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Meet Our 2016 Fellows

18 Maine Entrepreneurs Accepted to National Leadership Program for 2nd Year of Maine's Chapter

2016 NLC Institute Fellows 1st Meeting Held Today

PORTLAND, ME – New Leaders Council Chairman Chris Kelly, as well as the Maine Chapter of NLC, is excited to announce the 2016 Institute class of exceptional, young leaders.

This year's Fellows are a distinctly disverse class that include a paralegal, health care associate at Planned Parenthood, a lab technician at a biotechnology company, three members of Eliot Cutler's 2014 campaign, and many in the non-profit sector. There are eight women of the eighteen total Fellows and six of Maine's counties are represented, as well as several out of state workers in Massachusetts.

Profiles of each of this year's Fellows are featured on our website 

“We were absolutely blown away by the caliber of applicants for our 2016 institute. After a very competitive selections process we're eager to engage and train our second year class of Fellows, who are the future leaders of the progressive movement in Maine” – Eric Covey, Co-Director of NLC Maine.

This weekend kicked off the first of five meetings for our Fellows and Board members in Maine which feature a speaker and facilitator, as well as in-depth discussions and personal activities designed by the board members and renownded facilitators.

The New Leaders Council Institute is the premier leadership and professional development, training, mentoring, networking, and career and political advancement program for young professionals. An intense, five-month progressive entrepreneurship training program, each NLC Institute is highly-selective, admitting only 15 to 20 Fellows to each program.

Each NLC chapter holds an Insitute annually, conducting sessions that create a uniquely-tailored experience where Fellows learn from speakers at the top of their field. NLC boasts over 1,400 alumni throughout the country, engaged through a robust alimnu engagement program that includes networking events, educational webinars, and an active peer support network for professional development and entrepreneurial life plans.

This season marks the second year of the NLC Maine chapter, one of 44 nationally. Last year the NLC of Maine trained and graduated 17 Fellows from an extensive variety of career, field, and issue areas. The 700 alums trained nationally last year, along with this years' Fellows are burgeoning towards NLC's goal of training 10,000 new leaders by 2020.


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