When ELP first launched this GlobalGiving Project at the beginning of the year we were looking forward to the selection of new Fellows for our New England and Eastern Regional Networks. Since that time, we have added a new Chesapeake Regional Network (for those living and/or working in DC, MD and VA) AND launched a brand new National Fellowship Program! Collectively, ELP has welcomed 71 new Fellows into our community this year and laying plans for an even bigger 2014!
Our 2013 Regional Networks are preparing for their 3rd retreats which will focus on several themes including: developing your personal brand, strength based leadership and a leader's role as a network weaver. The Eastern Region will have their 3rd retreat next week while the New England Region will have theirs in November followed by the Chesapeake Region in December. Upon completion of their 3rd retreats all Fellows will join our Senior Fellows Network which will continue to provide individuals with learning opportunities and opportunties for engagement.
As we begin turning our eyes to 2014, and the excitement of welcoming up to 100 new Fellows next year - I hope you join me today for our final GlobalGiving Matching Campaign. Your contribution on October 23rd will recieve a 30% match. Resources raised during this campaign will be used to support scholarships of our 2014 Fellows, ensuring that noone accepted into the program is denied the opportunity to participate due to financial constraints.
Thank you again for all of the tremendous support you have provided in the past, this year, and the years ahead!
Seventeen emerging leaders arrived at the Friendly Crossways Retreat Center in Harvard, MA on May 16th as strangers - by the time they departed 4 days later they had become a tight knit community. Engaged in a full day of community building prior to delving into two days of intense diversity work, the class quickly learned the ELP Program is a learning process that embraces the wisdom in the room. "ELP offers a truly unique opportunity to not only grow as an individual and as part of a community, but to find hope and inspiration in the network or compassionate, intelligent and visionary Fellows who are at the core of the program" Hanna LentzWe are very excited to track the progress of our 8th New England Class which will be working on their Personal Leadership Plans over the next 7 weeks. The class's next retreat will take place August 8 - 11th in conjunction with our 2013 Eastern Regional Network.
As our 2013 regional programs are now underway, ELP is actively recruiting for our new National Fellowship Program. Applications will be accepted through July 1st. More information can be found at http://www.elpnet.org/national-fellowship-program
The Environmental Leadership Program is excited to announce that it is recruiting applicants for 3 Regional Networks in 2013. That's right, in addition to our New England and Eastern Regions, ELP is pleased to be selecting leaders living and/or working in DC, MD and VA for its Chesapeake Region!
Given that ELP will add up to 60 new Regional Fellows to its community this year, we need your help. On March 13th ELP will be participating in a one day Global Giving Matching Campaign. All contributions made on March 13th will receive a 30% match from Global Giving. All gifts made during this Matching Day Campaign will be used for scholarships to support the participation of incredibly talented environmental and social change leaders.
Again mark your calendars for MARCH 13th ELP's ONE DAY SCHOLARSHIP DRIVE through GlobalGivings Matching Day!
Thank you for your continued support of ELP and what will be the single most productive year in our organizations history to date in regard to number of new Fellows and Senior Fellows Programming. There honestly has never been a more exciting time to support the Environmental Leadership Program!
20 New ELP Fellows Create Learning Community
By Jenna Ringelheim - National Program Director
The 20 new Fellows in our New England Regional Network had their orientation retreats in May in Harvard, MA. This retreat focused on creating a community through a half day of community building exercises and discussions followed by two days of intensive diversity training. The retreat concluded with the formation of work groups to help guide the Fellows' development of their Personal Leadership Plans.
In August, the New England Fellows will attend their second ELP retreat and will be joined by 16 Fellows from our Eastern Regional Network. The focus of our second retreat will focus on learning organizations, systems thinking, and an introduction to personal mastery.
“Changing the current course of our interactions with nature begins with humility, but it does not end there – relationships, understanding and the evolution of our skills play a crucial role too. ELP supplies all of these.”
Justin Freiberg2012 Fellow
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