Who Participates in IGEL?

Diverse Leaders With a Common Goal

IGEL discussionAre 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 350+ influential alumni.

IGEL Alumni Include

  • Former member of Congress
  • State legislators
  • City and county commissioners
  • Top staff of state, regional and federal agencies
  • Department of Natural Resources board members
  • Farmers
  • CEOs of major businesses
  • Attorneys
  • City planners
  • Engineers and consultants
  • Real estate developers
  • Educators and researchers
  • Naturalists and environmental advocates

Who Should Apply for IGEL?

IGEL is designed for individuals with a proven leadership record, possibly mid- or late-career. It’s competitive: Only 30-35 participants are accepted. You must be willing to attend each of the five multi-day sessions, including classroom and field experiences.

IGEL encourages applicants from areas like these:

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Civic organizations
  • Conservation groups
  • Elected office
  • Federal, state and local governments
  • Forestry
  • Industry
  • Non-profit organizations
  • State and regional agencies
  • Universities and other educational institutions

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