As of now, we are developing plans in hopes of holding the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program in Summer of 2021. We would like to thank the many applicants who put so much hard work into their applications this year, the sponsors and donors for continually supporting the program over the past 20 years, the ELP alumni network for providing so many great examples of how the ELP cohort can change the world, and to the many other supporters both here and around the world who believe in the ELP.
We hope that the entire Beahrs ELP community is staying safe and well during this uncertain time. Should you need anything, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Beahrs ELP Team. More updates regarding the next program will be available in the following months.
The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley, offers a unique learning opportunity for mid-career practitioners and decision-makers to broaden their knowledge and perspectives on environmental and natural resource science, policy, management, and leadership. Through exposure to innovative sustainability approaches and dialogue, ELP participants develop the tools and skills necessary to meet environmental goals that also reduce poverty and social conflict. Established in August 2000 with seed funding from UC Berkeley alumni Carolyn and Richard Beahrs, the ELP offers an annual three-week summer certificate course at UC Berkeley, and coordinates the Berkeley ELP Alumni Network with 670 members from over 110 countries. The ELP also supports post-training conservation and sustainable development collaborative projects with alumni, their organizations, and the UC Berkeley community of faculty, staff, and students.