About the Fellowship
The Lead Like Gandhi fellowship was formed to enable leaders to uncover the Gandhi in them, embark on a journey of experimenting with their truth, inspired by Gandhi’s life and leadership. This will empower them to generate a more humane, equitable and ecologically sensitive world.
The Lead Like Gandhi Fellowship is a one year immersive journey into understanding yourself through Gandhi’s values, actions and leadership. Senior leaders from across the world will derive knowledge, inspiration and the tools to affect personal, organisational and global change. The Lead Like Gandhi Fellows will inquire deeply into themselves, discover their own sacredness, and create magical outcomes for the world.
This programme is for senior leaders from businesses, charities, institutions and government who:
Have a deep desire for positive change in their sphere of influence or the wider world
Intend to imbibe Gandhi’s values and leadership, his way of being
Are not satisfied with the status quo and seek another way of living, working and leading
Transformation and Seva
Deeply inspired by Gandhi’s own leadership and life.
Here are a few key takeaways from this fellowship.
An incredible immersive journey of 9 days combining experiential learning through visits that bring alive Gandhi’s life, philosophy and values, role plays, peer learning and tête-à-têtes with Gandhians, transformational sessions that allow each one to go within & emerge in their greatness and contemplative sojourns providing the space for insights and realisations to emerge.
The Fellows go back into their world, and work on themselves, their relationships, their work front and an ambitious project that they choose, as Gandhi’s unfinished business. They return 9 months later, and are then trained on how to take this project to the next level, perhaps as a movement.
Workshop 01 : 9 days (At Ahmedabad)
Workshop 02 : 3 days (6-9 months later)
To say this program is transformational is an understatement. It has the power and energy to shake you inside out, and send you in your journey, emotionally aroused, self-aware, towards accomplishment of your purpose. Today, Lead Like Gandhi is the reason that I’m meeting new people, seeking synergies, designing initiatives, all aligned to the rediscovered purpose of my life. Imagine if a critical mass of beings on this planet were to have gone through this program. What a beautiful world it would be!
Before enrolling into the Lead Like Gandhi Fellowship program, I had no clear direction where I was heading towards though I knew my life’s purpose was to serve the under-privileged in our society. The 9 days course has not just helped me find true purpose of my life but has also enabled me in defining a clear roadmap towards achieving the goal. The experience was truly out of the world and has taught me how relevant Gandhian values and principles are even today and how the same could be applied in our journey of life.
Highlights of the February 2020 Fellowship
9 senior leaders; 9 magical days; innumerable life-changing journeys
The journey of discovering this Mahatma called Gandhi, diving deep into his life, getting glimpses of this extraordinary man and leader, his steely resolve, his complete devotion to truth, touched all of the fellows who participated in this 9 day experience deeply. As each of them moved through each day, they sensed so much of Gandhi’s love that opened within them too and they realized how this amazing man could make miracles happen and shake the largest empire by having them see their own unfairness whilst evoking their highest selves.
In the end, when each Lead Like Gandhi Fellow finally discovered his/her life’s purpose, it was a magical and sacred moment. To finally know and totally embody what they are here to do in the world, and tie that up with an unfinished business of Gandhi, and declare it in the courtyard of where Gandhi lived, was just an incredible experience.