The Sustainability Immersion Leadership Training Program is specifically
targeting this to current first-year students who will be
entering their second year in Fall 2012. Do any top notch students who are
both natural leaders and committed to sustainability stand out to you?
If so, please invite them to apply and/or attend the interest meeting.
Sustainability Immersion Leadership Training (SILT) Program
Environmental Center - University of Colorado at Boulder
The Sustainability Immersion Leadership Training (SILT) program is a
two-semester program designed to offer undergraduate students the opportunity
to develop leadership skills and to engage in community initiatives. Through a
mix of key readings, field trips, guest speakers, interactive workshops,
lectures and discussions, and hands-on project work, participants learn from
both concept and applied experience. Students will gain an understanding of
leadership and sustainability issues and develop skills through a service
learning project. At the end of the program, students will have accomplished
a capstone project, will receive a certificate of completion and will have
made networking contacts both on campus and in the community.
Participation is required for two semesters starting in the fall.SILT is
limited to 15 students who will meet weekly. At the end of the first semester,
each student select a local sustainability project in collaboration with a
community organization. During the spring semester, students will work in
small teams and focus on implementing the selected capstone projects.
Students participating in SILT will attain the following benefits:
* Gain understanding of the values, issues, and application of sustainability from industry, government and academic experts;
* Develop career-building networks and resume-building knowledge and skills;
* Learn how to employ effective solutions to real-world challenges;
* Increase leadership capacity and professional aptitude by growing skills, confidence, and knowledge.
Participants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at the
University of Colorado at Boulder. Current first-year students who will be in
their second year while participating in 2012-13 are especially encouraged to
Participants commit to:
* Weekly attendance during the fall
* Bi-weekly attendance at meetings during the spring semester
* Completion of capstone team project
Up to 15 students will be selected for the program. Applicants are required to
submit a simple online application:
along with a letter of interest and a letter of recommendation. Letters must
be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for 2012-13 will be due by 5:00pm on June 7, 2012. Applicants
will be notified in July.
There is a $100 fee to participate in the SILT program. If financial support
is needed, please indicate on your application that you are interested in
obtaining a scholarship. Fees will be collected in July-August,
upon acceptance into the program.
Questions? Please contact: email@example.com
Sustainability Immersion Leadership Training Program