Who's ready for ALC 5?! Are you ready to connect with alumni, make new friends, and work on some cool projects? Keep reading to get your questions answered and fill out the interest form!
Save the dates!
- Welcome Call: October 5 (Intros to the cohort)
- Retreat 1: October 16 & 17 (Start projects)
- Retreat 2: December 11 & 12 (Finish projects! Celebrate what we've accomplished)
- Where do I apply?
- Wait, so what exactly is ALC?
A virtual space over three months to explore our leadership skills, develop network goals, connect with peers, and deepen the roots of our cross-cohort network and programming.
Check out our full revamped ALC description here!
- This is called Alumni Leadership Cohort, but I don’t particularly see myself as a leader…
Hold up. You are already a leader. Because leadership does and should show up in different ways.
- Who is eligible?
To be eligible, you must:
- Be an alumnus of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program.
To be considered alumni you must have completed both summers of DDCSP.
Have availability for full five days of the retreat dates
We’re capping this virtual cohort at 15 people, but if there’s more interest we can make more than one group.
Commitment to the values of diversity and justice within the environmental and social change fields
In addition, ELP looks for applicants that demonstrate:
Curiosity about developing the DDCSP Alumni Network
- What are the selection criteria?
All we ask is that you are curious about your DDCSP peers and furthering your personal and professional development. We also strive to select a cohort of alumni who represent the diversity of the alumni network. The interest form is NOT an application. We simply want to gauge...interest! We just want to see where everyone is coming from so we can best cater to the uniqueness of each cohort!
- When are interest forms due?
We hope to have all applications in by September 17th. If you need more time, please reach out to Sydney@elpnet.org
- When will I hear back about my interest form?
The cohort will be notified by September 22nd!
- So… then what if I’m not accepted?
This would be purely a space issue! We want to engage as many of you as possible. These interest forms will be saved and reviewed when future opportunities come up. We are always looking for ways to engage as many scholars as possible, and we’re so excited you are interested in investing in this network. ALC is not the end all be all, and if you have a specific idea for a DDCSP event or collaboration, please reach out to Sydney Fuller.
Still have questions? Email Sydney Fuller to share any additional thoughts, questions or concerns.