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 500+ influential alumni.  If you would like to be added to our list of interested individuals and receive notification when the IGEL application is up and available, please go here.

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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