The UNA-USA Emerging Leaders Fellowship is a brand new program that will provide professional development to UNA-USA Students and Young Professionals who commit to attend monthly virtual discussions. The theme of the inaugural Emerging Leadership Program will be “Stand Up for Someone’s Rights.” By completing the program, members will be equipped to lead human rights initiatives in their local chapters and gain professional development skills in event-planning, leadership, and communications. There is no cost to participate. All program participants will create an action plan over the course of the series and present their action plan to the National Office and their local UNA-USA chapters.
Requirements for Participation:
- Must be a UNA-USA paid member (or registered GenUN member)
- Must be committed to participating in six webinar trainings (and must participate in at least 4/6 trainings to receive the Fellowship program certificate of completion)
- Must include a “nomination letter” from your chapter to participate
- The nomination letter should be included in your application. It should be signed by your chapter president, and be no more than 400 words explaining why your chapter is selecting you to participate in this program.
- Must plan on serving in national or local chapter leadership over the coming year (2018-2019)
- Friday, December 15 – What are Human Rights? History of the Declaration of Human Rights
- January – Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Human Rights Council
- February – Designing a Human Rights project; WFUNA
- March – Event planning and marketing 101
- April – Engaging Human Rights issues on the local level
- May – Action plans presentations
UNA-USA Emerging Leaders Program webinars will take place once a month on Fridays from 4 pm-5 pm, beginning December 2017-May 2018 (exact dates TBD). Program participants will be invited to present on their action plans/projects at the 2018 UNA-USA Leadership Summit.
Sarah Whipple, student at the University of Texas-Dallas, and President of the UT-Dallas GenUN Chapter, reflects on her experience at this year's WFUNA Human Rights Training
By: Anna Mahalak, UNA-USA Youth Engagement ManagerRead more
By Ryan Kaminski, Senior Program Manager of Human Rights and Special Initiatives and Anna Mahalak, Youth Engagement Manager