Professional Fellows Congress

In 2020, Professional Fellows from 60 countries and territories will participate in the Virtual Professional Fellows Congress, a conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government that are focused on building international networks and fostering leadership development. The Professional Fellows Congress has been administered by ACYPL since 2015.

This year, rather than hosting a 3-day conference in Washington, DC, the event will be hosted virtually in November for international participants of the Professional Fellows Program. The virtual conference includes keynote addresses from thought leaders, panel discussions on topics like how to make an impact and professional trainings focused on leadership and promoting your work.

The Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is supported in its implementation by 15 U.S. not-for-profit organizations including ACYPL. The program focuses on emerging international and American leaders working in the areas of civic engagement, economic empowerment, and governance and society. Alumni are encouraged to register on the State Department’s International Exchange Alumni website and make the most of the resources there.

American Councils for International Education
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
Program Focus: Governance and Society
[https://www.americancouncils.org/]

American Council of Young Political Leaders
Program Focus: Governance and Society
[https://www.acypl.org/]

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Program Focus:Economic Empowerment
[https://www.aucd.org/template/index.cfm]

East-West Center
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
[https://www.eastwestcenter.org/]

Institute for Training & Development
Program Focus: Civic Engagement
[https://www.itd-amherst.org/]

International Center for Journalists
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
[https://www.icfj.org/]

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Program Focus: Environmental Sustainability
[https://icma.org/]

Legacy International
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
[https://www.legacyintl.org/]

National Committee on United States-China Relations
Program Focus: Civic Engagement
[https://www.ncuscr.org/]

Michigan State University
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
[https://aap.isp.msu.edu/]

University of Montana
Program Focus: Civic Engagement
[https://www.umt.edu/mansfield/]

University of Oklahoma
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
[https://www.ou.edu/gaylord.html]

World Learning
Program Focus: Governance and Society
[https://www.worldlearning.org/]

WorldChicago
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
[https://www.worldchicago.org/]

WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc.
Program Focus: Governance and Society
[https://www.wsos.org/]

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