The Fellowship Curriculum


Fellows develop and hone critical skills while diversifying and expanding their professional networks. To support fellows' development, the program focuses on the following three key development areas:


1. Individual Leadership Development

  • Vision Development
  • Personal Strategic Planning 
  • Writing and Communications
  • Project Planning and Time Management


2. Organizational and Community Development

  • Communications/Conflict Resolution
  • Community Organizing 
  • Budgeting and Financial Management 
  • Sectoral Understanding 
  • Policy Development 
  • Fundraising 


3. Regional and Systemic Analysis Development

  • History of Appalachia
  • The Economy and Health of Appalachia
  • Appalachian Transition Work 
  • Wealth Creation Framework 



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