ELP's National Fellowship Program offers intensive leadership and skills training, national networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. Through immersive retreats, our curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies. With the assistance of professional coaching and peer learning, each Fellow develops a Personal Leadership Plan.
All Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Work or reside in the United States
Have a minimum of three years work experience
Have demonstrated leadership capacity
Articulate how their work fits connect to social and environmental change
In addition, ELP looks for applicants that demonstrate:
Willingness to actively contribute to the program as well as take advantage of its benefits
Commitment to the values of diversity and justice within the environmental and social change fields
The desire to remain an active member of ELP's Senior Fellows Network
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of leadership potential, the nature of their work or area of expertise; ability to convey a coherent vision for environmental progress, ability to reach diverse constituencies and work across backgrounds. Additionally, applicants will be evaluated on their ability to clearly articulate how participating in this leadership program will further their personal and professional development. Particular attention will be given to the applicant's accomplishments, background, and professional progress as shown in their resume and the clarity, breadth, and thoughtfulness of responses to the narrative question in the application.
Retreat 1: Late September 2014, in Omena, Michigan
Retreat 2: January 2015, date and location TBD
The National Fellowship participation fee is $3,500. This includes:
Room and board for the 2 overnight retreats
10 days of training and community building
4 hours of professional coaching
Access to our network of over 600 Senior Fellows
Membership to ELP's lifelong learning community
The 2014 National Fellowship Program participation fee is $3,500*. A few needs based scholarships will be available and can be applied for in your application. Fellows may choose to pay their tuition in full at the time of being selected or through a payment schedule. Transportation to and from retreats is not included in the tuition and is the responsibility of each Fellow.
Applications for 2014 will be accepted through July 1, 2014
To apply for the 2014 National Fellowship Program, applicants must complete:
And submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the most significant leadership challenge that you are currently facing or that you see on the horizon? (500 word max)