Applications for Kinship Conservation Fellows Closes Jan. 18

Applications are now available for Kinship Conservation Fellows' ninth cohort of Fellows. The organization will select 18 applicants to participate in the program to be held at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., from June 22 through July 23, 2010.

The program multiplies the impact of select mid-career conservation practitioners by infusing its participants with a deep understanding of business and economics principles, as well as an adaptive framework for leading through today's tough challenges.

Unlike tuition-driven programs, Kinship Conservation Fellows awards each participant with a $6,000 stipend, as well as lodging and meals for one month. Investing in Fellows on this level adds value to individual capacities, which in turn strengthens organizations and the conservation community as a whole.

Prospective candidates must submit a project proposal for development over the month-long program in the Pacific Northwest. Kinship's specialized coursework composed of interactive sessions, working groups, fieldtrips, and formal and informal mentoring with faculty from the frontlines brings these project proposals to life.

"The Kinship experience is a unique combination of classroom learning and practical application, emphasizing both conservation and organizational management and leadership tools," says faculty and advisory board member Ruth Norris. "But what makes it a life- and career-changing experience Fellows have told us over the years, is that.

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