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National Wildlife Foundation Emerging Leadership Fellowship

Application deadline: April 30, 2014

This year, the Emerging Leader Fellowship program will be a one-year intensive leadership development program for 10select young professionals and 10 college students interested in leadership opportunities, additional skill trainings, and support from a diverse network of peers and mentors. The focus of this year’s fellowship will be on leadership and professional development, providing in-depth development opportunities throughout the program in lieu of a monetary stipend. By focusing on intense leadership and professional development, skills learned can be used in a wide range of settings to advance career and educational objectives.

Learn more.

 

C2C Fellowship Workshops

 

Are you an undergrad or recent grad? Do you aspire to be a leader in sustainability in business and/or politics?

Bard Center for Environmental Politics   trains C2C fellows to become exactly that. They have upcoming weekend training sessions, including one close to home, at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.

Students can apply now. Applications are due two weeks prior to each workshop. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Bard C2C Fellow here. Cost for the weekend trainings, including food (and lodging for those traveling more than an hour), is $30. Registration scholarships are available, and students can often apply to their student governments for travel support as well.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build your skills as a sustainability leader and build your network of others who are passionate about changing the world.

Not at Tufts? Here’s the full list of dates and locations for the training sessions across the country:

MA (Bentley University) | October 25–27, 2013
CA   (Bay Area) | November 8–10, 2013
NY   (Bard College) | February 14-16, 2014
FL    (University of Florida) | March, 2014
IL     (Moraine Valley Community College) | April, 2014

 

 

Sierra Student Coalition Leadership Training (Various Locations)

The Sierra Student Coalition is taking applications for Sprog, its award winning grassroots leadership training
led by and for young organizers. For over 20 years, Sprog has ushered new energy into the environmental movement by creating a safe and fun atmosphere for young people to learn how to run real campaigns that win.
 
The SSC is offering six Sprog trainings this summer:
·         Northwest Sprog (6/23-30 – Girl Scout Camp Evergreen, Longview WA)
·         Mid-Atlantic Sprog (7/10-14 – Baltimore, MD) *note* this Sprog is the only Sprog happening in a city
·         Midwest Sprog (7/14-21 – Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN)
·         Puerto Rico Sprog (7/22-29 – Campamento Maria Emilia, Añasco PR)  *this Sprog is held entirely in Spanish.
·         Southeast/Gulf-Coast Sprog (7/28 – 8/4 – Girl Scout Camp Wahi, Brandon MS)
·         Southwest/California Sprog (8/11-18 – Foster Lodge, Mount Laguna CA)
 
Applicants may apply directly at the above links. Teachers and mentors may also nominate them to attend here.
Applicants interested in a tuition or travel scholarship may apply for one here.
Got more questions? Check out our FAQ’s or email the SSC’s Training and Leadership Development Director: tim.harlan-marks@sierraclub.org.

Permaculture Design + Regenerative Leadership Initiative (San Francisco, CA)

The regenerative leadership and permaculture design course is an incredible opportunity to gain real skills, build community, and get your hands dirty learning how to design sustainable living systems rooted in nature with permaculture design principles. Join an incredible regenerative leadership and permaculture design certification retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area, February 16-24th or April 20-28th, and go beyond sustainability towards a wildly fulfilling life and a truly regenerative culture.

Participants are taught by leading sustainability experts and learn valuable life, career, business, and community skills while earning an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. The skills offered in this course are applicable to aspects far beyond the garden – you will learn to design nature-inspired, resilient, regenerative systems – composting toilets, water-catchment system, natural green buildings, eco-villages and much more.

For more information on the program, click here. Scholarships are available — enter code SCHOLARSHIP when applying online.

Jul 21-22: National Wildlife Federation Environmental Leadership Summit

If you’re between the ages of 16 and 28 and want to change the world so that everyone has the chance to go outside, then we have the experience for you! If you are new to Outdoor Nation and want to learn more about us, then you should register for one of the Outdoor Nation Signature Summits. If you are an Outdoor Nation alum or ready to take your leadership skills to the next level, then you should register for one of the ON-IT Summits.

Economy got you down? Bank account feeling light? No worries, we got it covered! Summits are free thanks to our sponsors. Food and lodging are totally paid for. All you have to do is register and get there!

