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NEOA Arnold L. Mitchem Leadership Institute

[Note: The application process for the 2014-2015 Institute year is now open until July 15, 2014. See information below.]

As part of its mission to provide professional development opportunities for members of the TRiO and educational opportunity community in New England, the New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEOA) began offering a year-long Leadership Institute in 1998-99. The Leadership Institute accepts people with varying years of experience in TRiO/EOPs: mid-career professionals who have been with TRiO/EOPs for a number of years and are looking for a reinvigorating professional development experience and emerging leaders who may be newer to our programs but have demonstrated their motivation and commitment through work within their state.

The selection committee recognizes that there are emerging leaders who have indicated their energy and commitment through work with their programs and maybe with their state associations. The selection committee will select a maximum of 15 participants. The combination of experienced and emerging professionals provide an exciting and challenging year-long Institute. The Leadership Institute convenes three times each year that the Institute operates, and provides participants the opportunity to develop greater expertise and skill as leaders in the field and to enhance their ability to expand educational opportunities for the students with whom they work. The aim of the Institute is to provide participants and the programs they serve with a strong and effective core of leadership theory and skills.

The Leadership Institute runs once every two years, and completed its 12th year in 2012-2013. The application process for the 2014-15 program is now open and will close on June 30, 2014. See the link to the application packet below.

The Director for 2014-15 is Craig Werth. Craig has over 25 years of Educational Opportunity experience, mostly with Student Support Services and Upward Bound at UNH. He served on the NEOA Board of Directors for several years and has a long-standing history with the Leadership Institute itself. Craig also served as a lead facilitator with the University of New Hampshire's Browne Center for Experiential Learning.

Additional Leadership Institute Information

LI Brochure (PDF)

Past Leadership Institute Participants

What do past LI participants have to say about LI?

Leadership Institute 2014-2015 Application Materials - please submit your materials by July 15, 2014

Application (PDF)

Leadership Institute Yearbooks

2012-2013 (PDF)

2010-2011 (PDF)

2008-2009 (PDF)