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Personal and Profesional Development Fellowship Application Deadline

Tuesday, June 07, 2005
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Martha Hernandez
Location Details:
Applications must be postmarked to Coro Northern California, Tuesday, June 7th.
Postmark complete applications to
Coro Northern California
Community Fellows Program
601 Montgomery Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94111

Apply NOW! Coro Community Fellows Program

The application consists of
-three reflection responses
-two letters of recommendation
-application form
-application fee

Application materials must be POSTMARKED by June 7, 2005.

What are the Program Components?
The Coro Community Fellows Program brings together up to 18 adults of all ages from diverse backgrounds who want to enhance their leadership skills, strengthen their community network, and improve their communities through firsthand action. Using Coro's proven leadership training and methodology, Community Fellows receive professional and personal skill development each month on topics including ethical fitness, media training, public speaking, and critical thinking.

Participants gain skills in the following areas:
1. Management & Collaboration: Assessing power relationships, managing in diverse environments, facilitating a group, negotiating and managing conflict
2. Effective Communication: Listening and giving and receiving feedback, questioning effectively, reporting factually, presenting persuasively
3. Analytical Thinking: Organizational and issue analysis, thinking strategically, identifying and challenging assumptions, managing ambiguity
4. Networking: Developing a network of leaders across the government, not for profit, and corporate sectors—who transcend age, socio-economics, sector, race, and politics

Go to to learn more about the program!

How does Financial Aid work?
Tuition for the Coro Community Fellows Program is $3,500. However, Coro Northern California’s financial aid program reflects our belief that individual financial circumstances should NOT be a barrier to participation in a Coro program. Available financial aid is awarded upon admission to the program. Financial aid is disbursed on financial need and scholarship availability.

* Note that selected fellows receiving full scholarships will be required to pay a $100 non-refundable materials fee.

What is the time commitment for the Community Fellows Program FALL 2005?
The Fall 2005 program will meet at the following times at locations throughout the Bay Area:

Orientation Thursday, August 25th – Saturday, August 27th

Wednesday Workshop #1 Wednesday, September 7th

Seminar #1 Friday, September 23rd – Saturday, September 24th
Wednesday Workshop #2 Wednesday, October 5th

Seminar #2 Friday, October 14th– Saturday, October 15th
Wednesday Workshop #3 Wednesday, October 26th

Seminar #3 Friday, November 4th – Saturday, November 5th
Wednesday Workshop #4 Wednesday, November 16th

Seminar #4 Friday, December 2nd – Saturday, December 3rd
Graduation Wednesday, December 7th

-Each Wednesday Workshop is conducted at Coro Northern California in San Francisco and is normally held from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

-Seminars take place at locations around the Bay Area and are normally from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Whom Do I Contact If I Have Questions?
For more information visit our website, call (415) 986-0521 ext. 102 or send your questions to

What do Fellows and Employers say about the program?
“Coro has been an invaluable learning experience...looking below the surface of critical issues, always more complicated than they appear. I would not trade this experience for anything! Now let the work begin!”
-Director of Product Development, Convergent Laser Technologies

“Community Fellows is an excellent opportunity to meet community leaders and to work with a diverse group of individuals while learning about social issues and attaining personal growth.”
-Director of Community Relations, Macy’s West

“Wow. Not at all what I expected—very unique. In my professional life I’ve learned to think outside of the box; in my personal life I choose to live outside the box. With Coro I’ve either learned to think and live outside the box simultaneously or maybe there is no box! I loved the independent project—not just thinking of a solution but DOING IT.”
-Database Administrator and Reference Librarian, Environmental Protection Agency

“The access that the Community Fellows program provided me was totally outstanding. The quality and variety of the workshops (ethical fitness, DKDK, etc.) was very high."
-Board Member, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

“Overall, for anyone interested in getting to understand the Bay Area better it is a great program.”
-Product Manager, 3Com Corporation

“I feel like each of us has challenged assumptions and expectations we had coming into the program. I had to let go of needing to know everything in advance before I take a risk. I had to re-think how I listen, speak and learn."
-Marketing and Promotions, California Academy of Sciences

“Great job! A great investment of my time and a wonderful learning experience. The feedback from the group was great—a real opportunity for personal growth.”
-Board Member, Menlo Atherton High School

“It was a fantastic venue to broaden my knowledge base and exposure to how things work on a civic level in the Bay Area.”
-Senior Manager, Charles Schwab and Board Member, Partners in Hope

"Coro Northern California offers an innovative, tightly planned course for leadership training. I would recommend Coro to employers in business, nonprofit and government sectors as an opportunity to challenge key staff to expand their leadership at work and in the community."
-Bay Area County Supervisor

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