You want to lead change that leaves a lasting impact.
You're full of good ideas on how to use business as a force for good, projects that prioritize people and the planet, but have no idea what to do about them (or if they are worth investing energy into them!).
Not to mention, the education system has failed to prepare you with the foundational knowledge and tools needed to succeed as a confident leader. And when even jobs in the industry are asking for 5 years experience, you're left looking at opportunities that underpay and undervalue what you could bring to the world.
So, what if you could play with your ideas in a safe space with access to everything you need to make sure they would actually work?
What if you had the right community, facilitators, and tools to take your idea from seed to start-up?
And to top it off, what if you could do all of this while enjoying summer in the mountains, surrounded by clean air, clean water, clean food, and vibrant wildlife?
Take an idea from seed to success in our 4-week Academy Intensive this June in Manali.
Cut the noise, breath in fresh air, and experience a month of transformative action. Learn how to develop your project vision and put the pieces together to launch it as a social enterprise as you deepen your leadership and project management skills.
Our 4-week Academy Intensive combines all 12 modules of our virtual Hara Academy program with our Mindfulness Ambassador Program, outdoor experiential learning, and community building.
What to expect during
our 4 weeks together
Our daily, pre-breakfast meet-ups will combine mindfulness activities with the program theme of the day, supporting you in your self-care, social emotional development, and in completing your Mindfulness Ambassador Certificate.
Every week, you'll sit down with your facilitator for a one-on-one session to dive into the challenges and opportunities of your idea so you can confidently continue your momentum both inside and outside the program.
As a community, we will put in the work during our first few days to create a safe space for sharing, vulnerability, learning and accountability. For additional support, you'll be paired with a Program Partner for intentional daily one-on-one accountability meet-ups that help you both reach your program goals.
Hands-on & Experiential Learning
Almost 100% of the program will be facilitated in outdoor spaces so we can truly connect with our passions for social and environmental justice. Weekly community building sessions will also take place in beautiful places such as Sethan, Naggar, and secret spots in our village of Chaalet.
This program is best suited for young professionals and graduates who are:
Between the ages of 21 - 35
Working with an idea for a social impact venture or nonprofit entity, but unsure of how to take the first step
Looking to build community with like-minded people are passionate about social impact, environmental justice, and sustainable development
Curious about how to apply social impact to innovative business ideas
Wanting step-by-step support in building and launching a project
Ready to put the work in to become a intentional, influential and impactful leader
Passionate about living a holistically sustainable lifestyle from the inside out
Currently working/freelancing and are able to work remotely OR are open to taking one month sabbatical to participate in the program
Your Program Curriculum
Our core programming schedule will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with occasional nightly and optional activities scheduled. Weekends are free for you and your peers to explore Manali, complete ongoing work, or rest and read in the sunshine at Hara House. For program FAQs, click here.
For impact to take shape, we must first look at our role and responsibilities as a individual.
By navigating who YOU are and your WHY, you can begin to map out your Theory of Change.
From problem solving, we’ll jump into what it takes from community and organizational stakeholders to ensure sustainability of a solution.
This includes evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses so you can identify the right stakeholders to bring your solution forward.
Continuing our theory-based learning, we’ll navigate how to tackle systemic change and dive into what it takes to make a social, global issue tangible and relevant to all through collective learning.
What makes a great leader? How can you step into your potential? By analyzing and evaluating various leadership styles and influential leaders, learn how to make decisions that lead to greater impact through both top down and bottom up approaches.
Holistic Problem Solving
Problem solving is a practiced skill. When it comes to social impact, there are many layers to navigate to reach a holistic solution. Together, we’ll begin dissecting real world problems by peeling back the social, economic, environmental & political layers.
Conflict Resolution & Negotiations
As a leader, sometimes you need to "fight" for what you want (especially when it comes to funding and contracts). Learn how to overcome challenges with difficult people and situations by using empathy.
Not every situation and partnership is going to be a win-win. Learn how to identify the right partnership deals and collaboration opportunities based on the goals and needs of your organization and your team.
& Social Justice
You can’t take care of the world if you don’t take care of yourself first. Learn how to identify and nurture your social-emotional wellness without sacrificing your purpose and impact.
& Grant Writing
You need money to run your venture. Don't be scared of this truth. Learn how to develop and execute successful fundraising campaigns, how to find funding, apply for funding, and identify when financial changes in your organization need to be made.
