Applications (including the recommendation and scholarship assistance request, if applicable) are due Monday June 12, 2017 and can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to VNRLI at PO Box 400179 Charlottesville, VA 22904.
Session 1: September 20-22, 2017 - Shenandoah Valley: Foundational communication and dialogue skills, personal leadership habits, structured dialogue, personality styles, conventional and sustainable agriculture, water quality, and environmental justice.
Session 2: November 15-17, 2017 - Virginia Beach: Fundamental group facilitation skills, the “Higher Ground” approach to setting group norms, conflict management styles, Chesapeake Bay water quality, fisheries, and sea level rise in coastal Virginia.
Session 3: January 10-12, 2018 - Richmond: Key leadership qualities, collaborative process design, group consensus, organizational cultural diversity, green economics, the ethics of advocacy lobbying, and Virginia’s Capitol.
Session 4: March 14-16, 2018 - Danville: Negotiation process preparation and practice, servant leadership, natural resources and local economies, coal ash, human/animal conflicts.
Session 5: April 25-27, 2018 - Southwest VA: Public involvement, leadership without easy answers, rural economic development, the economics of extractive and renewable resources, coal mining reclamation, and the Clinch River regional collaboration.
Session 6: June 13-15, 2018 - Charlottesville: The “Open Space” group process, personal leadership goals, the values and ethics of leaders, plus current topics of the VNRLI class’s choice.
Program Fee & Payment Schedule
Program fee-only: $2950 (includes one lunch and one dinner at each session, and does not include additional meals, lodging, or personal travel.)
Program fee with lodging: $4230 (includes one lunch and one dinner at each session and single-room lodging arrangements made by VNRLI.)
Limited scholarship assistance is available for the program fee, minus the nonrefundable $300 deposit. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please attach a letter to your application indicating your need for financial assistance and the amount of assistance you are requesting (maximum of $2650).
The program uses the University of Virginia’s travel rate when arranging lodging and meals.
Applicants will be notified of admission decisions no later than July 14, 2017.
The non-refundable registration deposit of $300 is due by August 7, 2017. The remainder of the program fee is due by September 15, 2017.
Payment can be made by check or wire transfer.