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Information for Current Fellows


Fellows in the ELATES program will experience the following over the fellowship year

Pre-Session I
  • Complete Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and Benchmarks® 360° Assessment
  • Observe leadership meetings/activities in own community
  • Virtually convene ELATES Learning Community
  • Read and analyze assigned writings on leadership
Session I (Summer)
  • Explore strategic finance and resource management
  • Participate in collaborative teamwork and conflict management training
  • Analyze 360° feedback and create leadership development plans
  • Participate in Conversations on Leadership
Interim Work
  • Define Institutional Action Project (IAP) plans
  • Conduct institutional manager and leader interviews
  • Continue to build a supportive Learning Community
Session II (Fall)
  • Explore leadership strategies, negotiation, organizational hierarchies, cultures, and change strategies
  • Participate in Conversations on Leadership
Interim Work
  • Execute leadership development and IAP plans
Session III (Spring)
  • Explore organizational dynamics
  • Sharpen professional communication skills
  • Participate in Leaders Forum
  • Graduate

Blackboard Access

The ELATES fellowship uses Blackboard for course materials, discussion boards, and other interactive learning throughout the year. You will be expected to spend about one hour a week on this platform interacting with your class members and faculty. The address to access the course is You must allow pop-up windows and have JavaScript and cookies enabled in your web browser to access the site.  You should also install a current version of the Java plug-in for your browser.

If you forget your username or password, contact the ELATES staff.

Refund Policy

The following tuition refund schedule is in effect for the 2020-2021 fellowship year

Withdrawal prior to May 15, 2020 100% refund of program fee
Withdrawal between May 15 and June 15, 2020 70% refund of program fee
Withdrawal after June 15, 2020 No refund of program fee