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THE GLOBAL CHANGE INCUBATOR

A 10-month in depth professional journey for
current and aspiring leaders
of social and systemic change.

 
 

AN INCUBATOR DESIGNED TO UNCOVER THE CAPACITY OF OUR MINDS TO CREATE INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, AND SYSTEMIC CHANGE.

The current state of the world is a reflection of the state of our minds. In order to change the state of the world we must first understand what's behind the state of our minds. That's why this incubator focuses solely on catalyzing a leaders' ability to uncover the capacity of our minds to create individual, community, and systemic change.

WHEN WE CHANGE, SYSTEMS CHANGE

We currently have systems in place that are not meeting the needs of the humans in which they were designed to serve.


When we see the link between our minds and our collective thought systems, organizations, politics and social constructs, we can use that knowledge and insight to create a new world. 

UNCOVERING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

The Global Change Incubator will take an in-depth look at how the human mind is designed and works for us all and how a deeper understanding naturally creates a solution-based environment within each individual. With that, change is accelerated and scaled into society and the world.

 

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE INCUBATOR

 
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1. GROUP LEARNING MODULES

In depth virtual experiences designed to create transformational insights and sustainable action.

MODULE 1:
WHY THE MIND?

Illuminating the internal foundations of societal change, and how to bring that understanding to your orgnization or mission.

MODULE 2:
FROM MICRO TO MACRO

How your personal understanding of the mind is linked to community, systemic and global change.

MODULE 3:
HOW TO FACILITATE CHANGE

Case studies, live demos, and curricula training

MODULE 4:
RE-IMAGINING THE WORLD

 Final presentations and co-creating the future

 

2. SHADOWING WORK IN REAL-TIME

This part of the incubator gives you an opportunity to experience how change happens from seeing it first hand. We have found that learning through observation solidifies the insights from the modules. You will get to sit in on actual trainings and workshops, and debrief with our faculty.

REAL WORK

Go from theory to reality by seeing change happen in practice. Discover how transformation occurs in schools, prison systems, and with youth, families, and communities by observing programs as they happen and asking questions in real-time.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Observe the inner workings of organizations and how to create impact by focusing on the mind as the catalyst for change. The three organizations of the IOS Collective will be an “open book” for you to learn from throughout the incubator journey.

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3. THE INCUBATOR ECOSYSTEM

1ON1 SUPERVISION

Individual mentoring + opportunities to work with fellow participants

CASE STUDIES

Examining best practices in your work and learning from others’ work. What leads to deep, sustainable change? What doesn’t? And why?

CURRICULA

Access and in-depth training in IOS Collective curricula for prisons, schools, youth and parents

GUEST SPEAKERS

Guest speakers from different fields who are making a difference in unique ways

LEARNING MATERIALS

Access to audiovisual materials, and experience creating your own materials and curricula

FIELD NOTES

Submit relevant notes about your work to faculty for review and feedback

 

TEAM & COLLABORATORS

Get to Know Us

Our facilitators and guest speakers come from a diverse variety of backgrounds, including personal experiences within the criminal justice system, school leadership, youth mentoring, environmental preservation, and thought leadership. The IOS Global Change Incubator invites both external experts and incubator participants to share their knowledge and insights with course participants during the 10-month journey.

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EIRIK GRUNDE OLSEN

Co-founder and Director of One Solution

became fascinated by the relationship between the mind, body and human capability after his experience as a Paratrooper in the Norwegian Army Special Command and deployment in the Middle East. He spent the next 10 years studying, experimenting and working with people from all walks of life with the goal to find the source of human potential and transformation. He has worked with individuals, businesses, non-profit leaders, schools, in the criminal justice system, as well as co-lead grassroots youth programs in Chicago, Gaza and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is an international public speaker, speaking at conferences about the Mind, Mental Health and Resilience all over the world, with his main expertise being the power of the mind and resilience as the key to equality and global stability.