Still not sure? Want more general information about the Summits? Check out Summit FAQs or scope out the 2011 Summits and 2010 Summit pages to get a feel for what the Summits are all about. Still have questions? Email us.

Program Manager, Sustainability Leadership Program (Portland/Eugene, OR)

The UO Academic Extension (AE) invites applications to fill an Officer of Administration position of Program Manager, Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP). This position is for 12 months, fixed term, .60 FTE, renewable annually based on funding and performance. Salary is commensurate with experience, based on a full time (12 month) salary of$40,000 – $60,000.  Additional compensation may be possible through instructional assignments.  Excellent benefits. See http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Program Overview

The mission of the Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP) is to provide practitioners with a theoretical foundation and practical tools for leading organizations, communities, and individuals to develop sustainable living and working environments. SLP provides participants with opportunities to meet their career and academic goals through fields of study that are cultivated to create a unique learning environment for professional growth and development.  The Sustainability Leadership Program was launched in 2003 and during this time it has served over 1,000 individuals from more than 450 organizations.

The SLP courses, both credit and noncredit, are administered in a cost-recovery fiscal model through Academic Extension (AE).  Curricular approval for optional academic credit-bearing courses is through the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

General Description of the Position

The Program Manager will manage the ongoing intensive workshop series, held on-site at UO White Stag Block in Portland, and launch a pilot online series.

  • Coordination of on-site program activities, approximately .3 FTE:
  • Coordination of online program, approximately .3 FTE:

The Program Manager will be responsible for multiple aspects of the Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP).

  • Organize, plan, and implement program content and delivery.
  • Research and recommend curriculum and relevant technology.
  • Work with content experts and the instructional design/technology support staff to develop and deliver online courses.
  • Propose, implement, and monitor program activities within cost-recovery budget structure.
  • Communicate with students, faculty, and technology services.
  • Select and hire new and continuing presenters.
  • Develop and review curriculum in collaboration with appropriate academic units.
  • Evaluate overall course and program format and delivery modes.
  • Consult with participants on workshop topics and develop individualized study plans.
  • Coordinate marketing campaigns, directing themes, and writing text for program promotional materials, including website.
  • Coordinate student access for both content and technological interaction.
  • Integrate, where appropriate, with AE programs and UO resources.
  • Attend sustainability related conferences and events; participate in committees, workgroups, and community outreach activities.
  • Work with fiscal services to develop arrangements for presenters’ contractual agreements.

To implement these functions, the Program Manager will work with other staff/areas within Academic Extension, including registration and operations; graphics, communications, and marketing; fiscal services; technology and instructional design; facilities; etc.

Please send the following three items as a single PDF attachment, via e-mail:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume or Vita
  3. Contact information for three references
Subject: UO Job Posting # 12174

Feb 10-12: C2C Fellows Southeast Workshop (Athens, GA)

C2C Fellows is a national network for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to sustainability leadership in politics and business. C2C Fellows engages 300 students each year in intensive, weekend leadership trainings.

Southeast Workshop
February 10th – 12th, 2012
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

APPLY NOW
The registration fee for the weekend is $30, and includes food and lodging. Students can often apply for funding to their student governments or activity boards. Scholarships are also available.

Deadline for Southeast Workshop at University of Georgia: February 1st

Upon graduation from the workshops, students join the C2C Fellows Network. The network, based at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, provides C2C Fellows with an ongoing community: updates, web-based events, career counseling, a social network of like-minded leaders, and ongoing “second-stage” educational opportunities. C2C Fellows are also eligible to apply to become C2C Scholars—funded graduate school students in our M.S. in climate science and policy, in Bard’s M.B.A. in Sustainability; or the dual degree program M.S./M.B.A.

C2C stands for Campus to Congress, to Capitol, to City Hall, and also for Campus to Corporation. C2C stands for young people gaining control of their future. C2C Fellows is the power network for young people with the wisdom, ambition, talent, and grace to change the future.

Read about C2C Fellows and leading for a sustainable future in Grist!

$1,000 C2C Follow-On Scholarships
We are pleased to announce that two graduates of our 2011-12 workshops will receive $1,000 scholarships to attend follow-on, multi-day leadership trainings. The first, through Starting Bloc, is focused on how to start a green business. The second, through Wellstone Action, walks you through how to run your own political campaign.

In April 2012, C2C will establish an application process for these two incredible opportunities!