Last April, we experienced the first COVID-19 lockdown. We were trying to make sense of the events that were unfolding across the globe and to assess the immediate impact on our organizational and personal lives. During that first lockdown, Ronald A. Heifetz, founder of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership who established the Adaptive Leadership framework, held a Zoom webinar, trying to separate the wheat from the chaff for the hundreds

Seizing the Opportunity to Close the Knowing-Doing Gap Hermann Ebbinghaus proposed the “Forgetting Curve” back in the 1880’s, declaring that “we quickly forget most of what we learn unless we consistently apply it.” A recent Forbes article on trends in leadership development echoed his words, saying “If leaders aren’t doing it, they’re going to lose anywhere from 40 to 80% of what they encountered in learning and development programs.” This

A widely accepted premise is that the State holds a monopoly of sorts on the legal use of force, which it yields through its agencies in various fields. The exercise of the State’s power in its most direct form is carried out by its defense and security organizations – its army, police, correctional system, intelligence bodies and additional security forces under its authority. The scope, control and monitoring of the

Nearly a year after our meeting in Virginia, we demonstrated flexibility by deciding to adapt the scheme of our program to a new, unexpected reality. We were determined to produce high quality and professional outcomes and hope that we have managed to create an impact that will elevate women’s status as full partners of Israel’s society.

"Poems, like ideas, multiply when you share them, and so does their ability to spread hope and optimism where needed.”

Eligibility forms, the initial stage in applying for The Wexner Israel Fellows (WIF,) are now available and will close September 25.  For more information, click here.  Submit an Eligibility Form    ההרשמה הראשונית (Eligibility Form) לתכנית העמיתים של קרן וקסנר תיסגר בתאריך 25 בספטמבר לפרטים נוספים לחצו כאן להגשת טופס מועמדות ראשוני

Following the stabbing attack in Amman, Jordan, Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Eynat Shlain, WIF Alum (Class 11), met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the security guard who was injured in the attack.  This video is shared via the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Facebook Page.  We apologize that there is no audio and only subtitles.

Last week, The Wexner Foundation held a day of activities at the Knesset to welcome the seven new Wexner Israel Fellows who will begin their studies this fall in Cambridge, MA at Harvard’s Kennedy School (HKS).  Prior to the public ceremony, Deborah Housen-Couriel, Director of the Wexner Israel Fellowship Program (WIFP), held a leadership learning session. The fellows reflected on their definitions of leadership and shared their hopes and aspirations

Class 25 of the Wexner Israel Fellowship has been chosen for the upcoming year at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Fellows will begin their year of studies for a Master’s degree in Public Administration this July, together with approximately 230 public sector leaders from 90 countries around the globe. Beyond the Harvard curriculum, the fellowship year will include leadership learning under the auspices of the Foundation, including: a weekly co-curricular meeting together

Last week the Wexner Israel Fellowship held its annual Alumni Institute in Haifa and had a record attendance.  Highlights included the WIF Alumni Band, featuring Dr. Itamar Offer (Class 12) on saxophone, and Tsachi Mushkin (Class 14) Band Maestro, drummer and singer. Dana Savoray, Chair of the Wexner Israel Fellowship Alumni Council (Class 17) presented the Council’s first Civil Service Innovation Prize to Gil Avriel, awarded for his plan to

Applications for the 2021-2022 Cohort of the Wexner Service Corps are now open. Apply today.