DAJOHON WHITE

Youth-leader and facilitator

Dajohn is a Youth Leader and Co-Founder of Rebels for Peace. He was born and raised in Southside Chicago, and believes he was put on this earth to improve the mindsets and well being of others. As the youth leader of Rebels for Peace, Dajohn focuses on strengthening the mindsets of the youth of Chicago and beyond to rebel against the common belief that retaliation is the way of dealing with conflict, and instead find better solutions to violence. Through Rebels for Peace, Dajohn has cultivated a movement for peace by working with all age groups from communities around the world.

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BROOKE WHEELDON-REECE, MBA

President/CEO of the Spark Initiative

Brooke leads The SPARK Initiative, Inc. - a non-profit organization in Tampa, FL. dedicated to working with at-risk youth, sex trafficking survivors, and incarcerated juveniles, men and women. Prior to her work with The SPARK Initiative, she was a national trainer for the Mendez Foundation’s nationally recognized Too Good for Drugs and Violence prevention programs. After her brother in law’s suicide in early 2012, Brooke knew there was more to the mind than she understood. She found her home with The SPARK Initiative after watching her husband come out of a deep depression with seemingly little effort through a simple but profound understanding of the mind. She now dedicates her work to creating sustainable change throughout all populations via mentoring, coaching, and teaching this same understanding of the mind. In 2019, after a 2-year process, she and her husband adopted her niece and two nephews through the foster care system. Brooke works daily to advocate for the protection and resilience on child victims of abuse and promote suicide prevention by reaching young people’s minds and teaching them about their unbreakable SPARK inside.

PRINCE JIMMAR

Youth-Leader and Artist

Prince Jimmar is a Chicago-based Artist and social change advocate, as well as a leader in the Rebels for Peace Movement. In addition to creating his own music, he dedicates his time uncovering the resilience of youth in Chicago, showing them what they have and how they can use their own power to create the life they want.

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MARA GLEASON

Co-founder and Director of One Solution

has enjoyed working with all walks of life throughout her career, including MIT-trained physicists, UN directors, US Marines, NHL players, Microsoft managers, prisoners, the Chicago PD, and teens from Southside Chicago and Gaza. Prior to founding One Solution, she co-founded and directed One Thought, a NYC and London-based company that trained hundreds of organizational leaders from around the world. She’s also the bestselling author of One Thought Changes Everything. Mara graduated with a Master’s degree from Columbia University in 2006, and currently lives in Chicago with her husband and co-director, Eirik, and several plants that she works hard to keep alive, despite their frequent travels.

KRYSTAL BURNS

Community Organizer with One Solution

BIO COMING

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ASHLEY HUNT

Director Program Development at SPARK

Ashley Hunt is The SPARK Initiative's Director of Program Development, Youth Mentor and Co-Creator of the SPARK Mentoring Programs (Speaking to the Potential, Ability and Resilience inside every Kid). After seeing her personal relationships transform through an understanding of the mind in 2015, she left her 11-year corporate career in insurance to pursue her passion for educating youth. Ashley works with youth in rehabilitation centers, jails, sex-trafficking survivor safe houses, and many other alternative settings with one objective - teach them a simple understanding of how their mind works, so they can tap into their own potential and thrive. She brings an understanding of the mind to life with her natural ability to connect with the youth she mentors.
Ashley lives in Tampa, FL with her husband and two children

JAMES HIRD

Principal of Horizons Academy Alternative School

James Hird has been an educator for nearly 30 years in his home district of Manatee County Schools, in Bradenton, FL, where he is a native and a product of the school district. He earned his BS in Psychology from Tennessee Tech University as a student athlete and returned to Bradenton to begin a career working with at risk youth.  He earned his Master’s in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 2002.  While he's spent the past 16 years as an administrator for students in Title I schools, his career of working with students in alternative settings spans almost 30 years and includes students in Juvenile Justice, Residential treatment, charter, and public schools.  He is currently the principal of Horizons Academy Alternative School where he continues his life's work of recovering at risk students.

