Apply Now for TWS Leadership Institute!

By Laura Bies

TWS Leadership Institute Class of 2014
TWS Leadership Institute Class of 2014.
Image Credit: Laura Bies

The Wildlife Society’s flagship leadership training program, the Leadership Institute, is now accepting applications for its Class of 2015! Ten to fifteen early-career professionals will receive leadership training, mentoring, and a travel grant to attend TWS’ Annual Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba in October 2015.

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 selection committee will be seeking to create a diverse group with participants of varying gender, ethnic, and regional diversity. Selection will be based upon:

  • An excellent academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership capability or potential
  • Demonstrated level of excellence in current position
  • Commitment to and involvement in TWS

Preference will be given to individuals who are certified as Associate Wildlife Biologists® or Certified Wildlife Biologists®, or who have submitted such an application to TWS.

The application deadline is 27 March 2015.

Learn more here and apply online here.

Laura BiesLaura Bies is a government relations contractor and freelance writer for The Wildlife Society. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science and a law degree from George Washington University. Laura has worked with The Wildlife Society since 2005. Read more of Laura's articles.