Have you ever envisioned yourself as a conservation superhero, working to make Jackson Hole a national model of living in balance with nature? Do you want to lead campaigns to house our workforce, meet our transportation needs without expanding our highways, build safe wildlife crossings and shift future growth out of rural areas? Or do you know an emerging leader who does?
Then apply to the sixth round of the Jackson Hole Conservation Leadership Institute. Get the skills and knowledge you need to become a conservation & community superhero, and help build a powerful movement for change.
The Conservation Leadership Institute (CLI) is a rigorous leadership development program offered at no charge. Graduates have the skills and knowledge to organize, advocate, and hold local decision-makers accountable for building a better future for Jackson Hole.
CLI involves nine 3-hour trainings every Wednesday evening from April 20 through June 15 from 5:30–8:30p.m. in the Alliance conference room. We run practical workshops on leadership and grassroots organizing, and invite VIP guest speakers to discuss topics ranging from wildlife management to energyconservation to the local economy. Participants will also work in teams to practice new skills through a hands-on voter registration project. For the full program description, visit www.jhalliance.org/cli.
Application & Selection Process
The program is limited to 15 participants, who will be selected through an online application and short phone interviews. Applications are due April 1, and receive early application preference if submitted byMarch 25. We will let you know if we’ve selected you for the course by April 13th, and CLI begins on April 20th.
We welcome applications from all Jackson / Teton County residents, and especially encourage people to apply from communities currently underrepresented in conservation and elected office.
Here’s what two of the 77 graduates from previous rounds have to say about CLI:
“From the first week to the last, I was able to network with like-minded individuals in a fun and engaging setting. Everyone in the class was unique and inspirational in their own way. For once, I felt connected to community members with a common vision.” – Trevor Bloom
“The course is great for people just starting out in the conservation community because it introduces them to the local issues and the skills needed to run a successful campaign. For those with more experience, it builds on the skills they have while introducing new ideas and techniques to make them more effective in their work.” – Tanya Anderson