The Beahrs ELP provided the space for the participants to see the big picture in order to make the world a better place. Seeing the big picture is as important as understanding the details and complexities of the problem, and is vital for generating creative solutions to our environmental problems. An array of competencies from technical, communication, and leadership skills were offered by the Beahrs ELP to ensure that participants are equipped to face current and future environmental challenges. No doubt the experience aided my growth as an environmental professional.
The International & Executive Programs at UC Berkeley's Rausser College of Natural Resources give you the tools to address the most critical environmental and natural resource challenges of today.
July - August 2023
ELP summer training provides participants with a unique opportunity to interact with UC Berkeley, as well as their global peers, to access new information and tools, share practical experiences, and develop the types of leadership skills that translate knowledge into effective action.
Divina Lade, Philippines (ELP 2018), Manager, Behavior Training, RARE INC
By interacting and networking with my colleagues in the program on various crucial topics, I have diversified my perspectives, learned from successes, understood challenges and the effects it has on people, economies, and the planet, developed renewed vigor to pursue my goals of being an Agent of Change. I have refined my perspectives and appreciate the principles and practice of networking and this, I will use to effect change moving forward.
Borwen Sayon, Liberia (ELP 2018), Deputy Managing Director, Forestry Development Authority
I was able to access new and innovative information regarding global environmental issues as well as other social and political topics necessary to deal with the most pressing environmental problems in Latin-America. In my opinion, the most decisive ELP course was ‘Collaborative Leadership for Sustainable Change’ with Susan Carpenter. This course was an innovative and practical way to address environmental and indigenous requirements in my country. Carpenter’s course taught me that conflict solution is a process where dialogue and joint group collaboration are important, but the use of technical tools is decisive too.
Carlos Trinidad Alvarado, Peru (ELP 2017), Legal Advisor in Financial Terms, Peruvian Society for Environmental Law
Attending ELP was a life-changing experience that I will never forget. I enjoyed learning from classmates and professors through group work, open-minded team discussions, and in-class activities. One of the biggest differences that I saw that existed between programs in China and at UC Berkeley was that sessions at UC Berkeley were extremely well-organized and the professors were always open-mind and encouraging. The passion they have for environment conservation has shown me what is possible through hard work. I believe that with the knowledge and skills that I have gained through the program, I will take my conservation efforts to the next level.
Dorje Jyal, Tibet/China (ELP 2018), Project Manager, Wildlife Conservation Society
The program exposed me to an amazing cross section of academic and policy leaders and their efforts to address the most wide-reading issue of our time.
Participant of the 2014 Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy on Public and Private Sectors