May 21 - 28
REALITY Storytellers is a high-energy leadership development journey through Israel specifically designed to recharge the passion of the world's most daring and influential communications and entertainment professionals.
From screenwriters to speechwriters, publicists to producers, authors to filmmakers and more, the trip is open to creative leaders who are tackling today's most pressing issues and transforming the way we see the world. Together, you will embark on a tour of a nation with its own unique story to tell—one grounded in a vibrant culture, rich history and complex contemporary environment that will challenge you to think differently about your role in making change happen.
This unique experience–-grounded in Jewish values-–is designed to spark imagination and ignite creativity. The program unites Israel’s past, present and future to create one captivating journey that will leave you with more questions than answers--and many great stories to tell.
During the week, you will discover the epic narratives behind Israel’s most sacred and historic sites, and engage with people and artifacts that will bring those stories to life. You will also have the chance to hear from prominent journalists and political figures, gaining insight into some of the challenges in sharing Israel’s stories with the world.
Interactive workshops and leadership development opportunities are included to encourage you to think deeper about your roles as leaders. Our hope is that you leave Israel with a meaningful connection to the country and a desire to use your voice to broaden the conversations around it.
Registration Fee: $850 USD, to be paid upon receiving acceptence.
# of Participants: 40-50, including 4 facilitators
# of Days: 7 days with travel days on April 23 and May 1 (returning to the New York area early in the morning of May 1)
Leadership Activities: Each activity is a highly personal and professional learning experience that can provide valuable insights into your strengths as a leader while also highlighting key areas for further development.
Guiding Questions: These four questions will serve as reflective touchstones throughout
- What does it mean to be a leader in the face of extreme challenge?
- What disparities exist in society? Why?
- What values drive leaders of social change?
- How do our leadership qualities, our values and our perceptions of what’s broken in this world help us to make decisions about the future?
- 3 meals per day
- 6 night accommodations
- Leadership development activities, and excursions
- Coach transport
- Round trip plane ticket (between your home city and Tel Aviv)
- Basic travel health insurance
Itinerary: Check out last year’s itinerary to get a sense of REALITY Wellness, keeping in mind that the itinerary for 2017 is still evolving.
Applications for REALITY Storytellers are now closed.
REALITY Storytellers is a chance to meet Israelis transforming the country’s cultural landscape while gaining meaningful insight into some of the nation’s greatest challenges—and opportunities for leaders like you to take action. It is also the opportunity to forge meaningful relationships with other influencers as you explore Israel’s many historic sites while reflecting, collectively and individually, on your roles as leaders.
Applicants will be selected based on their level of influence, potential to take meaningful action as a result of participation in the program and an ability to contribute positively to the group experience.
To apply, you must be:
- A leader who is shaping public opinion around today’s most critical issues, including communications professionals, screenwriters, speechwriters, publicists, filmmakers, producers, marketers and more;
- Between the ages of 25 and 40 at the time of the trip; and
- Connected to, or interested in, Israel and/or the Jewish community.
If you are interested in REALITY Storytellers 2018, please fill in our interest form and we will contact you when applications open.