Leadership Institute

TWS Leadership Institute Now Accepting Applications

The Wildlife Society’s flagship leadership training program, the Leadership Institute, is now accepting applications for its Class of 2019! The program begins in May and concludes at TWS’s Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada in October. This year’s Leadership Institute cohort will engage with Leadership Institute alumni and TWS Council members, work collaboratively to understand a wide array of leadership styles and perspectives, develop stronger written and verbal communication skills, and learn how to better navigate the conservation field. Participants will receive complimentary registration and a travel grant to attend the conference.

Participation in the Institute is geared toward early-career professionals, typically 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. All applicants must be members in good standing 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, with selection 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.

Learn more and apply here.  The application deadline is March 24, 2019.