IDEX Academy


2-7 April 2017, Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, California

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED for the April 2017 Academy.

To reserve your spot at the next Academy, which is taking place March 25-30, 2018, contact Rajiv Khanna, [email protected].

What is the IDEX Academy?

A week-long training course for anyone focused on social change.
A community of change-makers who dare to do things differently.


Why would you want to attend the IDEX Academy?

Today’s global challenges require your strongest relationships and our most ingenious thinking and effective collective action. The IDEX Academy equips you with a renewed approach to global partnerships – one that is authentic, mutual, and collaborative.

  • Learn tools, models, and good practices from faculty who are global thought leaders and frontline community organizers – movement builders, ecologists, artists, and funders – people like Glanis Changachirere, human rights, democracy, and feminist activist from Zimbabwe.
  • Maximize your impact in your day-to-day work by learning from proven partnership strategies and practices that are more intentional, inclusive, and ethical.
  • Embody creative, connected, and culturally-competent ways to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice.

The IDEX Academy is now also an accredited course with the University of Vermont! The 3-credit graduate-level course is titled: Power, Privilege, and Partnership: Practicing Philanthropy and Supporting Grassroots Social Change. Contact Emil Tsao at [email protected] if you are interested in registering for the accredited course.

“Listening without agenda, interruption, or re-direction is actually a sophisticated skill set. What if we routinely practiced deep listening with partners – and were willing to shift our agendas based on what we hear?”

~Pia Infante, Academy faculty

Learn more:

About the Academy: Vision and Context

What to expect at the IDEX Academy

Information for applying to the April 2017 Academy

What participants say about the IDEX Academies: Evaluation & Testimonials

Watch a video featuring highlights from our inaugural IDEX Academy!


Questions? Contact Rajiv Khanna, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, at: [email protected].