Our 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
The National Fellowship consists of two multi-day retreats and access to 4 hours of professional coaching.
Program topics include:
- Building Community and Leading across Difference
- Creating Learning Organizations
- Developing Partnerships and Collaborations
- Utilizing Strength-Based Leadership
Retreat 1: September 24 - 28, 2014, in Omena, Michigan
Retreat 2: January 2015, date and location TBD
All Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Work or reside in the United States;
- Have a minimum of three years work experience or post-undergraduate academic studies related to environmental or social change issues, broadly defined;
- Have demonstrated leadership capacity;
- Articulate how their work fits into social and environmental issues.
In addition, ELP looks for applicants that demonstrate:
- Passion and capacity to exercise leadership and respond to social and environmental challenges;
- 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 ability and desire to remain an active member of the ELP Senior Fellows Network after the conclusion of the year-long Fellowship.
- Eagerness to connect with and learn from others.
The National Fellowship participation fee is $3,500.
- Room and board for the 2 overnight retreats (total 10 days)
- Participation in 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
A few needs based scholarships will be available. Please contact Jenna Ringelheim for additional information. Transportation to and from retreats is not included in the tuition and is the responsibility of each Fellow. Fellows may choose to pay their tuition in full at the time of being selected or through a flexible payment schedule.
To apply for the 2014 National Fellowship Program, applicants must submit the following to email@example.com:
- Essay: What is the most significant leadership challenge that you are currently facing or that you see on the horizon? (500 word max.)