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Enviro-Mich message from "Harris, Craig" <Craig.Harris@ssc.msu.edu>

there is nothing in this message that is specific to michigan but i assume
that it is of interest to environmental professionals in michigan

craig k harris
department of sociology
michigan state university
429b berkey hall
east lansing  michigan  48824-1111
tel:  517-355-5048
fax:  517-432-2856

> >
> >
> >
> >Application deadline:       November 1, 1999
> >Application available at:  http://www.ELPnet.org
> >
> >The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is pleased to announce the
> >inaugural year of its annual ELP Fellowship.  ELP is a non-profit
> >initiative to promote leadership development and training opportunities
> for
> >professionals who are relatively new to the environmental field.  The ELP
> >Fellowship provides intensive leadership and skills training with
> >opportunities for mentoring, project seed money, and technical support.
> >Ultimately, the goal of ELP is to nurture a new generation of
> environmental
> >leadership that is characterized by diversity, innovative thinking,
> >coalition building, and effective communications.
> >
> >Fellowship Details.
> >The ELP Fellowship is a highly experiential and innovative national
> program
> >that aims to build the leadership capacity of the environmental
> movement's
> >most promising emerging professionals.  Each year, a new class of twenty
> to
> >thirty fellows will be chosen to receive intensive training,
> institutional
> >support, and mentoring for a three-year period.  Fellows will receive
> >national recognition through the program and gain access to funding to
> >pursue further skill training and develop new projects.  ELP will provide
> >participants with the tools, support, and experience to lead public
> debates
> >about environmental issues and energize their home institutions and
> >communities.
> >
> >Required Commitments.
> >Applicants for the ELP Fellowship must commit to participating in four
> >retreats over three years-two retreats in the first year and one retreat
> in
> >each subsequent year.  ELP will provide each fellow with a modest
> >participation stipend and pay all travel costs for the retreats.  While
> the
> >fellowship requires regular participation throughout the year, fellows
> are
> >expected to continue in their full-time jobs or studies.  Upon selection,
> >fellows must provide ELP with written acknowledgment from their employers
> >allowing them to participate in ELP retreats and other fellowship
> >activities that require time away from work.
> >
> >Becoming a Fellow
> >
> >Who Should Apply?
> >
> >ELP targets newly established environmental practitioners eager to
> connect
> >their specialized work to broader environmental and social concerns.  In
> >choosing each class of fellows, ELP will bring together individuals from
> a
> >broad spectrum of disciplines, professions, educational experiences, and
> >cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  The program's goal is to balance
> >participation from academia, non-profit advocacy groups, all levels of
> >government, and the private sector.  While applicants need not be young
> in
> >age, the program is designed for people who are relatively new to the
> >environmental field with approximately three to ten years of professional
> >or post-undergraduate experience.  ELP programs do not target
> >well-established, veteran, or mid-career professionals.
> >
> >Demonstrated talent for intellectual or public leadership is a
> prerequisite
> >for selection.  Applicants who also exhibit the ability or strong
> potential
> >to work across disciplines, communicate effectively, and build support
> for
> >innovation are most likely to be selected.  Successful applicants will
> >describe how the ELP Fellowship will help them develop their work, and
> how
> >their future efforts will contribute to the future of the environmental
> >movement.
> >
> >All applicants must provide a general overview of initiatives they might
> >undertake with support from the ELP Activity Fund.  Applicants should
> >review the criteria and detailed information about this component of the
> >ELP Fellowship which is available on our web site:
> http://www.ELPnet.org.
> >
> >How will applicants be evaluated?
> >
> >Applicants will be evaluated on:
> >
> > their accomplishments, background, and professional progress shown in
> >their resume or c.v.;
> >
> > the recommendations of people who have worked closely with the
> applicant;
> >and
> >
> > the clarity, breadth, and thoughtfulness of responses to the narrative
> >questions in the fellowship application.
> >
> >Depending on their background, applicants will be evaluated on the basis
> of
> >their initiatives, campaigns, projects, or scholarship, and their
> potential
> >to stimulate and deepen public debates about key environmental issues.
> >
> >Selection Process
> >
> >Completed applications can be sent to ELP until Monday, November 1, 1999.
> >Applicants will be notified via postcard or email that their application
> is
> >complete and being processed.  Each application will be reviewed by the
> >Fellowship Selection Committee and final decisions will be made at a
> >committee meeting in early December.  The committee is composed of
> >professionals from a diverse array of disciplines, backgrounds, and
> >institutions.  Decisions will be announced and all applicants will be
> sent
> >notification letters by December 15, 1999.
> >
> >For more detailed information and to review the ELP Fellowship
> Application,
> >please log on to our web site: http://www.ELPnet.org.  If you do not have
> >access to the Internet, write us to receive an application kit.
> >
> >Environmental Leadership Program
> >A project of The Tides Center
> >P.O. Box 209198
> >New Haven, CT 06520
> >ELPnet@aol.com
> >http://www.ELPnet.org
> >

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