IDEX Fellowship January 2022 Program - Professional Certification in Social Enterprise


Trainings & Fellowships

Provided by: IDEX Accelerator

Location (s):

  • Online


The IDEX Fellowship Is a 6 month virtual program designed to equip and train professionals with the functionals skills required to cater to the growing demands of the social enterprise and impact sector. IDEX is developing the next wave of "Social Intrapreneurs" who will support, lead and advance the work of socially-focused enterprises around the world!


The IDEX Fellowship Program is a 6 month virtual program (approx. 8 - 10 hours per week) designed to to equip and train professionals with the functional skills required to cater to the growing demands of impact based work and focus on the practical tools and resources to operate virtually for a successful career in social impact and entrepreneurship. The program itself is configured to meaningfully work for a mix of professionals at different stages in their careers and allows a level of customization to suit individual pursuits.

We are currently accepting applications for the January - June 2022 Cohort and are seeking:

  1. Young, mid career and/or senior level professionals, identifying as entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship enthusiasts from any sector and wanting to upskill or strengthen their functional skill-sets to solve social problems
  2. Organisations with an impact focus wanting to similarly advance the professional development of their staff and ultimately further the organisation's mission


  • Suitably designed for early, mid and senior level professionals looking to equip themselves with the tools and resources to work effectively in a virtual environment and a deep desire to engage in an intense professional development experience supported by key theory and practical subject knowledge training while applying creative solutions to deepen impact
  • Each Fellow will gain access to the online learning labs; consulting projects with social enterprises from across the globe; inner journey discoveries; virtual coffee sessions with sector experts; live community engagement with 300+ alumni; and one-on-one meetings with mentors-in-residence and subject matter experts. 
  • Fellows have the opportunity to align themselves more purposefully with the next step of their career growth curve through the Insight Project Development Phase.
  • Organisations nominating employees have the opportunity to participate as one of the learning lab case challenges where the Cohort works with a senior member or founder to develop real world solutions to an existing problem statement in your organisation.


  • Adding professional credibility while accessing relevant and progressive Professional Development Learning Labs covering themes of Human Centered Design, Resource Mobilization, Monitoring & Evaluation, Communication Strategies.
  • Subject Matter Experts, seasoned professionals and thought leaders in their respective fields, engaging you in Capacity Building Sessions at a group and individual level
  • Exposure to invaluable professional networks and alumni network opportunities
  • Internationally recognized Professional Certification in Social Enterprise
  • Professionally attested experience letters detailing project engagement with global impact organisations
  • Post Fellowship Support and a global family for life!


In the face of a global pandemic that has blindsided most, IDEX has had a front line view of the adverse effects and struggle it has entailed for organisations and individuals alike, across the value chain of impact based work. Over the last year, we have looked to approach this shared problem with renewed vigour, focused on mitigating some of these impacts of COVID-19 and recalibrating our mission to build that critical talent pipeline required to support the global impact sector in new ways.

True to our social enterprise training, IDEX has innovated upon mobilising additional resources to enable granting greater scholarships on the program tuition. We are now assuring a 75% IDEX Scholarship on tuition to all selected candidates / employee nominations from organisations, making our program tuition USD 5950 USD 1500, which may be comfortably paid as :

  • Option 1: Single Installment (attracts no additional administrative fees)
  • Option 2 : Multiple installment options over 6 months, approx. USD 250 per month (administrative fees of 5% apply on balance after each payment)

ALL are eligible for the IDEX Scholarship, however, we are actively seeking:

  • Social enterprise / development sector / non profit professionals
  • Professionals from mainstream sectors wanting to switch careers to social impact
  • Researchers, freelancers, independent consultants
  • Early stage entrepreneurs, founders, executive team leaders
  • Recent graduates who have completed a bachelors and/or masters/higher degree in any development sector focus

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Deadline: As soon as possible

Program Starts: January 06, 2022

Program Ends: June 17, 2022

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Your Tuition Will Cover:

  • 24 week virtual training with access to practical and strategic professional development, structured assignments comprising a blend of inspiring insights, deep dive group discussions, resume-building projects, intrapreneur case studies, reflection and self discovery challenges.
  • Intensive month-long case challenges with social impact organisations across the globe. These organisations will present a problem statement for the cohort to work towards discovery and development of practical solutions.
  • Access to learning labs led by IDEX resident mentors and sector experts across the globe, focussing on capacity building in areas of Social Enterprise Business Models, Human Centered Design, Monitoring and Evaluations, Resource Mobilization, Data Story-telling and Communications.
  • Access to one-on-one mentoring sessions with IDEX Resident Mentors.
  • Expert led webinars and guest lectures around trending themes in social enterprise practices.
  • Peer to peer learning engagements leveraging a culturally and professionally diverse cohort to maximise cross learnings.
  • Access to ‘ready to use frameworks’ that can be applied in various work settings for the future 
  • Professional training on tools and resource needed to become a leader in a virtual workforce
  • A dedicated virtual support team to catalyse your growth through the 6 months
  • Access to an alumni network of 300+ inspiring and world changing IDEXers
  • Professional Certificate in Social Enterprise from IDEX Accelerator, USA
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