The Fellows Program is an 11-weekend adult education program which includes both strategy and practical training on a variety of topics. For example, strategic focus is placed on self-assessments, ethics, and coalition building. Practical training includes public speaking, television and radio interviews, fundraising, polling, social media, budgets, and debates. It is our most comprehensive program. The program is held in the spring and fall in each calendar year.

The classes are held in Greensboro and Raleigh. The Spring class meets January to May, and the Fall class from August to December. Sessions typically run from 4 PM to 8 PM on Friday and from 8:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday.

A full list of topics and the tentative schedule is always available at IOPL Calendars.

NCIOPL Fellows Program Strategy Training

NC IOPL Practical Training

STRATEGY TRAINING is built on self-assessments, ethics, and coalition building.

NCIOPL Fellows Program Practical Training

NC IOPL Strategy Training

PRACTICAL TRAINING includes public speaking, television and radio interviews, fundraising, polling, social media, budgets, and debates.

Participation in our programs is on the basis of leadership potential and commitment, without regard to age, race, ideology, or party affiliation.

Applications for the Spring 2019 class are closed. Applications for the Fall 2019 class will begin to be accepted in the spring.

Your application is not considered complete until we have received two (2) letters of recommendation. Upon receipt of those letters, you will be contacted for an in-person interview. Letters should be addressed to the NCIOPL Selection Committee and sent to the NC Institute of Political Leadership via mail to 2 New Bern Square, Greensboro, NC 27408 or email to Ross Harris at rharris@iopl.org. Letters must be sent directly to NCIOPL and will not be shared with you.

Accepted students pay a $750 registration fee, and are required to raise $750 as part of the fundraising curriculum. Travel expenses associated with attending the program are the responsibility of the students. NCIOPL provides meals during the sessions. A $375 deposit is due upon acceptance in the program, and the balance is due upon beginning the program.