Apply to IGEL

Create a Brighter, Cleaner Future for Our State

Thank you for your interest in the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL). 

The application for the 2019 IGEL Class is now closed.  The application period ended on October 25, 2018.  Click here to be notified when the application period opens for the next IGEL class, if you are not already receiving our email notifications.

When the application period is open for the next year's class and the application is available, an "Apply Now' button will display below.  To browse through the application before you go on-line to complete it, please click here.

By applying, you agree that you understand the goals of IGEL and that you are required to attend all 5 sessions of the IGEL program.  Dates for the upcoming class can be found to the right, in the calendar, and you're encouraged to keep the IGEL Cancellation Policy in mind.

IGEL's goals are:

  • Fostering a deeper understanding of Georgia's environmental issues;
  • Providing a safe forum for participants to explore each other's views and motivations; and
  • Engaging participants in key aspects of leadership, such as creative problem solving; and conflict resolution, building trust and enhancing communication skills.

Each year, we have more qualified individuals interested in participating than can be accepted in each year’s class. Please know that we endeavor to make each and every class as diverse as possible and seek to select class members with a wide range of geographies, professions, interests, political viewpoints, and other qualities that will reflect the rich diversity of the state of Georgia.

Letters of recommendation are welcome, but not required, and will be accepted up until the application deadline. Recommendations received after the due date will not be considered. Letters can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed directly to IGEL, Inc., P.O. Box 18841, Atlanta, GA 31126.

A selection committee, consisting of IGEL graduates and members of its Board of Directors, reviews all applications to select 30-35 participants in the next IGEL program. If you are selected to join the next IGEL class, you will be notified prior to the end of the application year.

If you completed an IGEL application last year and would like to be considered for the upcoming class, please complete a new application to ensure that all responses are complete and current.   If you would like a copy of your previous application so that you may copy some of your previous answers to the new application, please email Molly Nuttall ([email protected]) with your current contact information, and we will be happy to forward it to you.