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Early Career Leadership Fellowship

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The Education Minnesota Early Career Leadership Fellowship is an exciting leadership initiative designed for educators in the first five years of their career.

Applications for the 2021-22 school year are now closed.

This program supports six to 10 Leadership Fellows from multiple locals in Minnesota. These Leadership Fellows will:

  • Engage in the three frames of unionism.
  • Develop new skills.
  • Formalize an action pathway toward union leadership.

This work strategically connects educators, their local education association with their state and national associations.
Throughout the school year, fellows will meet monthly with a coach from the local, as well as each identify a “Sounding Board” of five other educators they will connect with during their fellowship work. Fellows will engage Sounding Board participants in 1:1 conversations to identify their passions and issues of interest. Sounding Board interests and issues will guide the creation of the Education Minnesota Leadership Fellowship participant’s Leadership, Engagement & Action Project (LEAP). Each LEAP in each local will vary, based on the needs of the local identified by the fellows.
Coaches and fellows will receive a $500 stipend for successful completion of their role at the end of the school year.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Wilson at jessica.wilson@edmn.org.