NCF Announces Launch of NGLI Application Period

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July 25, 2021


CHICAGO – Today, National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Chair Brent Van Dyke announced the opening of the application period for the 2022 cohort of the Next Generation Leadership Institute (NGLI).

NGLI, a program of the NCF, will train seven applicants over the course of 2022, with the goal to select one participant from each of the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) regions.

“On behalf of the NCF, I’m proud to announce the opening of the application period for NGLI’s second cohort,” Van Dyke said. “We look forward to learning more about the nation’s conservation leaders who apply and to selecting the seven participants who will ultimately move both NGLI and conservation as a whole forward.”

During the year-long NGLI program, currently-appointed conservation district officials will be equipped for leadership at the local, state and national level through several in-person trainings focused on personal, civic and organizational leadership development.

“This comprehensive training program has strengthened the skills of our conservation leaders, and we look forward to seeing this engaging model succeed again with the new cohort,” NCF Executive Director Jeremy Peters said. 

To learn more about the program, visit Applications are due Friday, Sept. 24, 2022.


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The mission of the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) is to identify and advance strategic programs and partnerships to deliver conservation solutions through locally-led conservation and to develop the next generation of conservation leaders. Learn more at

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