UPDATE:  We have been monitoring efforts to keep people safe from the COVID-19 virus as governments, universities, and businesses prepare to reopen. After much consideration, we have decided it is not possible for us to achieve our learning objectives and deliver the same invaluable and impactful experience that previous Fellows had the opportunity to receive given the current situation and restrictions this fall. We will continue to monitor the situation and potentially offer a spring cohort if conditions change. The application will re-open when we are able to have a program again.Thank you for understanding the situation. We encourage you to sign up to receive a notification when the application reopens for the next offering.

Step 1: To complete the online application, please click HERE. 

Step 2: A "Testimony of Support Form" from your manager or supervisor must accompany your application. You can submit it along with you your application. If you submit your application without your letter, you will be able to upload it later via a link in the confirmation email you will receive upon receipt of your application. If your manager or supervisor would prefer to submit the letter directly, they can email it as an attachment to Jessica Khan at khan@sog.unc.edu.  Click HERE to access a printable form.

Cohort Preference: On your application you will have an opportunity to choose a preference for a cohort. Selecting "no preference" allows the selection committee more opportunities to place you in the program. Once accepted, participants are expected to attend all sessions and events in that cohort. If you are unable to attend any part of a specific cohort session, please indicate your preference for the alternative. Should a space not be available for you in the selected cohort, the application will assume you cannont attend and will not consider you for the alternative session.

Attendance Policy: Once accepted, participants are expected to attend all sessions and events, including some evening events. If you are unable to attend any part of a specific cohort session, please indicate your preference for the alternative in your application. Please note that should a space not be available for you in the selected cohort, the application committee will assume you cannot attend and will not consider you for the alternative session.

Click here to visit the course page. 

QUESTIONS?

Willow Jacobson, Director, Jacobson@sog.unc.edu

Jessica Khan, Program Manager, khan@sog.unc.edu

Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles