Appalachian Leadership Institute

Applications are now being accepted for the Appalachian Leadership Institute, which is a new leadership and economic development training opportunity for community leaders who currently live and/or work in Appalachia.  This is an extensive nine-month program (October – July), and it includes skill-building seminars, best practice reviews, and field visits during six separate sessions across Appalachia to be followed by a capstone graduation event held in Washington, D.C.

As part of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, participating Fellows will learn how to:

  • Design effective economic development project proposals;
  • Integrate community assets into long-lasting economic development strategies;
  • Identify resources available to spur economic development;
  • Locate and access investment capital from a variety of public and private sources;
  • Prepare competitive applications for public grant opportunities;
  • Use expanded leadership skills to create strong coalitions; and much more!

Learn more HERE.