Curriculum

The 4-month Kore Venture journey is delivered over 3 residentials in the USA, UK, and Austria. In between each residential you will complete set readings and assignments and engage in personal coaching.

Residential 1

California, USA

Key focus: Who am I now and who do I want to become?

Survival, Resilience, and Leadership: Bear Grylls Survival Academy

A wilderness and survival experience led by the Bear Grylls Survival Academy. Learn extreme survival and leadership skills used by Bear Grylls and the most inspirational adventurers of the last 200 years.

Design Thinking: Designing Your Life, Dave Evans

Delivered by Dave Evans, Stanford Faculty member and co-author of the best-selling book Designing Your Life. Learn how to build a well-lived, joyful life. Embrace the “mind-sets” of life-design.

We’ve helped thousands of young people build a well-lived joyful life.  But only recently have I come to appreciate the unique challenges facing those who create or inherit substantial wealth. I’m delighted to be part of Kore Venture and to help young people from families with abundance the world over find purpose and meaning and to become wise stewards of resources, opportunity, and influence.

-Dave Evans, Standford University

Intercultural Intelligence: KnowledgeWorkx, Marco Blankenburgh

Drawing on over 20 years of experience working with leaders and families across more than 70 countries, we guide you through a process to develop your intercultural intelligence.

We apply assessment tools to give you a powerful map and language to explore your unique cultural wiring. You’ll learn techniques to adjust the way you interact with others and enlarge your toolbox to effectively engage across cultures.

This is an essential skill-set to use in the family context, at work and amongst your friends to help you thrive in a complex and global world.

Understanding Myself and My Family: Relational Wealth Advisors

Learn about family systems and dynamics and develop self-awareness and communication skills to help you navigate challenges and become a more enriching influence in your family.

Navigating the Complexities of Wealth: Keith Whitaker

Recognize and discuss how to navigate the complexities of wealth and influence.

Wealth and Worth

Case studies and conversations with prominent families and business builders. Explore the nature of true wealth and discuss the personal challenges and opportunities of possessing wealth.

The Way of Character: The Oxford Character Project, Dr. Ed Brooks

An introduction to the virtues of success. Set a goal to grow in at least one virtue over the course of Kore Venture.

Personal Reflection and Personalized Coaching

One on one sessions with your personal coach.

Your learning environment:
California, USA


Home-Based Learning

Assignments and required reading and reflection from Residential 1 and the Venture curiculum. Regular sessions with your personal coach.


Residential 2

Oxford, UK

Key focus: Explore possibilities. What could be my purpose and place in the world?

Wisdom, Virtue, and the Character of Success: Oxford Character Project, Dr. Ed Brooks

Grow in wisdom and the character required for leadership that furthers the good of society. Join scholars from Oxford University on a journey to meet and learn from historic and modern-day leaders in business, social and political spheres. Explore the origins of wisdom, how it is acquired and passed, and why attainment of wisdom is necessary for success in life and leadership.

Stretching back to the ancient world, the questions of how to live a meaningful and satisfying life and how to live well with others in society have occupied the leading thinkers of each generation. The acquisition of wisdom has been at the heart of a quest that is not simply about gaining knowledge but about becoming a better person, growing in personal character along a path where a sense of purpose intersects with one’s contribution to the good of society. The Oxford Character Project draws on the latest research to help leading students integrate their academic learning within a wider pursuit of wisdom, meaning and purpose. We are delighted to partner with Kore Venture in helping an up-and-coming generation develop as the wise thinkers and good leaders our world desperately needs.

-Dr. Edward Brooks, Executive Director of the Oxford Character Project

Purpose and Profit

Learn from leading faculty from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

The Joy of Generosity and Service: Generous Steps

Learn how to embrace the virtue of generosity which has been proven to increase individual joy and meaning for people in every demographic and culture.

Social Impact Opportunities

Learn from leading wealth creators, philanthropists and social entrepreneurs how you can have an outsized impact in the world.

Influence and Movement Building: Inspiration from leading social change innovators

Learn how effective leaders, mobilize communities, influence society and change history.

Family Narrative: Family rituals and artifacts

Discover the power of your story, your family’s story, and the importance of and techniques for passing on values from generation to generation.

Policy, Politics and Impact: Legatum Institute

Understand the economic and social drivers of wealth creation and how to promote these to help families, communities and nations prosper.

Wealth and Purpose

Field visit to Buscot House. Conversations with prominent families and business builders about the purpose of wealth.

Family Matters – Part 1: Relational Wealth Advisors

Understand your family of origin and the differences between generations. Discuss how to navigate the tension between your personal aspirations and the expectations of others including the expectations of your family.

Your learning environment
Oxford, England


Home-Based Learning

Assignments and required reading and reflection from Residential 2 and the Venture curiculum. Regular sessions with your personal coach.


Residential 3

Salzburg, Austria

Key focus: What do I do with what I have received? Starting my journey towards impact.

My Board of Directors: Your peers

Present a challenge or problem you are working through to your peers for their ideas and wisdom.

Family Matters – Part 2: Relational Wealth Advisors

Explore what role you will play in your family and how you can apply what you have learned through Kore Venture for the benefit of your family.

Generosity Journey

Learn how generosity is not only deeply rewarding but also helps guard against the dangers of wealth.

Prepare Your Life Plan

Articulate your individual purpose, family values and planned role in your family.

For Parents Only

Parents join for the final two nights of Kore Venture and participate in a parents only session to learn how best to help their children embrace the changes they have committed to through Venture.

Graduation Celebration: Attended by parents

A celebration shared with participants and parents.

Your learning environment
Salzburg, Austria

Optional modules

Business exposure experience

Spend a week in a world class organization observing how leadership creates culture and how culture drives performance. Write up your observations and present them to the leadership of the organization.

While this is an optional component of the program, we believe it is absolutely worthwhile. We will connect you to several world class organizations willing to host Kore Venture participants.

(optional, not included in tuition fee)

Social impact immersion experience

Experience first-hand how thoughtful and strategic philanthropic support for community-based organizations helps lift underprivileged and vulnerable communities out of poverty. You’ll visit vulnerable communities and meet people who have renewed their hope and sense of dignity with support made possible by philanthropy. Write-up and present your observations to your family and course peers.

While this is an optional component of the program we strongly encourage everyone to participate especially if you have not visited projects to help vulnerable communities in the past. Kore Venture has made arrangements for our participants to join any one of a handful of field trips).

(optional, not included in tuition fee)

How much does this cost?

Tuition fee