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 run from 4 PM to 8 PM on Friday and from 8:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday. The current calendar can be accessed by clicking on the Calendar tab in this website.
Applications for the Spring 2019 class are closed. Applications for the fall 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters must be sent directly to NCIOPL and will not be shared with you.