Environmental Leadership Program Accepting Applications for Chesapeake Regional Network

Received by email.  This looks like an excellent opportunity for emerging environmental leaders!


[CEEJH] Environmental Leadership Program Accepting Applications for Chesapeake Regional Network through May 30th


Errol Mazursky 

Good Morning Everyone,
My name is Errol Mazursky and I am the Executive Director of the Environmental Leadership Program. It has been wonderful reading about the incredible work you all do as a member of the CEEJH list and I thought many of you might be interested in participating in ELP’s 2014 Chesapeake Regional Network for environmental and social change leaders. Though you may not be currently familiar with ELP you already know several ELP Senior Fellows (graduates of the program) including Dr. Sacoby WilsonDr. Chris Heaney and one of our former Board Trustees Iantha Gantt-Wright

Application DeadlinesChesapeake Regional Network (DC, MD, and VA): May 30, 2014

I hope you will consider submitting an application for the Fellowship. Feel free to email me at errol@elpnet.org or call202-422-9193 if you have additional questions.

The mission of the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is to support visionary, action-oriented, and diverse leadership for a just and sustainable future. ELP aims to catalyze change by providing emerging leaders with the support and guidance they need to launch new endeavors, achieve new successes, and rise to new leadership positions. Since 2000, we have created a dynamic network among 600 of the country’s top emerging environmental and social change leaders.

Our Fellowship Programs offers intensive leadership and skill training, regional and national networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. Our curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies.

  • Participants attend 3 overnight retreats that focus on intensive leadership and skill training, as well as the reflection time needed to sustain yourself as an effective leader.

  • In addition to the 12 days of training and networking building, all Fellows receive peer mentoring and coaching as they develop their Personal Leadership Plan, a process created by ELP to help Fellows align their strengths with their personal and professional goals.

  • Upon completing the program, you will graduate and become an ELP Senior Fellow, gaining access to ELP’s 600 environmental and social change leaders from around the country.  This diverse community offers additional network building and professional development opportunities through Senior Fellow retreats, as well as active list-serves, and access to ELP’s Senior Fellows+ programming.

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

Evaluation Criteria

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, and their ability to reach diverse constituencies. 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.