IonE Graduate Leaders

University of Minnesota

This program seeks to develop leadership in graduate students who are interested in environmental and sustainability issues. Leaders are responsible for leading cohort programs for their peers and receive training and coaching to support them in doing so successfully.

Department/Institute/Unit: Institute on the Environment
Institution: University of Minnesota
City: St. Paul
Country: United States
State/Province: Minnesota
Program Leader(s): Megan Voorhees
Point(s) of Contact: Megan Voorhees
Contact Email(s):
Year Initiated: 2020
Currently Active: Yes
Program Scale: Campus
Participant Model: Cohort Based
Participant Eligibility: Master’s Student, Ph.D. Student
Time Commiment for Participants: 21-40 hours
Requirements for Participation: Attend weekly meetings, spend six hours per week working on programming efforts
Application Frequency: Yearly
Application Process: Email a statement and resume, finalists participate in a group interview, and then in an individual interview.
Program Recruitment Strategies: N/A
Cost to Participant: No
Funding or Support Available to Participants: N/A
Amount or Types of Support Available to Participants (if applicable): IonE Graduate leaders receive a total stipend amount of $3,000
Mentorship Model: Laedership training and coaching from Director of Graduate and Experiential Education, and there are also faculty mentors for pairs of Leaders.
Number of Participants in Program: 1-9
How Program is Funded: Public Grants
Other Program Partners: N/A
Number of Program Staff: 1
Is the Program Credit Bearing or Credentialing: No
Is there a Program Evaluation Conducted: Yes
Type(s) of Evaluation(s) Conducted: Basic program evaluations mid- and end of year.