Applications for the 2020 Leadership Institute are NOW OPEN!
Early bird deadline: September 9, 2019*
*Applications received by this date are guaranteed an interview
Final deadline: October 9, 2019
Who Should Apply?
Advancing Leadership Fellows are energetic, aspiring leaders with disabilities who are passionate about making change in their communities. Will you join us in 2020?
You may apply for the Leadership Institute if you:
Are seeking to make change in your community
Identify as a person with a disability (visible, invisible, or acquired)
Live in the seven-county Chicago region
Are looking to deepen your leadership skills or take on new leadership experiences
Are familiar with (or willing to learn about) disability rights and identity
Have at least 5 years of leadership experience (can be professional or volunteer)
The Leadership Institute is an immersive program that requires Fellows to commit to the full 12-month leadership program. This includes:
Orientation Session (February)
Fellows Retreat (5 full days, February – April)
Spring and Summer Networking Events
Half-Day Symposium (September)
BoardLead Training (October)
Fellows Graduation (December)
Mentoring and small-group Fellows meetings (Year-round)
There will be additional opportunities in 2020 and more details are available by contacting staff, but a basic commitment to this timeline is essential to eligibility.
How Do I Apply?
STEP 1: Begin your online application HERE. You will need 2 people in your network to submit a nomination on your behalf.
STEP 2: Finish your application by submitting your resume and 3 short essays.
Early bird deadline (guarantees interview): Monday, September 9, 2019 5:00PM CST
Final deadline: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:00PM CST
Only complete applications will be considered. Late applications will not be accepted.
For questions or technical assistance, contact Robin Burnett, firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 616-8000 x 262.