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Программа экологического лидерства (ELP)

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 670 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.


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.


The Beahrs ELP at Berkeley is designed for mid-career development and environmental practitioners who are challenged to solve complex cross-sectoral environmental problems. They come from nonprofit and community-based organizations, applied research and educational institutions, government, international agencies and the business sector.

ELP summer training provides participants with a unique opportunity to interact with UC Berkeley, as well as their global peers, to access new information and tools, share practical experiences and develop the types of leadership skills that translate knowledge into effective action. Participants are continually challenged to meet environmental goals with collaborative solutions that also reduce poverty and social conflict.
Summer course participants:

·        learn to integrate interdisciplinary knowledge and analyze trade-offs to solve global and local environmental problems;

·        explore innovative policies, technologies and institutions that promote sustainable livelihoods and environments;

·        strengthen skills in communication, collaborative leadership and facilitating multi-stakeholder processes;

·        experience cross-cultural and cross-sectoral learning from peers around the world; and

·        leverage the continuing UC Berkeley – ELP partnership to become more effective environmental leaders.

Participants and Requirements

 ELP training at UC Berkeley will benefit practitioners who are leading efforts to bridge conservation and poverty reduction. Participants include:

·        leaders working on sustainable agriculture and food systems, natural resource management, environmental policy, climate change and community-based development;

·        environmental professionals innovating through cross-sectoral collaboration; and

·        men and women seeking exposure to interdisciplinary perspectives from UC Berkeley faculty and global peers.

Application deadline is December 10, 2018.