Cultivating a World of Better Leaders

Dynamic 5-Day Institute Propels Change Leaders from High-Potential to High-Impact

Apply for StartingBloc DC’17 by July 7th

StartingBloc is rooted in the belief that our world is in urgent need for better leadership—leadership that is purpose-driven, inclusive, and collaborative. StartingBloc cultivates and convenes these leaders at 5-day Institutes, and has grown a global Fellowship of over 2,500 change-makers crafting a future that works for all beings. StartingBloc Institutes foster personal growth and empowerment while integrating high-level leadership skills, including transformative action, polarity mapping, and rapid prototyping.

StartingBloc Fellows come from all sectors, represent a wide range of racial, ethnic, and gender identities, and span generations (from 18-81). Fellows are entrepreneurs, non-profit professionals, public servants, private consultants, and students, united by a common capacity to change and impact the world.

When you attend a StartingBloc Institute, you join leaders committed to community over the long-haul, folks who are serving a mission bigger than themselves. A community of authentic, passionate, and driven leaders that support one another, hire each other, launch companies together, and join forces to tackle our world’s largest challenges.

Applications for StartingBloc’s DC’17 Institute are now open! Strive for personal excellence and find belonging within the StartingBloc family by applying today.

The Institute runs from October 26th-30th and the deadline to apply is July 7th.
Become the leader our future needs and apply here.



I went to StartingBloc with few expectations and one purpose; I just wanted to recharge. StartingBloc is more than a place to recharge. It’s a place where leaders can think about their place in the world, refine their vision and make a game plan for fulfilling their personal mission. I left StartingBloc with a plan to further my noble purpose, hard skills as a leader and friends for a lifetime. What’s even greater is that I was able to apply all of my learning the very next day I returned from StartingBloc during a senior retreat that I was leading! As a lifelong learner, I know it’s not easily done. Bravo to StartingBloc for inspiring me, teaching me and setting my soul on fire!

– Terri Broussard Williams, LA’17 Fellow, American Heart Association