Education Policy Fellowship Program

Posted by Education Policy and Leadership Center on July 28, 2014



The 2014-2015 class is rapidly filling, but applications are available now for the 2014-2015 Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP). The Education Policy Fellowship Program is sponsored in Pennsylvania by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC).

The Fellowship Program begins with a two-day retreat on September 18-19, 2014 and continues to graduation in June 2015. On October 9-10, Fellowship Program state groups from Washington, DC; Massachusetts; Michigan; New York; Pennsylvania and Ohio will gather for a Regional Leadership Forum in Gettysburg and Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield will focus on strategic leadership on the battlefield in July 1863. At the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, the Fellowship Program groups will learn about the War College curriculum for preparing strategic leaders, and about the vision, culture and ethics of leadership. The Program uses its unique partnerships with Gettysburg tour guides and U.S. Army War College leadership to provide training in strategic leadership concepts.

Following the October Leadership Forum, the Fellows will meet in Harrisburg about once a month for eight Friday sessions. A national conference in Washington, DC in April will include about 200 Fellows from across the country and a “Day at the State Capitol” is scheduled for May 27th. A complete calendar of 2014-2015 activities is posted here.

Applications are being accepted now.

With about 400 graduates in its first fifteen years, this Program is a premier professional development opportunity for educators, state and local policymakers, advocates, and community leaders. State Board of Accountancy (SBA) credits are available to certified public accountants.

Past participants include state policymakers, district superintendents and principals, school business officers, school board members, education deans/chairs, statewide association leaders, parent leaders, education advocates, and other education and community leaders. Fellows are typically sponsored by their employer or another organization.

Click here to read about the Education Policy Fellowship Program.

Since space is limited to approximately 30 positions and more than 70% of them are filled, it is advisable to submit an application as soon as possible. The application may be copied from the EPLC web site, but must be submitted by mail or scanned and e-mailed, with the necessary signatures of applicant and sponsor.

The Program coordinators for 2014-2015 are Ron Cowell and Mattie Robinson. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Fellowship Program and its requirements, please contact Ron or Mattie at 717-260-9900 or


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