The Omidyar Fellows program identifies and promotes five primary categories of competencies. These are interwoven competencies that result from our ability to first identify those who are in alignment with the vision, who have both motivation and ability to actualize, and who can engage in deeper partnerships with each other to impact societal results.

BE RESPONSIBILE FOR SOCIETAL PROGRESS

  • Identify gaps between desired state and current state
  • View change as re-interpretation and renewal
  • Honor greater good of the whole
  • Act persistently

DIAGNOSE SITUATION

  • Explore tough interpretations
  • Understand the process challenges
  • Test multiple interpretations and points-of-view
  • Take the temperature
  • Identify who needs to do the work

MANAGE SELF

  • Know your strengths, vulnerabilities, and triggers
  • Know the story others tell about you
  • Choose among competing values
  • Get used to uncertainty and conflict
  • Experiment beyond your comfort zone
  • Take care of yourself

ENERGIZE OTHERS

  • Engage unusual voices
  • Work across factions
  • Start where they are
  • Speak to loss
  • Inspire a collective purpose
  • Create a trustworthy process

INTERVENE SKILLFULLY

  • Make conscious choices
  • Raise the heat
  • Give the work back
  • Hold to purpose
  • Speak from the heart
  • Act experimentally