Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program 2017-19

Publish Date: Sep 27, 2016

Deadline: Oct 21, 2016

As part of the 2017-19 Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program, the Foundation invites bright young change-makers from a wide range of disciplines and sectors from Canada and around to world to take part in a remarkable leadership journey.

Following in the thematic footsteps of the inaugural program, our next cohort of Fellows will explore the complexities of Public Leadership for Culturally Diverse Societies: The Inclusion Imperative. The 2017-19 Jeanne Sauvé Fellows will be invited to collectively explore how public leaders can help diverse societies to thrive by making inclusion of all cultural groups a guiding principle.

The Program is a unique two-year opportunity. It begins with a full-time residential leadership experience in Montreal with a dozen select Public Leadership Fellows. This is followed by a field phase, in which Fellows return to their respective communities and countries in order to apply the skills and new ideas developed during the residential phase. Fellows benefit from intensive leadership development training and support during the residential year and some ongoing support from one another and the Foundation during the field year.

The Jeanne Sauvé Fellowship is the beginning of a lifelong personal and professional leadership development journey as part of a global community of courageous, connected change-makers.

Candidates between 25 and 30 years of age with backgrounds in advocacy, the arts, communications, journalism, education, engineering, governance, law, politics, security, social innovation and other fields related to public leadership are invited to apply to this program.

This program is a unique 2-year fellowship opportunity: Year 1 consists in a full-time intensive residential leadership development in Montreal for about a dozen select Sauvé Fellows. Year 2 is a part-time field phase in which each individual Fellow pursues other activities in their respective communities and countries while continuing to benefit from program support. The second year of the program is also a time in which Fellows may implement initiatives in the field that were conceptualized in residence.

Residential Phase : August to June (full time)

Twelve emerging public leaders from Canada and around the world who share a passion for public leadership and solving global challenges live and work together in a beautifully restored historic home in the heart of Montreal,Quebec, Canada.

Sauvé Fellows collectively design and undertake a facilitated project that culminates in a series of public engagement activities addressing a particular global challenge.

While in residence, 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, with a focus on change at the individual level, at the community level, and the societal level
  • Personal coaching in support of participants’ leadership development
  • Team coaching from experts in team dynamics research and practice
  • Guidance from academic and professional mentors at the top of their fields
  • 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

The residential phase of the Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program represents a full-time (40 hours per week) commitment. On average, about half of participants’ time (20 hours per week) is devoted to the common program, including time spent working on the collective project. Their remaining time is devoted to individual pursuits and personal reflection in a supportive, semi-structured environment.

Field Phase: July to August (part-time)

Fellows continue on their individual public leadership journeys – either in their home countries or elsewhere, and either through continued work or study. During this phase, 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 on how they are applying what they learned in residence
  • Benefit from Foundation support for collaborative initiatives, including through access to the Fellows’Collaboration Fund

The field phase of the Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program requires a commitment of about 10 hours per month. Participation happens remotely, via phone, Skype, or email, as participants may be living anywhere in the world. Fellows who wish to collaborate more extensively are encouraged to do so during this phase.

At the conclusion of the Field Phase of the program, participants are expected to formally report to the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and to one another on how they have applied – and plan to apply – what they learned through the two-year program experience.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be between 25 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
  • 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 Jeanne Sauvé Fellow?

YES, if you are passionate about strengthening 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

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