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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