The Wexner Senior Leadership (WSL) Program, an executive model leadership initiative, aspires to leverage The Wexner Foundation’s long established partnerships with the Israeli Government and Harvard University, with the goal of strengthening Israel’s public service leadership.
The program aims to strengthen skills and design strategies for leading transformative change, acquiring new tools for better decision making, and developing strategies to be employed by some of Israel’s most promising and influential senior leaders in the public sector. The program prepares a select cohort each year to exercise collaborative leadership within and across organizations and sectors.
Diversity and Inclusion are a core value of The Wexner Foundation. We strive to select cohorts that represent the broadest possible representation within Israel’s civil service.
This program has a three-part selection process:
1. Eligibility Form
In the Eligibility Form, candidates will provide personal and career information that enables the Foundation to determine whether the candidate meets the criteria for applying to the program.
JUNE 14, 2021 – AUGUST 16, 2021
In the Application Form, candidates will provide personal and career information, references and a letter of approval from the public service employer in order to participate in the program.
Candidates will be required to pass an internal English language competency test.
Deadline to submit is OCTOBER 3, 2021
3. Cohort Selection (Round Tables)
Interviews in a round table format will be held in order to assist the selection committee to select a diverse cohort. The final cohort will be announced shortly after.
OCTOBER 25 – 26, 2021
Residential Prep Seminar in Israel: December 14 – 16, 2021
Residential Program at Harvard Kennedy School: February 13 – March 13, 2022
Residential Closing Seminar in Israel: June 8 – 9, 2022
Upon graduating, the participants join the Foundations’ alumni communities in Israel and the U.S. for further shared learning and significant activities for the public and society in Israel.
The alumni community and senior leaders network include over 500 members, most of them serving in senior key positions in Israel’s public service: Director Generals of government ministries, senior officers in the IDF, judges, hospital directors, municipality and third sector NGO’s director generals, etc.
The alumni community activities include annual institutes, networking and tutorial groups, forum gatherings for peer consultation, summits with U.S. alumni and work teams to promote professional cross-boundary collaborations, adaptive leadership workshops, accelerator workshops and more.
Meet Our Alumni