Emerging Leaders Program

To further the goal of advancing professionals and students in outdoor recreation and education, the emerging leader program will provide participants an inclusive environment to exchange information, network, and address critical issues in the outdoor field.

ELP WINNERS

WHO

We looked for individuals representing and/or serving underserved populations, who have shown a commitment to the field of outdoor recreation, with a focus on conservation or diversity, equity, and inclusion. These “emerging leaders” are individuals who can broaden the impact of their efforts through additional training and connections built within AORE and its partners. They are positioned to increase access and/or advocacy for public lands. Preferred applicants are in their twenties, have a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field, and either holding a job in the field or pursuing a related graduate degree.

WHEN

Recipients of the award attended the 2017 AORE Annual Conference in Roanoke, VA on October 31-November 3.

VALUE

Not to exceed $600 per scholarship, which will be applied towards conference registration and AORE membership. The scholarships will be funded by NPS, while AORE will administer the process, communicate with recipients, and coordinate lodging arrangements.

GOALS

Create and pilot the AORE Emerging Leader Program to:

OUTCOMES

Individuals who participate in the Emerging Leaders Program will:

METRICS

DELIVERABLES and EXPECTATIONS

Emerging Leaders will:


The AORE emerging leader proctor will:

APPLICATION

Applicants are required to submit at this link to the online application the following items by October 1, 2017:

QUESTIONS

Questions should be directed to Jeannette Stawski at jstawski@aore.org