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KETRA HALE

Teacher with Insight Alliance

Ketra is living proof that this groundbreaking approach to life WORKS. Now a manager of a thriving restaurant chain, after having spent six years in the prison system, her message to all that will listen is simple. The Insight Alliance program of inward change can and will elevate your life and free yourself to become whatever the human spirit within brings forth. I am living proof that simply understanding my own Mind helped me to become free from all -- including myself. Everyday I see how much all human beings in this world would benefit from this and my goal is to reach out to as many people as possible.

ANNA DEBENHAM

Founder Insight Alliance

Anna considers herself a “mental health plumber,” having worked in private practice and multidisciplinary healing and support teams for two decades in the U.S., Australia, and U.K. In 2017, Anna created The Insight Alliance, an organization that works with men and women in the Oregon Correctional System with a simple focus: understanding the limitless nature of the human mind, and recognizing our own innate wellbeing — that everything we need to thrive already exists within us.

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BRANDON BROWN

Trainer with Insight Alliance

Brandon has been apart of the Insight to Wellbeing program since attending a program at Columbia River Correctional Institution 3 years ago. I have been apart of the Insight Alliance since day one. This understanding helped quiet my mind and keep me focused. I’m currently working an awesome career at Rapid Response Bio Clean, I’m buying my first home, becoming a full time parent and overcoming obstacles daily. I’m with the Insight Alliance because I believe in our message and the people.

 

World Class Virtual Experience

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Change Incubator will be offered entirely online and will add in-person experiences when possible, based on CDC recommendations. 

The organizations that comprise the IOS Collective have had ample experience adapting our programs to run virtually and will create a dynamic and interactive online experience. We do not just do typical zooms. We do high quality virtual experiences.

 

SCHEDULE

2021 Cohort

FEB 19-21

Why the Mind: Illuminating the internal foundations of change

Module 1

MARCH

Shadowing experience

Discover how transformation occurs in schools, prison systems, and with youth, families, and communities by observing programs as they happen and asking questions in real-time.

APRIL 23-25

Module 2

From Micro to Macro: How your personal understanding of the mind is linked to community, systemic and global change.            

JUNE

Shadowing

Discover how transformation occurs in schools, prison systems, and with youth, families, and communities by observing programs as they happen and asking questions in real-time.

JULY 9-11

How to Facilitate Change: Case studies, live demos, and curricula training

Module 3

SEPTEMBER

Shadowing

Discover how transformation occurs in schools, prison systems, and with youth, families, and communities by observing programs as they happen and asking questions in real-time.

OCT 1-3

Re-imagining the World: Final presentations and a look ahead

Module 4

Virtual webinar and expert interviews

Feb 25 - March 25 -April 22

May 20 - June 17 -July 15

Aug 19 - Sept 16 - Oct 14 - Nov 4

 

LEVELES OF PARTICIPATION

Leveles of participation

$3000

Virtual Experience

  • Access all virtual Modules

  • Access to All virtual interviews

$8000

Shadowing Experience

  • Everything in Basic +

  • Access to ALL shadowing experiences

  • Ten 1on1 Supervision and development calls

  • Field notes feedback on your work

$12000

Curriculum

  • Everything in Shadowing Experience +

  • Access, training and license to curriculums:

- Spark Curriculum (work in schools)

- Accelerating Change (global change)

- Prison Curriculum

$0-$12000

Scholarship

For a select group of candidates, we are able to offer partial or full scholarships for you to be part of this program. This is by application and interview only.

 

APPLY

The investement for this Global Change incubator is between $3000- $12000 depending on the level of participation you want. For unique and impactful candidates we can provide partial or full scholarship.

Click the link below to fill in initial application to schedule your interview with someone from the IOS faculty.

 

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