Beahrs Environment Leadership Program at UC Berkeley 2016

Beahrs Environment Leadership Program at UC Berkeley 2016

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Applications are now open to the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley.

The ELP constitutes an annual three week summer certificate course at UC Berkeley, run from July 2-July 22, 2016. The ELP also supports post-training  conservation and sustainable development collaborative projects with alumni, their organisations and the UC Berkeley community of faculty, staff, and students.

The programme offers a unique learning opportunity for mid-career practitioners and and decision-makers to broaden their knowledge and perspectives on environmental and natural resource science, policy, management, and leadership.


  • UC Berkeley certificate in Sustainable Environmental Management.
  • Enhanced capacity to develop solutions that balance environmental, economic, and social equity objectives.
  • Strengthened skills for communicating ideas, facilitating multi-stakeholder processes, and leading social change.
  • Lifetime membership in the world-wide Berkeley ELP Alumni Network.
  • Eligibility to apply for the Buck Kingman Initiative to receive funding for collaborative projects with UC Berkeley faculty.


Beahrs ELP participants are mid-career development and environmental practitioners who are challenged to solve complex cross-sectoral environmental problems from a wide range of disciplinary, geographic, and organizational backgrounds including nonprofit and community-based organizations, applied research and education institutions, government, international agencies, and the business sector.

They are also required to-

  • Be proficient in English to allow full participation in course discussions.
  • Have a resume that demonstrates strong professional experience and leadership potential.
  • Have an affiliation with an institution concerned with environmental management/sustainable development.

How to apply 

Applications can be made online after creating an account, via this webpage.

As well as filling out the required questions and forms, applications must include a CV and signed reference letter.

For more information on the programme, visit the Beahrs page on the University of California website.