Although many schools and programs teach the skills relevant to business innovation, aspiring public and social sector innovators have very few places to turn to receive the mentoring and support needed to take a technology-driven governance innovation project across a wide range of social issues from idea to implementation. Our objective has been to focus sharply on delivering learning experiences and support that make for successful governance innovation projects.
Through coaching programs, workshops, courses and project clinics, and master classes, The GovLab Academy offers teams and individuals who are passionate about solving a public problem access to high-quality, curated content aimed at busy practitioners, mentoring designed to help take public interest projects from idea to implementation, connections to subject-matter experts, and tools for peer-to-peer learning and skill sharing.
500+ participants, 250 projects, 20+ countries, Faculty and coaches from 5 universities, 12 semester-long Masters-level academic courses delivered to students from NYU, MIT, and Arizona State University, +70 non-credit participants from more than a dozen US cities and half a dozen foreign countries. Governments & NGOs coached, including the World Bank