BOLD believes in the strength of the cohort model. BOLD Scholars at each institution work together in cohorts of five or 10, meeting for weekly workshops led by a faculty mentor. Scholars engage in a national BOLD curriculum focused on individual leadership strengths, cultural competence, group dynamics and concrete skills related to intergroup dialogue facilitation and social action planning.
A signature outcome of the BOLD program is a Campus Transformation Project that each BOLD cohort will collectively envision, plan and execute. These funded projects will address a campus issue that students identify, and by engaging diverse members of the campus community, including students, faculty, and staff from multiple disciplines and departments, create meaningful dialogue and sustainable, tangible change in the campus community.
The first 40 Scholars in the BOLD program will participate in three-week international and domestic service-learning experiences in summer 2017 to reinforce in a global context, the issues of social equity and community citizenship explored through the BOLD program.
HELEN GURLEY BROWN BOLD FELLOWSHIP
To fortify the pathway from college to career, BOLD Scholars have the opportunity to apply for a Helen Gurley Brown Fellowship upon graduation, which provides funding for employment with an organization that embodies the values of BOLD.
BOLD Scholars benefit from the cultivation of an intergenerational women's support network of BOLD students, staff, faculty, college administrators and presidents, as well as professional women from diverse backgrounds and sectors. This community will gather for a bi-annual summit focused on women's leadership and equity and will serve to provide continued support to BOLD Scholars in college and beyond.
As they begin the BOLD program, Scholars will also gather for a retreat to build community across cohorts and be immersed in the mission and vision of the BOLD Network.