Friday, September 3, 2010

New Leaders Council Institute - now accepting apps for Class of 2011

The New Leaders Council (NLC) Institute is a political entrepreneurship training program for young professional progressive leaders. The institute combines training, mentorship, community building and professional advancement to catapult the careers and social impact of NLC Fellows.

Apply to be a member of their next class.

The application period runs from September 1 to November 10. Apps are reviewed & interviews are conducted in Nov & Dec. Successful applicants will be notified by Dec 21.

What They Look For:
* An ideal NLC Fellow is a top talent young professional leader (22–35).

* Fellows are in the early stages of their careers. The NLC Institute has often been used as—in addition to a training and professional development opportunity—a vehicle to facilitate career transitions and changes.

* Most NLC Fellows have finished their education prior to enrolling in the NLC Institute.

* NLC Fellows come from all sectors: social, private, government/politics and journalism.

Comments from Sarah K. Emond, MPP, NLC Boston Fellow 2009:

“When I first heard about the New Leaders Council Institute, I was immediately intrigued. I was in the second year of a two-year Master’s degree program in health policy and was feeling the desire to acquire a more comprehensive skill set for pursuing progressive ideals through professional, political and academic avenues. I had been involved in local politics before, and had an interest in government and policy that I was able to indulge through my work on the business side of healthcare. However, the NLC offered me an opportunity to really refine the skills needed to participate in the progressive movement more concretely. While the practical aspects of the NLC – presentation skills, campaign training, fundraising basics – were invaluable, by far the best part of the experience was the connection made among all the fellows. The 2009 fellows had rich and diverse backgrounds which made every discussion, every interaction a learning experience. And, our connection has extended beyond the five months of the institute; we regularly gather to catch up, brainstorm and network. Already, the accomplishments of my classmates have impressed me and I feel lucky to count myself as an NLC alum.”

More good info for those who are thinking of applying for the NLC Institute:

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