Save the Date! Applications for a fellowship for formerly incarcerated leaders in HEP open April 1.

Rockwood Leadership Institute, in partnership with Ascendium, is proud to announce the 2024 Fellowship for Leaders in Higher Education in Prison for formerly incarcerated leaders!

This brand new, exclusive Fellowship, designed by Rockwood staff, trainers, and system-impacted consultants, is designed to strengthen and cohere a core group of formerly incarcerated leaders working in the HEP sector. The Fellowship will consist of three in-person weeklong sessions, individual professional coaching and peer coaching, and virtual Community Calls and webinars in between in-person sessions. For more information, see our Fellowship Fact Sheet.

Fellowship applications open April 1. All formerly incarcerated leaders or decision-makers currently working in HEP organizations, including nonprofit organizations, government agencies, Universities and colleges, foundations, etc., are welcome to apply. Applications will close April 22 and select applicants will be invited to interview in May. Please share this new opportunity with any colleagues or friends that meet the cohort selection criteria.

Full tuition, accommodations, and all meals during the residential retreats will be covered by Rockwood and fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend for completing the fellowship, along with $4,000 in training-related expense reimbursements.

Fellowship Sessions:

  • Session 1: September 30 - October 4, 2024 | Location TBA

  • Session 2: December 9-13, 2024 | Island Palms, San Diego, CA

  • Session 3: April 7-11, 2025 | Location TBA

Fellows must be able to attend all three in-person sessions in order to participate. Locations will be announced by the end of April 2024.

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