The Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service (FELPS) inspires, engages, and connects emerging public service leaders through a unique career planning and professional development opportunity. The Fellowship recognizes the strong commitment to public service that Fellows have demonstrated and strengthens this commitment by providing professional development and networking opportunities aimed at assisting Fellows in developing plans for successful public service careers.
FELPS is one of the first programs that actively guides and engages emerging leaders in a process that encourages self-directed career development. This process encourages Fellows to explore the facets of public service most appealing to them while simultaneously presenting them with the exciting and challenging options that a modern-day public service career offers. Through this Fellowship, the Research Center for Leadership in Action at NYU Wagner is extending its commitment to educating the next generation of public service leaders.
FELPS anchors the next generation of public service leaders by:
The 2013 fellowship runs from November 2012 through May 2013. Fellows will come together for a series of workshops twice each month on evenings and weekends to:
- Hear from senior experts in the public service field about their own career trajectories and the leadership lessons they have learned along the way;
- Gain a clear assessment of their own assets, knowledge base and skill set and evaluate how they can apply these in their current roles;
- Develop a career plan based on personal assessments and professional goals; and
- Build a network of peers and mentors who can offer insight and guidance over the course of their careers.