Industry cohorts are short-term (usually 8-week) programs designed to move participants in the same direction as the full, 9-month Boston Fellows program---equipping participants to serve God and neighbor in the working world through spiritual formation, intellectual and professional development, and a community of peers.
But industry cohorts require a lower level of commitment, while also providing the opportunity to go deeper with peers from the same professional field of service. As such, they are ideal for alumni of the full program, as well as those not able to commit to the full program at this time.
Participation in an industry cohort entails a commitment to these elements:
An initial 24-hour "camp-in" retreat to jump-start the cohort.
Daily personal devotional disciplines, following a common format together. (About 15+ minutes daily.)
Readings/assignments before the weekly meeting---about 20 pages weekly.
Weekly meetings around shared refreshments or a meal, discussion of reading, sharing and prayer for one another. (90 minutes/meeting)
The following short-term cohorts are scheduled for Spring 2019. Check back soon as other cohorts are forthcoming.
A nine-week program designed specifically for those working in STEM fields. Beginning with a study of Sabbath, topics will include Sacredness of Work, Leadership Skills, Theology of Work, and Community as a Resource.
The cohort will begin with a 24-hour “camp-in” February 15-16, 2019, followed by eight weekly meetings on Sunday afternoons. Apply below.
Tuition is $100 and will include all materials, retreat costs, and operational expenses.
Note: the following is an application to short-term, industry-specific cohorts, NOT to the nine-month Boston Fellows program.
If you experience technical problems completing the following form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Answer the following short-answer questions elsewhere, then copy and paste them to this form. (The form does not allow you to save your work and return later.)
2) Fill out this brief survey.
3) Email the address of your detailed Linkedin profile, and a recent headshot of yourself if you do not have one in your profile, to email@example.com, subject "Applicant'sName_STEM". (Attach the photo, rather than inserting it in the body of the email.) If you do not yet have a LinkedIn profile, we recommend creating one. LinkedIn gives you a platform to express your values, skills, and experience while also connecting you to other people in your field and the other program participants. Clarifying your vision for work and meeting others involved in STEM are both important aspects of the cohort, and this tool helps.