ISI engages Fielding faculty, students and alumni in research projects that inform innovation and change for individuals, organizations and communities. ISI teams use the latest research-based tools to engage participants in data driven action and problem solving.
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ISI awards scholarships to Fielding doctoral students for research leading to or constituting the dissertation. In the fall, awards are made for Don Bushnell Scholarship for Organizational and Social Change and the Creative Longevity and Wisdom Scholarship. In fall and spring terms, ISI scholarships are awarded.
These ISI and Bushnell Scholarship winners were present at Fielding's 2013 Winter Session in Santa Barbara, CA.
ISI offers courses and certificates for professional development and continuing education that empower individuals to lead change. These opportunities can be customized for organizations (e.g., coach training for managers; coaching for innovative corporate strategies), and are offered for graduate and CE credit. ISI programs have enrolled hundreds of professionals in these programs since 2002. ISI makes use of Fielding’s expertise in adult education through a blend of online and face-to-face activity.
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The Evidence Based Coaching Certificates are designed for aspiring coaches who seek certification from the International Coach Federation and the Center for Credentialing in Education.
Learn more about our Evidence Based Coaching certificates
World Café courses provide basic and advanced theory and methods to bring forth the creative power of conversation and engage questions that matter.
ISI works with business, government and nonprofit agencies to implement organizational development projects. ISI consultants consist of faculty, students and alumni with broad experience in facilitating change through face-to-face and online interventions.
This program is for Fielding alumni who would benefit from having an academic partner to help them secure funding or other support for their professional projects. ISI Fellows have one-year appointments with renewal contingent upon progress and future plans.
View this example of ISI Fellow work
ISI Fellow Linda Honold discusses life-long learning as a driver of social change at an International Conference on Education.