CONNECTION STARTS HERE
At Pahara, we want to realize our potential impact as a network and generate what we’re calling “Network Effect”. On that note, we are thrilled to offer cohorts the opportunity to reune at Lone Rock Retreat once they have completed their Pahara Fellowship.
Starting this fall, cohorts will have the opportunity to reserve an annual reunion weekend for three years (2023-2025). Fellows shared feedback that a multi-year booking would better support cohorts in coordinating time away from family, work, and life. We chose a three-year period to address this feedback and balance the induction of new cohorts.
Reunion bookings for 2023-2025 will start in September 2022. Priority booking windows will be given to cohorts according to the 2022 Network Survey participation rates. Booking windows are listed below. Please review all the information on this website and follow the steps listed in the Booking Your Reunion section. Feel free to send any questions to email@example.com.
& QUALIFICATIONS FOR 2023 REUNIONS.
We are thrilled to offer all cohorts complimentary room and board for reunions at the Lone Rock Retreat. Every cohort member will be responsible for their travel expenses to and from the Lone Rock Retreat, including flights and ground transportation to and from Lone Rock. To qualify for these subsidy funds, the cohort must meet the following guidelines:
Cohorts must host their reunion at the Lone Rock Retreat.
Cohorts must have 50% or more of their cohort present to be awarded funding.
Cohorts must adhere to Lone Rock's vaccination policy and Pahara's COVID 19 practice and protocols and submit all requirements for Pahara. Pahara will continue to monitor CDC and local guidance and will finalize policies several weeks prior to your reunion.
All participants submit survey feedback to Pahara about their reunion experience.
Cohorts must be in good standing with no outstanding cancellation fees from previous years.
Priority scheduling will be based on 2022 Network Survey completion rates. The three booking windows include:
Cohorts with 100% completion rate on the survey
Booking window starts September 12, 2022
Cohorts with 75-99% completion rate on the survey
Booking window starts September 21, 2022
Cohorts under 75% completion rate on the survey
Booking window starts October 5, 2022
Which group is my cohort in?
All bookings will close on October 31, 2022. Pahara will then release holds on weekends if no cohort has expressed interest in that weekend.
The coordination and execution of reunions is Fellow-led and should be a communal effort with tasks shared across the cohort. A good practice is to rotate ownership each year to two or three members of the cohort to serve as the lead reunion coordinators. Follow these steps to book your 2023-2025 Reunion Weekend:
Identify a reunion planning committee, aka reunion lead(s). We recommend having at least two people.
Reunion lead(s) work with their cohort to identify a date that maximizes attendance at a reunion. You can use this date tracker to organize with your cohort.
Reunion lead(s) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
Desired reunion date (and possible alternatives)
List of reunion attendees
Reunion lead(s) inform their cohort that their 2023 date is confirmed. Yay! 🎉
If cohorts don’t have 50% of their cohort registered within 90 days prior to their weekend, Pahara will release the date back to Lone Rock.
If a cohort cancels their reunion after 90 days, the cohort will be responsible for paying $450 per room on their reservation and for providing payment for the cancellation fees. In order to be eligible to book reunions in future years, all cancellation fees must be paid.
These dates are currently being held for reunion gatherings.
4/26 - 4/28
6/14 - 6/16
6/28 - 6/30
7/19 - 7/21
7/26 - 7/28
8/2 - 8/4
8/9 - 8/11
8/16 - 8/18
8/23 - 8/25
9/6 - 9/8
9/20 - 9/22
9/27 - 9/29
10/4 - 10/6
10/11 - 10/13
10/18 - 10/20
10/25 - 10/27
11/1 - 11/3
11/8 - 11/10
6/6 - 6/8
6/13 - 6/15
6/27 - 6/29
7/11 - 7/13
7/25 - 7/27
8/1 - 8/3
8/8 - 8/10
8/15 - 8/17
8/22 - 8/24
9/5 - 9/7
9/19 - 9/21
9/26 - 9/28
10/3 - 10/5
10/10 - 10/12
10/17 - 10/19
10/24 - 10/26
11/7 - 11/9
11/14 - 11/16
APPLICATIONLeaders who meet our program criteria are welcome to apply to the Fellowship, with or without a nomination. The application is an essential and required part of the process, and allows candidates to share information about their work and leadership, alignment with our selection criteria, and how they most hope to benefit from participation in this powerful development experience. For applicants advancing beyond this stage, this information serves as rich background information on which to base deep, reflective dialogue during interviews taking place during candidate consideration.
NOMINATIONNominations are accepted on a rolling basis and, while they are not required for entry into the Fellowship, they are critical to our ability to identify exceptional leaders from across the education ecosystem, including but not limited to experience in nonprofit schools, out of/after school learning, human capital, technology, juvenile justice, political and policy strategy, future of work/workforce development, community wellness and mental health, college access and success, faith-based organizations, community based organizations and philanthropy. Ideally, you know enough about the leader’s work to share your thoughts on why they would be an excellent choice for the Fellowship. We are sensitive to the ways sponsorship practices can disadvantage women and Black, Indigenous, and leaders of color who are less likely to have sponsors. When thinking of incredible changemakers to bring to our attention, we encourage nominators to consider leaders from within and outside of their close circles.
CANDIDATE CONSIDERATIONDuring this stage, we seek to understand candidates’ motivations and challenges, learn more about their background and leadership journey, and determine candidates’ willingness and ability to negotiate the multiple domains of difference that contribute to the tapestry of Pahara cohorts. We conduct a 90-minute Zoom interview with candidates. This interview is followed by referencing carried out by our team. Given the degree of openness and vulnerability expected in this phase of our process, information shared with us by candidates or in reference interviews is held with the highest degree of confidentiality.
COHORT CURATIONWe aim for cohorts that are inclusive of the breadth of our humanity across multiple domains of difference, including socioeconomic background, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, religious affiliation, and political ideology. Cohorts are also distinctive in their inclusion of leaders from various organization models, multiple sectors in education, different geographic regions, and various leadership roles. This careful cohort curation is critical, as the cohort is the container within which the personal and professional transformation Pahara is most known for occurs. Cohort dialogue is confidential and both professional and personal in nature. We seek to foster an environment that celebrates the diversity and lived experiences of all of our Fellows.
SELECTIONWe typically receive many more nominations and applications than we have available seats in each cohort. We strongly believe that creating the ideal blend of perspectives in each group is a vital component of the program’s value and impact on participants. Candidates who are not selected may choose to opt-in to be considered for a future cohort.