Leadership Institute

Hello Wildlifers! Here is a note from National:

TWS is currently accepting applications for its Leadership Institute. The Institute’s goal is to facilitate development of new leaders within TWS and the wildlife profession. The Institute will recruit 10-15 promising early-career professionals for a series of intensive activities and mentoring relationships. The focus will be on exposing the participants to the inner workings of TWS and increasing the number of active leaders in TWS and the wildlife profession. From May until October, participants will engage in a series of activities to develop and expand their leadership skills. Institute members will attend the TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (October 16-21, 2015) and participate in various activities, including mentoring and leadership workshop sessions. The Institute is free, and participants receive free registration and a travel grant for the conference.

Participation in the Institute is geared toward early-career professionals, individuals 2 to 3 years out of school (either undergraduate or graduate school), currently working full-time in a wildlife professional position, and with demonstrated evidence of their leadership potential. Also eligible are more recent graduates who have shown strong evidence of their leadership potential and those who are working while concurrently pursuing a graduate degree. All applicants must be dues-paying members of TWS and a Chapter or Section of TWS. The application deadline is March 27, 2015. Visit http://www.wildlife.org for more information (click on ‘Next Generation’).

Please share the attached announcement with your networks. I’m happy to answer any questions folks have about the Institute.




For more information visit National’s website or contact Laura:

Laura Bies
Director of Government Affairs
The Wildlife Society
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.897.9770 x308
301.530.2471 (fax)


Posted on February 3, 2015, in Mentoring, National TWS, News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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