Are you the right candidate for IGEL?

Strong leadership abilities, passion for problem solving, collaborative skills and willingness to embrace new ideas are just a few of the qualities shared by our network of 500+ influential alumni.

Each IGEL class consists of 30-35 participants selected through an application review. Participants are proven leaders who represent Georgia’s economic, ethnic, geographic and institutional diversity. We seek individuals from a wide range of professions, interests, political viewpoints and experiences.

Who Should Apply to IGEL?

IGEL encourages applications from individuals with a proven leadership track record in the following sectors: agriculture, business, civic groups, conservation groups, elected office, government, forestry, industry, non-profit organizations, state and regional agencies, universities and other educational institutions.

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Thanks for 16 years, Rob!

How Are Participants Selected?

A selection committee, comprised of IGEL graduates and members of its Board of Directors, carefully review the applications to select 30-35 individuals with proven track records in environmental leadership, and represent Georgia’s economic, ethnic, geographic and institutional diversity.

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In January of 2018, IGEL honored our founding facilitator – Rob Williams – who is now retiring to begin the next chapter of his life. Rob joins the 2017 Class, his final class as lead facilitator, as an honorary graduate.

To formally recognize Rob's tireless dedication, a resolution was adopted in the Georgia House of Representatives on January 8, 2018, commending his service to the State of Georgia and his incredible IGEL legacy that will positively impact citizens, businesses, and our environment for generations to come.