You know that feeling you get at work… the gnawing question about whether the work you do is making a difference? Is it contributing to the greater good? Does it fulfill you?
You’re not alone.
Research published in 2016 by Imperative and LinkedIn showed that 74% of professionals want to find work that delivers a sense of purpose, and many will take a pay cut to get it. Master’s degrees and years spent grinding at consultancies, finance institutions, and tech giants don’t cut it anymore. According to a report from Deloitte titled the Purpose Driven Professional:
“Millennials, Baby Boomers, retirees, and Gen Xers are increasingly seeking opportunities to pursue social impact, while working in the corporate sector.”
And while a dreamy notion, actually finding your purpose is no easy task — there often are limited openings on corporate social responsibility teams, creating business cases for social impact integration can be a challenge on your own, and you may struggle with simply defining what your purpose might be, especially when you’re constantly called on by the current demands of your job. But this is where MovingWorlds Impact Teams can help.
What it is:
Impact Teams build on the transformative power of Experteering by connecting you with a cohort of other changemakers while you embark on a learning journey that will build your skills, guide you to making a real impact in the field, and help you tell your professional career story in a way that lands you into a purpose-driven career.
What is Experteering?
Experteering is a movement of professionals volunteer their actual expertise in immersive projects — typically overseas. MovingWorlds surrounds every Experteering project you work on with training, goal-setting, guidance, and then reflection to help you turn it into a transformational experience that helps you get ahead personally and professionally.
Who can apply:
Designed for both currently employed and between-career professional, Impact Teams helps you build experience, network, and skills to help you navigate what’s next in your for-impact career. Previous Experteers, featured in Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fast Company, Seattle Times, Globe & Mail, Devex and more all report that Experteering helps them understand their purpose drivers, develop their skills, expand their knowledge, and connects them to a global network.
When and where:
Impact Teams launch every few months and start with a series of online and virtual community building sessions, trainings, and industry-leader guest speakers. The first 8 weeks are spent learning leading social enterprise, cross-cultural leadership, and human centered design concepts – layered with a personal exploration of how you will find purpose engaging in social impact. During this time is when you find and plan your Experteering project. Most people go Experteering for 2-8 weeks (which you can adapt to your busy schedule). At the end, MovingWorlds hosts a series of virtual debrief workshops before inviting you into its global community.
Apply by February 2nd for the next Impact Team!
You can check out Impact Teams site for more cohorts, more information, and application instructions.