FAQs

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

What are the dates of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program?

Who attends the ELP?

What is the content and structure of the Beahrs ELP?

What are the workshop topics at the Beahrs ELP?

What are the Beahrs ELP social media profiles?

 

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Who is eligible to apply to the Beahrs ELP?

How do I apply?

When is the application deadline?

How do I submit a reference letter?

 

COST

What is the cost of attending the Beahrs ELP?

What is included in the cost?

Are scholarship opportunities or financial support available?

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

What are the dates of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program?

The 2014 three-week summer certificate course in Sustainable Environmental Management will be from July 6 – July 26, 2014.

 

Who attends the ELP?

Over the last twelve years (2001-2013), the Beahrs ELP has graduated 500 leaders from over 100 countries. Participants come from a wide range of environmental and sustainable development agencies and organizations, local to global, who share in common the goal to better understand and support sustainable human-environment interactions.

Please see our Participants and Requirements page to learn more about our participants including a breakdown of ELP alumni by geographic region, type of organization, and discipline/specialty and gender at http://beahrselp.berkeley.edu/training/participants-and-requirements/

You may also browse through our alumni network at http://beahrselp.berkeley.edu/alumni-network/alumni-search/ and find previous participants from your home country/region to better understand the profiles of previous candidates. If you would like to contact any specific person, please contact Anita Ponce at beahrselp@berkeley.edu to get their email address.

 

What is the content and structure of the Beahrs ELP?

The ELP offers a series of interdisciplinary workshops with a focus on innovation and collaboration. Workshops are facilitated by UC Berkeley faculty and non-academic experts from the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Training methods include lectures, small group exercises, role-play simulations, debates, participant case studies, panels and presentations, and open space sharing.

Please see our Content and Structure page for more information at http://beahrselp.berkeley.edu/training/content-and-structure/

 

What are the workshop topics at the Beahrs ELP?

There are 8 workshop topics: 1) policies for sustainable development, 2) leadership for collaborative change, 3) population, health, and the environment, 4) impact assessment and quantitative analysis, 5) population, poverty/wealth, and the environment, 6) resources and sustainable livelihoods, 7) mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, and 8) sustainable business practices.

Please learn more about our workshop topics at http://beahrselp.berkeley.edu/training/workshop-topics/

 

What are the Beahrs ELP social media profiles?

“Like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/beahrselp to receive official notifications on program updates. It is also a wonderful platform to ask further questions to program staff and to fellow alums.

“Follow” us on Twitter @BeahrsELP or at http://twitter.com/BeahrsELP

 

 

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Who is eligible to apply to the Beahrs ELP?

The Beahrs ELP seeks participants who are proficient in English to allow full participation in course discussions, have a resume that demonstrates strong professional experience and leadership potential, and have an affiliation with an institution concerned with environmental management/sustainable development.

 

How do I apply?

Please apply online at http://beahrselp.berkeley.edu/application/

Complete applications include ALL of the following: submitted and signed Application including Personal Statement answering all 3 questions, resume or curriculum vitae, and a signed reference letter.

 

When is the application deadline?

The deadline to apply is Friday, January 17, 2014.

 

How do I submit a reference letter?

Signed reference letters must be submitted by email to bearselp@berkeley.edu and must arrive no later than one week after the application deadline. Applications will be considered incomplete and ineligible without reference letters. Reference letters should detail both the applicant’s professional and leadership experience, and potential benefits of the ELP training and network to his/her organization.

 

 

COST

 

What is the cost of attending the Beahrs ELP?

The course fee is US$8,000. Participants are also responsible for their own travel arrangements and for covering approximately US$400 in additional meals and incidentals. Please also budget for a visa application fee (about $140), airport transportation ($40 average each way), and travel insurance if desired.

Please see our Cost page for more information at http://beahrselp.berkeley.edu/training/cost/

 

What is included in the cost?

The $8000 fee covers the costs of instruction, housing, most meals, course materials, field trips, certificate, and health insurance if needed.

 

Are scholarship opportunities or financial support available?

You may apply for a partial scholarship through the same application as you would for the course. The Beahrs ELP is only able to offer partial scholarships that cover only a portion of the total cost of the program. Generally, our partial scholarships range between $1000 and $3000, and are offered based on a combination of merit and need, and availability of funds. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a scholarship to all participants or any specific amount. However, we do work very hard with each accepted applicant to find the necessary funds.

In regards to financial support, we strongly recommend that all applicants to the program seek funding from both their organizations and outside sources before and alongside your application to the ELP, as funding can be a challenge for applicants. If you are selected as a candidate for the course, we will also try to work with you to apply for outside funding sources.

Please see our Cost page for more information at http://beahrselp.berkeley.edu/training/cost/

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