Business and Strategic Planning
Dive into the details of registering your social venture and what makes sense for the world you do inside and/or outside India. Plus, you'll begin piecing together your one-year business plan based on activities accomplished throughout the program.
What story are you inviting your stakeholders into? What transformation are you offering that makes your audience want to trust you, work with you and support the work you do? Learn how to write your engaging brand story and how to leverage it for sustainable business growth.
During our last week as a cohort, learn how to connect your goals to the how of your marketing. Complete your business plan and messaging strategy using fool-proof templates and activites.
Meet your lead facilitator
Jazzmine Raine is a social entrepreneur, storyteller, and experiential education facilitator. She is the founder of Hara World and Hara House, India’s first zero-waste hospitality space.
Jazzmine leverages the power of story to support recent grads, aspiring entrepreneurs, marginalized groups, and ethical brands to challenge the status quo and work towards a sustainable, inclusive, and inspiring future.
Jazzmine has been nominated for multiple awards for her Hara World initiatives and was named 1 of 35 social entrepreneurs to watch by Causeartist. She has spoken on her passions and journey across the globe, including at BoldTalks Dubai, Tourism Shala India, and with many education institutions and community platforms across the globe.
Jazzmine is a 2021-22 Western Union Fellow under Watson Institute. In her spare time, you'll find her writing short stories and working on her first YA novel, Generation Uprising.
Ishita, New Delhi
Spring 2022 Participant
"I had such a wonderful time interacting with Jazz and the cohort. She created such a supportive and safe space for social business exploration. I learned values which can be applied to both my professional and personal life. I feel like this was a crash course on how to build a social business from scratch. The workbooks and exercises were excellent and the course material was super meaningful as well."
Tamanna, New Delhi
Spring 2022 Participant
"My experience in this course has been very insightful, inspiring and self-challenging. I am especially grateful for Jazzmine's energy. She has the power to influence everyone around her with so much positivity, inclusivity and motivation. She has been so supportive and resourceful throughout my experience with Hara Academy. The team ensures everyone is looked after- mentally and in any resource ever required. The course has inspired me to look within and nurture myself as the kind of leader I would want to be. It has also given me a chance to speak in a safe space and share my views and ideas with like-minded individuals and change-makers. I am very grateful and honoured to be a part of this amazing community that Hara World is building and would highly recommend people who would like to build their careers dedicated for the good, to join this community and the courses they provide. It will open your life to opportunities in social entrepreneurship under the mentorship of experienced leaders!"
To participant, we strongly encourage you to:
Be open to trying new things and being gently pushed outside your comfort zone
Be flexible to "go with the flow" sometimes
Be willing to DO - this program is about taking action
Love clean air and clean water
Enjoy friendly dogs, cute babies, and lovely people
Hara Academy curriculum facilitation + workbook
Mindfulness Ambassador curriculum facilitation + workbook
Eco-friendly accommodation at Hara House and/or our partner properties (dorm and private rooms available)
Three delicious meals per day (and chai, of course!)
Weekly outdoor excursions in the Manali area
Program closing ceremony
Available on request:
Arranging personal transportation - scooter, bike or cycle rental
Transportation to and from areas around Manali and beyond (weekend trip to Sissu?!)
Transform your vision into REAL social impact.
Apply by May 15
40,000INR dorm bed | 55,000INR private room
Got questions? We got answers!
I am working full-time - will I still be able to get my work done remotely?
Yes! You will have weekends and most evenings free to complete ongoing work. We suggest you only take virtual meetings on Tuesdays and Wednesday so programming is not interrupted.
I'd like to join with my friend o future co-founder. Can we get a discount?
Yes! Apply together and receive a 8K discount on your program spot.
I have dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free, etc). ill you be able to accomodate me?
I will be launching my project outside of India. Is this program still for me?
Yes - all the material covered is still relevant to developing and launching a project in another country.
I am already working on my social venture idea - is this program still for me?
If you have already launched the project you are working on but are struggling to see results, this program is still for you.
However, if you are currently scaling your venture (i.e. you are already making annual revenue of over 5 lakh), this program will be a little too beginner for you.
I'd like to pay my program fee in another currency. Is that possible?
Yes - We advise you to apply first. We will provide you with payment options after acceptance into the program.