Friday, April 15, 2011

The National Conservation Leadership Institute Wants You to Nominate Tomorrow’s Conservation Champions for Cohort 6

April 30 Deadline Approaching to Submit Nominations for the 2011-2012 National Conservation Leadership Institute

Today’s conservation leaders are starting to retire – who will fill their seats? The National Conservation Leadership Institute (NCLI) is calling for state fish and wildlife agencies, federal conservation agencies, Tribes, industry and non-governmental organizations with natural resources to nominate their “rising stars” or individuals with high potential to be considered for acceptance as a Fellow for the 2011-2012 leadership development program.

April 30 is the deadline for submitting a nomination application for the NCLI’s Cohort 6 beginning in September 2011. Applicants must be nominated by their organization's chief executive. To learn more about becoming an NCLI Fellow including application and nomination requirements, tuition costs and scholarship opportunities, go to

The NCLI was created to train tomorrow’s conservation leaders in the latest leadership thinking and practice, and each Fellow will focus on a variety of issues, including a specific leadership challenge from each participant’s own agency or organization. Becoming an NCLI Fellow is a major step in career advancement and contributing to the future of conservation. The NCLI is suited for the highest-potential, future leaders.

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The Management Assistance Team (MAT) is the Association's most unique and diverse program. Located at the National Conservation Training Center, MAT is a consulting and training resource for all 50 of the United States’ fish and wildlife agencies. MAT is responsible for program development and administration of the National Conservation Leadership Institute.