Applications are now open for the Equity-Grounded Leadership (EGL) Fellow Program 2023-2024 Cohort! Applications are due by June 12, 2023.
General details about the program are available on this page. For more specific details, click the subheadings to expand content and learn more about this exciting opportunity!
The 2023-2024 Cohort will convene from September 14, 2023, to August 2, 2024. Full 2023-2024 Cohort details, including additional information about the schedule, can be found in the Application Form.
Additional information on the EGL Program, including its development, the program support team, and the first cohort can be found on the EGL Homepage.
The EGL Fellow Program is an immersive 11-month hybrid program for current or emerging leaders with learned and lived experience who have a deep desire to effect change in their organizations, communities, or regions.
Meaningful engagement in the EGL Fellow Program entails a time commitment of approximately 200 hours (25 days) of participation during the 11-month program period. This includes:
- 66 hours of facilitated cohort content across 16 sessions (30 hours in-person, 36 hours virtual)
- 9+ hours of team-based mentorship with advisors to plan, design, and implement a collaborative project designed to address inequities in behavioral health
- Evaluation consultation office hours
- Bimonthly learning labs
- Bimonthly social hours
- Group wellness coaching sessions
- Individualized 1:1 coaching sessions
- Up to 10 hours/month of self-paced and team-based learning activities, such as participating in learning labs, attending webinars or book clubs, or joining learning collaboratives, among other activities
Following participation in the 11-month program period, fellows transition to an EGL Learning Collaborative where they will collaborate with leaders from the inaugural cohort, and they will receive an additional three-year membership to CBHL.
Fellows are expected to fully engage in the following events. If you have conflicts with the in-person convening dates and/or three or more of the virtual convening dates, CBHL encourages you to apply for a future cohort.
Successful program completion requires engagement in cohort meetings (fellows must participate in 100% of the in-person convenings and at least 80% of the virtual convenings).
Full application details are outlined in the Application Form. Applicants should review the Application Form in its entirety before submitting the final application via Typeform, as well as view a Pre-Application Webinar.
The application cutoff date for the 2023-2024 EGL Fellow Program Cohort is June 12, 2023. Applicants will be notified by email of acceptance by July 14, 2023.
A Pre-Application Webinar was held on May 16, 2023.
Applicants who were unable to attend live are required to stream a recording of the pre-application webinar.
Who Should Apply?
Current or emerging behavioral health leaders of all levels with learned and lived experience who are open, willing, and prepared to engage in change efforts to advance behavioral health equity in their organization, community, or region are encouraged to apply. The ideal applicant is working in health care, policy, community, advocacy, or peer-led recovery organizations and recognizes the disparities that exist within these arenas—seeking to interrupt the status quo. Behavioral health leaders committed to and passionate about driving systems transformation, including but not limited to public or non-profit mental health, behavioral health, or substance use services, prevention, or advocacy; emergency medical services, law enforcement, and other first responder organizations; criminal justice; education; hospitals; community-based organizations; and others whose work intersects with behavioral health, are invited to apply to join the EGL Fellow Program cohort.
Specific application details and instructions are outlined in the Application Form. Applicants should review the Application Form in its entirety, as well as attend or watch a recording of the pre-application webinar.
The pre-application webinar will be held on May 16, 2023, 9am PT / 12pm ET. Registration can be found here. A recording will be available for those who are unable to attend live.
The application cut-off date for the 2023-2024 EGL Fellow Program Cohort is June 12, 2023. Applicants will be notified by email of acceptance by July 14, 2023.
Cost and Sponsorships
A limited number of sponsorships will be available for select applicants who demonstrate exemplary promise as an equity-grounded leader, whose host organizations would otherwise be unable to submit the program fees, and who serve communities with limited access to resources.
Applicants/host organizations are responsible for travel to in-person meetings (e.g., flight, ground transportation, hotel, per diem, etc.), depending on sponsorship amount available. For some applicants who are accepted as a sponsored fellow, travel may be partially or fully covered.
The cost of the 2023-2024 EGL Fellow Program is $11,800 per fellow. The program fees include the costs associated with curriculum facilitation, coaches, advisors, and CBHL membership. The program fees do not include travel. Attendance at these in-person meetings is a requirement of program completion.
Sponsorships may be limited to specific geographies or participant roles. The following sponsorships are organized by availability within specific states.
If you are interested in applying and require sponsorship but do not see an available sponsorship that you qualify for, there are still opportunities for sponsorship and you are still encouraged to apply! Some sponsorships not listed here will be available after the application period closes, based upon applicant need. We also encourage applicants to seek their own sponsorship, using the sponsorship request letter template (see the following section for additional information).
CARESTAR Foundation is sponsoring program fees and travel for one California leader from an Emergency Medical Services Agency.
California Health Care Foundation is sponsoring program fees for up to three California leaders. Full or partial sponsorship may be available depending on need. Travel may be available.
Colorado Behavioral Health Administration is sponsoring program fees and travel for three leaders whose work focuses on or intersects with behavioral health within the state of Colorado.
Peg’s Foundation is providing up to four full or partial sponsorships covering program fees and travel for Ohio leaders whose work focuses on or intersects with behavioral health.
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Sponsorship Request Letter Template
We have created a customizable letter template that can be used as a request to your home organization for participation and funding or can be sent to other organizations who may be able to provide sponsorship.
Funding may be available in your community, region, or state for equity-related initiatives and training. While the funding landscape differs in each community, a few options to explore potential sponsorship availability include:
- Local mental health boards, steering committees, or advisory groups
- State and local philanthropy organizations
Interested in Sponsoring a Fellow?
CBHL is actively seeking sponsorships for EGL Fellows.
Sponsorships may be designated for a specific participant role or geography.
If you are interested in sponsoring a Fellow, please reach out to Holly Salazar, CEO at The College for Behavioral Health Leadership
Reach out to Aly Feye, CBHL Director of Operations, at email@example.com