Jeanne Sauvé Foundation Public Leadership Program for Young Graduates

Public Leadership Program

Course(s) Offered: Several disciplines
Course Level: Graduate (fellowship)
Provider: Jeanne Sauvé Foundation
Country to Study in: Canada, Several countries

Scholarship Description
The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for its 2015-17 Public Leadership Program.

The Foundation accepts applications from bright young thinker-dreamer-doers from a range of disciplines and sectors to take part in the 2015-17 Public Leadership Program.

Participants with backgrounds in advocacy, communications, education, governance, politics, social innovation and other fields related to public leadership are invited to contribute to advancing our understanding of this critical issue through discussion and action.

In addition to developing their leadership skills and pursuing individual initiatives, as part of the common program the 2015-17 Jeanne Sauvé Fellows will be challenged to collectively re-imagine the role of public leadership in supporting social cohesion within culturally diverse societies.

To be eligible to apply, you must:
  • Be between 25 and 30 years of age (inclusive) on Monday 1 September 2014
  • Have completed at least one university degree
  • Possess high oral and written proficiency in English (French language skills are an asset)
  • Have at least 3 years of full-time professional experience
  • Have a strong record of leadership benefitting a particular community or cause in the public interest
Do you have what it takes to be a 2015-2017 Jeanne Sauvé Fellow?

YES, if you are passionate about strengthening culturally diverse societies, and if you have a track record that demonstrates:
  • A genuine desire to serve the public interest and in the public sphere
  • The will and skill to think and act across differences as a public leader
  • The ability to work well in an intercultural and international team of your peers, both as a member and a leader
  • Sharp critical thinking skills
  • An original approach to solving a real-world problem
  • A burning curiosity about globally-significant issues and how they connect
  • A passion for excellence
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
i). Residential Phase (McGill University; Concordia University) - Jeanne Sauvé Foundation; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Fellows from different countries, who share a passion for strengthening culturally diverse societies, will live together in a beautifully restored historic home in the heart of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

ii). Field phase - Participants' home countries or elsewhere.
Fellows continue on their individual public leadership journeys – either in their home countries or elsewhere, and either through continued work or study.

Fields of study
The Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program is a postgraduate fellowship in Public Leadership on the theme: Public Leadership For Culturally Diverse Societies.

It is a unique fellowship opportunity: Year one consists in a full-time intensive residential phase in Montreal for the entire group of a dozen select Fellows. Year two is a part-time field phase tailored to each individual Fellow’s activities in their respective communities and countries.

Number of awards
Twelve emerging public leaders from Canada and around the world

Sponsorship duration
The Public Leadership Program is a 2 year fellowship programme

Scholarship benefits
While in Residence (August 2015 – June 2016, full time), Fellows benefit from:
  • Interaction with a thriving network of public leaders
  • Access to resources (including the auditing of courses) at McGill University, our program’s academic home, and at Concordia University, our academic partner
  • Tailored leadership development programming with a focus on the skills necessary for public leadership
  • Personal coaching in support of participants’ leadership development
  • Guidance from academic and professional mentors at the top of their fields
  • The time, space and liberty to pursue individual initiatives in a supportive environment
  • Free accommodation at Jeanne Sauvé House.
  • A stipend to cover basic costs of living in Montreal
During the Field Phase (July 2016 – August 2017, part-time), participants:
  • Receive ongoing support from Sauvé mentors, partners, personal coaches and the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation
  • Continue to exchange with their fellow program participants on a regular basis
  • Report consistently to the Foundation.
  • Have access to the Fellows’ Collaboration Fund
Global Fellowship:
After completing the program, participants continue to exchange, learn, and take action as part of a growing network of Jeanne Sauvé Fellows. This global community of public leaders collaborates across cultures, countries, disciplines and sectors to address issues of global significance.

Method of Application
At this time, you may initiate an application by completing the online Pre-application Form found on the official website (link to it is below). You should then begin to assemble your application package, including contacting your recommenders.

The Foundation will follow up with you by email with detailed instructions on how to submit your complete application package. Please be sure to follow those instructions carefully.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to commence your application.

The application submission period is from 1 July 2014 – 1 September 2014 12pm (Midnight) ET. Applications will be processed as they are received. Applications uploaded early in this period are therefore encouraged.

Embarking on the Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program takes one on a lifelong personal and professional development journey as part of an emerging global community of public leaders.

Maison Jeanne Sauvé
1514, Docteur-Penfield Avenue
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1B9

Phone: 514 848 9292

Application Deadline: 1 September 2014
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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