Environmental Leadership Program Overview
Transform your work
At Kinship, we believe in investing in individuals with the potential to advance the future of conservation. We do this by selecting the best and the brightest and awarding them a $6,000 stipend and a month of valuable, cutting-edge training. In return, we ask Fellows to invest a month of their time with us.
Explore new skills and tools at Kinship.
Our month-long curriculum is delivered by a faculty of global experts who work closely with each carefully selected cohort of Fellows to explore fresh ways to apply market-based approaches to environmental concerns. With our case study methodology, you'll find new solutions to your real life conservation challenges. Over the course of your month with us, you'll attend dynamic sessions, participate in collaborative and independent projects, and enjoy a rich, multi-faceted experience.
Our Fellows' track record of success makes it clear that our investment benefits not only Fellows, but also their organizations, and the greater conservation community. Fellows bring home new ideas, tools, and fresh inspiration.
If you've been working in a conservation field for five years, and you're eager to strengthen your ability to lead - you're a great candidate for Kinship.
The 2013 program will take place from June 29 - July 26, 2013 in Bellingham, Washington.
Fellows can expect to come away from their Kinship experience with the following outcomes:
- Fellows will work with faculty to apply and evaluate tools and strategies to strengthen their ability to engage in environmental markets.
- Fellows will enhance their leadership and management skills through expert and peer-directed sessions.
- Fellows will expand their network of conservation alliances and forge important and enduring relationships through the Kinship Conservation Fellows community.
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"The Kinship Fellows program is unique in that it allows for both a very rich professional and personal development experience. I find myself re-visiting the applied learnings around conservation economics and the various market principles gleaned during the fellowship, while simultaneously also relying heavily on the sessions devoted to developing the softer skills around leadership, strategy decision making and effective communication."
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, United States