Applications Open for 2018 Emerging Leaders Program

2016 Emerging Leaders Cohort


The Center for Jackson Hole announced today that applications for the 2018 Emerging Leaders Program are now open.

The Center for Jackson Hole is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen the coalition of interests devoted to our public lands by investing in its future. we achieve this mission via two main programs: SHIFT, an annual festival, held each autumn in Jackson, Wyoming, that explores issues at the intersection of conservation, outdoor recreation and cultural relevancy; and The Emerging Leaders Program (“ELP”), which prepares a diverse group of outdoor recreationists, ages 21-30, to help engage in discussions critical to the protection of public lands at SHIFT.

We are excited to invite early career leaders who have distinguished themselves in outdoor recreation, conservation, land management, cultural relevancy and/or the advancement or promotion of the health benefits of time outside to apply for The Emerging Leaders Program.

At each Emerging Leaders Program, participants will receive:

  • Familiarization with subject matter to be explored at the 2018 SHIFT Festival
  • Instruction on how to engage in discussions critical to the protection of public lands at SHIFT and beyond
  • Tools and skills that allow ELPers to apply the SHIFT stakeholder model to issues relevant to their communities

Tactics to achieve these objectives include: 

  • Empowering Emerging Leaders to lead SHIFTx stakeholder discussions
  • Storytelling skills that allow them to share their personal narratives
  • Training in the art of public engagement

Applications can be found here. Application deadline is April 6. Participants will announced by May 15. 

More information about the Emerging Leaders Program may be found here.

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