Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New York University Accepting Applications for Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service

By Akira Barclay, Contributor
BlackGivesBack.com

The Research Center for Leadership in Action at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is now accepting applications for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service.

The fellowship offers a chance for a diverse group of recent college graduates to:

  • Deepen their understanding of the public service landscape through discussions with senior leaders in the field;
  • Gain a clear assessment of their leadership strengths and style and develop their leadership knowledge and skills;
  • Receive ongoing mentorship;
  • Think strategically about and plan for their careers based on personal assessments and their unique goals; and
  • Build a support network of other talented, dynamic leaders in public service.
The program begins in November 2011 and runs through May 2012. Fellowship sessions twice each month offer structured leadership and professional development opportunities to help Fellows define their path in public service.

Program elements include:
  • Speaker series.  Fellows hear from senior executives across the spectrum of public service organizations.  Speakers offer insights into their own career trajectories, guidance on practical strategies for succeeding in public service, and analysis of timely issues and trends.
  • Personal exploration.  Fellows engage in workshops that help them explore their strengths, interests and goals, and develop a personalized career plan.
  • Fellows Network.  One of the most valuable resources and support for fellows as they move through their public service careers is the other extraordinary fellows.  From the very beginning of the fellowship, participants have the opportunity to get to know each other through various activities and events.  Upon completion of the program, fellows become part of an active professional alumni network.
To be eligible for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service, applicants must be working full-time in public service in New York City. (Internships and part-time work don’t meet this requirement.) Applicants may not currently be engaged in another significant fellowship program, and they must commit to attending all fellowship sessions, including a day-long Orientation on November 5, 2011. There is no cost to apply for or participate in the program.

The deadline to apply is noon EST on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. More information and applications are available at: http://wagner.nyu.edu/felps.  For questions, please email wagner.felps@nyu.edu.