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Opportunity Collaboration works best for top-level executives and trustees from their respective organizations.  Applications are preferred from individuals with senior leadership positions and records of accomplishment.

 

Who Should Attend?

 

Characteristics of Successful Delegates:

Multi-Dimensional Thinker – ability to problem-solve in a cross-disciplinary way.

Pragmatic Vision – doers, business people, implementers and managers in the service of visionary ideas.

Adaptive Leadership – challenges assumptions and can make mid-course organizational corrections.

Team Player – sharing the work, and the recognition.

Non-Ideological Activism – pragmatic, market-driven, evidenced-based problem-solving.

 

Fellowships

Cordes Fellowships

Cordes Fellows are high-impact, innovative, entrepreneurial for-profit and nonprofit organization executives with a demonstrated commitment to economic justice and poverty alleviation.

Award for non-OECD countries (developing economies): $2,950.00 full scholarship.

Award for OECD countries (developed economies): $2,200.00 scholarship (fellow pays $750.00 registration for 5-day program, accommodations and meals).

Fellows are responsible for their own travel costs, itinerary, and documentation.

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Boehm Media Fellowship

Boehm Fellowships provide journalists, storytellers, authors, bloggers, writers, editors, filmmakers, and other media experts at the helm of social innovation with a major focus on poverty alleviation the opportunity to participate as Delegates.

Award:  $3,200.00 registration scholarship (fellow pays $750.00 registration for 5-day program, accommodations and meals).

Fellows are responsible for their own travel costs, itinerary, and documentation.

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Fee and Travel Information

Fee Schedule. Private Room | Suite-Sharing

1. Prior to December 31, 2017 = $3450.00 | $2500.00   Early-Bird Registration

2. January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018 = $3950.00 | $2,950.00   Standard Registration

3. July 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018 = $4950.00  | $2,950.00   Summer Registration, subject to availability

The Delegate all-inclusive registration fee includes ALL on-site costs, including 5 nights lodging, 3 meals per day, airport pickup/return, internet, leadership colloquium, policy discussions, Delegate-led seminars, all recreational facilities, all networking programs and gratuities. The only other expense is airfare.

Delegate Suite-Sharing.

The $2500.00 ($2950.00 after December 31st) Suite-Sharing Delegate fee includes full Delegate standing. Each suite has two separate bedrooms (one with a king bed, one with two twins) joined by a common bathroom. Delegates can request a specific suite-mate, or Opportunity Collaboration staff will pair together single Delegates electing to enroll at the suite-sharing rate.

Traveling Companions.

The adult Traveling Companion fee is $450.00 for all 5 nights (double occupancy) and includes all meals, airport shuttle and gratuities. Airfare and other personal expenses not included. To bring a Traveling Companion, the primary Delegate must be registered for a private room. Delegates should register their Traveling Companion early, because the Traveling Companion fee will increase when the Collaboration is sold out. Register here or to add your Traveling Companion to your existing 2017 registration, contact Registrar Tracie Hudgins.

Non-Delegate Traveling Companions may attend all networking receptions and events, all recreational programs and all evening activities, but will not be eligible to attend Delegate discussions on the event program agenda. Read more about why Traveling Companions like to attend.

Extended Stays.

Lodging for extended stays before or after the pre-paid 5 nights is $425.00 per night (up to two people per room, including meals).  An additional $100 per night will be charged for each child in the room.  As with all other hotel arrangements, book your extended stay with the Opportunity Collaboration Registrar Tracie Hudgins.

 

Children (17 years or younger)

The all-inclusive registration fee for a Child is $350.00. Family-friendly dining, beach and pool areas are designated for Delegates with children. To bring a child, the primary Delegate must be registered for a private room. Register here or to upgrade your existing 2017 registration to a private room, contact Registrar Tracie Hudgins.

Family accommodations include strollers, cribs, baby bathtubs, bottle warmers and sanitizers, white noise players and changing areas. High chairs, booster seats and baby food are available in the restaurant.

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver at all times during the Opportunity Collaboration. A supervised recreational program for 4-13 year olds is complementary from 9am to 5pm, including OC Just Kids Workshops for 6-12 year olds. OC TEENS: Launch Generation encourages older students to design their own social enterprise projects, conduct Delegate interviews, and produce culminating media. For children under 4, childcare at the onsite nursery costs approximately $10.00 per hour.Qualified local nannies can also be scheduled upon arrival for approximately $17.00 per hour for up to three children, with additional fees for meal times and after hours care.

Sangster Young Fellowships support the attendance of children from nations around the globe at Opportunity Collaboration by providing registration fees for children and their accompanying Delegate parents from developing countries. The purpose of the Sangster Young Fellowship program is to foster lifelong connections between children around the world, so they may someday engage in world-changing work together as true peers, bonded by childhood friendship. Parents of awardees lead OC Just Kids Workshops to engage children in stories and cultural activities from their home countries. To inquire about Sangster Young Fellowships, please email COO Jorian Wilkins.

Cancellation Policies.

After January 1, 2018, a $750.00 cancellation fee is applied for Delegate cancellations.  No cash refunds are allowed after June 30, 2018, except in the case Opportunity Collaboration is cancelled by us due to natural catastrophe.  If a Delegate cancels in July, August or September, 2018, the Delegate’s fee balance remaining (after the $750.00 cancellation fee) can be credited towards the 2019 Collaboration: to use the credit, the Delegate must register for the 2019 Collaboration prior to December 31, 2018; the credit will otherwise expire at the end of 2018.  Delegate cancellations which occur after September 30, 2018 do not receive a credit towards the 2019 Collaboration.  Traveling Companion Fees, Private Room Upgrade Fee and Extended Stay Fees are non-refundable after September 30, 2018.  If Opportunity Collaboration is cancelled by us due to natural catastrophe, Delegates will receive either a cash refund or, at the option of the Delegate, a credit towards the 2019 Collaboration.  To cancel, contact the Opportunity Collaboration Registrar Tracie Hudgins.

Sustainable Funding Model.

Opportunity Collaboration is a mission-driven social enterprise. Opportunity Collaboration exists to further the work of leaders ending poverty, and heavily invests in Fellowships. Because Delegates make the Opportunity Collaboration financially sustainable without subsidies from outside sources, Delegates are the only stakeholders. The network serves one purpose alone: poverty alleviation – no sponsors, no paid promotions, and no gimmicks.