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Berkeley Environmental Leadership Program, University of California

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Berkeley Environmental Leadership Program, University of California 

The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley, offers a unique learning opportunity for mid-career practitioners and decision-makers to broaden their knowledge and perspectives on environmental and natural resource science, policy, management, and leadership. Through exposure to innovative sustainability approaches and dialogue, ELP participants develop the tools and skills necessary to meet environmental goals that also reduce poverty and social conflict. Established in August 2000 with seed funding from UC Berkeley alumni Carolyn and Richard Beahrs, the ELP offers an annual three week summer certificate course at UC Berkeley, and coordinates the Berkeley ELP Alumni Network with 615 members from over 110 countries. The ELP also supports post-training  conservation and sustainable development collaborative projects with alumni, their organizations and the UC Berkeley community of faculty, staff, and students.


APPLY online at beahrselp.berkeley.edu.

  • –  Proficiency in English to allow full participation in course discussions;
  • –  A resumé that demonstrates strong professional experience and leadership potential;
  • –  Affiliation with an institution concerned with environmental management/sustainable development.


  • UC Berkeley certificate in Sustainable Environmental Management
  • Enhanced capacity to develop solutions that balance environmental, economic, and social equity objectives.
  • Strengthened skills for communicating ideas, facilitating multi-stakeholder processes, and leading social change
  • Lifetime membership in the world-wide Berkeley ELP Alumni Network
  • Eligibility to apply for the Buck Kingman Initiative to receive funding for collaborative projects with
    UC Berkeley faculty

Who Should Attend?

Beahrs ELP participants are mid-career development and environmental practitioners who are challenged to solve complex cross-sectoral environmental problems from a wide range of disciplinary, geographic, and organizational backgrounds including nonprofit and community-based organizations, applied research and education institutions, government, international agencies, and the business sector. Notable alumni include representatives from the World Bank, the UN, government ministries of health, rural development, agriculture, and the environment, and two recipients of the Goldman Environmental Prize.

Official Link: http://beahrselp.berkeley.edu

Deadline: 13th January, 2017


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline13 January,2017



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