2022 Great Lakes Regional Fellowship


Great Lakes Regional Fellowship

About the ELP Fellowship: 

ELP Fellowships offer intensive leadership and skills training, national networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. Through immersive retreats, our curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies. With the assistance of professional coaching and peer learning, each Fellow develops a Personal Leadership Plan.

The 2022 Great Lakes Regional program will be offered in a virtual/hybrid format with the first and third retreats to be held in person at the beautiful *Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center in Oregon, OH (as conditions allow) and the second retreat offered virtually via a Zoom platform. 


Retreat #1: June 9-12, 2022 at *Maumee Bay in Oregon, OH 

Retreat #2: August 4-5 and August 12-13 (Virtual Format)

Retreat #3: October 6-9, 2022 at *Maumee Bay in Oregon, OH  

ELP has adopted a COVID-19 policy requiring all staff, facilitators, and participants to be vaccinated unless a medical or religious exception is approved. We will also require you to provide proof of vaccination.

To learn more about the regional fellowships from the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), please visit elpnet.org.

How to apply/register:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm (EST) Monday, March 21, 2022. 


All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Work or reside in the 8 Great Lakes states (IL, IN, OH, MI, MN, NY, PA, WI) and engage in efforts to protect the Great Lakes and their connected waterways or help communities improve access to Great Lakes amenities;
  • Have at least three years of work experience or are enrolled in graduate-level academic studies related to environmental or social change issues, broadly defined; and
  • The ability to participate in all 3 retreats, complete all assignments in a timely manner, and the desire to remain an active member of the ELP Senior Fellows Network after the conclusion of the Fellowship.

For more information about the application process or fellowship, please visit elpnet.org.