the program will be provided for all fellows.

HOW DO I BACK A SCHOLAR FOR THE PROGRAM?

If you want to invest in a legacy that will pro-actively shape the future of the nation, contact us at hifi@benilde.edu.ph


READ MORE ABOUT BENILDE HIFI

Click the link to download our maiden issue of HiFidelity, Benilde Hub of Innovation for Inclusion’s magazine.

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