Author (The Buddha Walks into a Bar) and Lion’s Roar contributor Lodro Rinzler is set to launch his latest venture: the Institute for Compassionate Leadership.
Designed for those in their early 20’s, the ICL will integrate executive coaching, mentorship, “authenticity training,” and job-placement networking under one umbrella, with the aim that those completing the training will be part of a new generation “empowered with tools to create lasting positive change in the world.”
Rinzler drew the inspiration to found the ICL from his best college friend Alex Orent, described as a compassionate advocate for social change who channeled that energy into Barack Obama’s senatorial and presidential campaigns before his life came to an untimely end in 2012.
Applications for the ICL’s first round of trainees are being sought and, according to recent communication from ICL staff, “The institute is committed to supporting every qualified applicant who is interested in the training and placement process regardless of their ability to pay. With that in mind, the institute aims to employ online crowd-funding methods for scholarship expenses for its initial five to ten students.”