Apply for a Program
The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) and Senior Leadership Institute (SLI) programs require application and acceptance into the program prior to enrollment.
Applicants may self-select or may be nominated by their supervisor/manager. In either case, the application must be accompanied by letters of recommendation as specified.
Please read the steps below carefully to ensure all requirements are met.
Applications for the 2016 - 2017 ELI/SLI programs will be available on April 29th, 2016. Applications must be submitted no later than June 13th, 2016. No late or incomplete submissions will be considered. Applicants will receive a notification of acceptance status no later than August 12th, 2016.
Step 2: Recommendation Letters: Signatures may be scanned in if electronically submitted.
For ELI: A letter of supervisory/managerial support written on agency letterhead and one (1) other letter of approval from your agency HR director with his/her signature must be included as part of the application.
For SLI : A letter from the agency's Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner, written on agency letterhead and signed by the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner must be included as part of the application.
Step 3: Application Checklist: All application materials must be submitted together. Please refer to the checklist at the bottom of your application to ensure your application is complete and able to be processed in a timely manner.
Step 4: Submitting Application:
Completed applications may be submitted in three (3) different methods; email, standard mail or hand delivered.
Option 1 Email: Attach your application materials and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Emerging Leaders Application” for ELI applications or “Senior Leadership Application” for SLI applications.
Option 2 Standard Mail: Mail your application materials to the following address:
Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) or Senior Leadership Institute (SLI)
c/o Enterprise Learning & Development
400 Centennial Building, 658 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Option 3 Hand Deliver: Hand deliver application materials to the 4th Floor Reception desk at the address listed above.
An application receipt will be confirmed via e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation email within five (5) business days of submission, email us at email@example.com to verify receipt of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to assure that the application is complete, including signatures on letters of recommendation.
Note: Applications for the 2016- 2017 ELI/SLI programs are now being accepted. No late or incomplete submissions will be considered. Applicants will receive a notification of acceptance status no later than August 12th, 2016.