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What is the Forum of Fellows?
The Forum of Fellows is a vibrant Network, consisting of all Omidyar Fellows. The Forum is a way to continue connecting with other leaders who share a similar mindset and goals for lasting, significant change in Hawaiʻi.

For how long does a Fellow remain a member of the Forum of Fellows?
"Once a Fellow, always a Fellow." The expectation is that each Fellow will remain a member of the Forum of Fellows as long as they are leading in Hawaiʻi. We encourage active participation in the Forum, a supportive and challenging community of practice.

What is the opportunity?
The Forum of Fellows provides members the opportunity to connect with like-minded change agents, foster cross-sector collaborations, amplify the effects of their work by the skills and network gained, and utilize a variety of available supports.

What is expected of Fourm of Fellows Members?
Fellows are expected to take risks, challenge systems that are not working, and engage bold visions for change.

In terms of time commitment, each Cohort is encouraged to meet on a quarterly basis once their initial 9-month curriculum phase is completed. These gatherings should fulfill whatever needs the Cohort has from peer support around tough leadership challenges to interpersonal connection, additional training as a group, building collaborations, and asking Cohort members for assistance on a project.

The Omidyar Fellows program hosts quarterly Forum of Fellows gatherings and other events that Fellows are encouraged to attend when possible and when it fits a need they have.