NCLCVF, in partnership with LEAD NC Institute, is running a Boards and Commissions Fellowship training program. This fellowship is intended to develop the skills and capacity of North Carolina leaders and build the power of underrepresented groups to serve on relevant local boards and commissions. Underrepresented communities are the ones most impacted by voter suppression efforts, economic injustice, and environmental exploitation. Being at the frontlines of these issues makes leaders from these communities equipped to make meaningful, long-term changes that benefit all North Carolinians.
Our program is designed to increase local governments’ representative diversity by recruiting women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, and other underrepresented groups to serve on local appointed boards and commissions.
Develop Civic Leadership Skills
The program helps our fellows develop civic leadership skills by holding monthly trainings, pairing fellows with mentors for one-on-one coaching, and providing hands-on experience with parliamentary procedure, decision-making processes, and more.
Provide Policy Training
While applicants are not required to have previous conservation policy experience, our fellows will gain critical knowledge during the program, in order to give them the tools they need to successfully advance conservation policy while serving on a local board or commission.
NCLCV/F Boards and Commissions 2023 Cohort 2 Kick-Off Reception/Presentation to Community
March 11, 2023 *(In Person Event)
Virtual Training Schedule:
Session 1 – (April 8, 2023) Orientation/Introduction to Launching a Winning Campaign
Session 2 – (May 20, 2023) – Levers of Power *( Session 2 will be held 3rd Sat. Due to Mother’s Day Weekend 2nd Sat)
Session 3 – (June10, 2023) – The Context of Public/Open Meeting Law/Parliamentary Procedure
Session 4 – (July 8, 2023) – Understanding Public Budgets
Session 5 – (August 12, 2023) – The Legislative Process & Stakeholder Engagement
Session 6 – (September 9, 2023) – Knowing Your Role & Working Together Effectively
Graduation October 14, 2023 TBD (In Person Event)
Boards and Commissions Fellowship Program are accepting applications for our 2024 Leadership Training Class. Training will begin April 2024.
If you have any questions, contact Kerry Wiggins, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program will be held from March through September 2023 on the 2nd Saturday each month. Each Saturday session is approximately ~6 hours. Graduation is celebrated in October.
Applications close February 28, 2023.
Meet the Fellows and Mentors from 2023 program.
North Carolina League of Conservation Voters Foundation began the Boards & Commissions Fellowship Program in 2022.
Meet the Fellows and Mentors from the inaugural program.