Fail Lab 2022: Self-Nomination

Have you experienced a personal leadership failure you’d like to share with your fellow development and humanitarian sector colleagues?

Please nominate yourself to be a “2022 Leadership FailLab” speaker for the 2022 Women in Global Development Leadership Forum.

All people are invited to apply.

Selected speakers will be offered speaker coaching and a complimentary pass to the virtual 2022 Women in Global Development Leadership Forum.

Direction for Your Submission

We invite you to upload a 1-3 minute (please, no longer!) “mini version” of your FailLab video, talking about your failure as you would if you were delivering it to the audience.

What to include in your video:

  • At the start of your video, please include your full name, name of your employer, country where you live and the title of your talk.
  • Share your “hero’s story”: The hero's journey is a common narrative archetype, or story template, that involves a hero who goes on an adventure, learns a lesson, wins a victory with that newfound knowledge, and then returns home transformed.
  • Include any other information you’d like us to know about you.
  • Upload your video to a sharing site (e.g. YouTube) and share the link with us.
I'm Ready to Submit My Video!


Enjoy these examples from our 2021 FailLab speakers who speak about their personal failures.

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