ELI Application Form

Please use the form below to apply to the Emerging Leaders Institute. The deadline for applying is January 11, 2019.

The costs of the seminars is $375. After acceptance into ELI, participants will be asked to register and will receive an invoice at that time.

  • ELI 1.0 or 2.0?

  • Please let us know if you are hoping to returning to the Emerging Leaders Program (as a 2.0 member)...or if you are new to ELI and will be applying to participate in the 1.0 group.
  • Mandatory Seminars

  • Attendance at the following seminars is mandatory for all ELI Members:


    Mandatory Seminars are:
    - Introductory Webinar: February 12, 2019 10:00 AM
    - March Seminar: before the Poverty Symposium, week of March 25, 2019 in the Capital Region
    - May Seminar: May 14 & 15, 2019 - Syracuse, NY - Venue TBD
    - September Seminar: Before the RPIC conference - week of September 16th, location TBD

    Attendance is suggested for:
    - 2019 June Professional Development Conference – TBD
    - Regional Meetings, April - June, Dates TBD

  • Work History

  • For which CAA do you currently work?

  • Please list the positions you have held at your current agency, Starting with the most current position. To add another position, click the '+' sign next to the field
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  • Essay

    Describe your commitment to Community Action, your hopes for your future career path, why you want to participate in ELI, and how you hope to benefit by participating in the program. Please upload a Microsoft Word document or PDF of no more than 500 words.