Nominations and applications are no longer being accepted for the Friday Fellows Class of 2017-2019, 10th Cohort.
Candidates for the William C. Friday Fellowship are committed to leadership in North Carolina, model humility and continuous learning, and are courageous risk takers seeking to create innovation through their work in the world.
About the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations
The William C. Friday Fellowship is a nonpartisan, results-focused leadership development opportunity for North Carolinians who wish to positively impact their communities through leadership grounded in improving human relations: leading with courage, speaking one’s truth, engaging differences with civility, collaborating to solve problems, and embracing equity and justice.
We encourage Friday Fellows to be courageous in their principles and beliefs while practicing being open to new ideas and perspectives. Friday Fellows believe that we must build and maintain relationships across our differences to move forward together. As a result, Friday Fellows often bring people together who would not otherwise ever engage with each other as a way to guarantee North Carolina’s ongoing prosperity. Our future depends on our capacity to connect across difference to harness our collective gifts to benefit all North Carolinians.
Candidates for selection must 1) be a North Carolina resident, and 2) have at least five years of leadership experience in the private, public, nonprofit, and/or as part of communities not connected to any of these sectors. To be considered for the Fellowship, candidates must complete an application as well as be nominated by someone who is meaningfully connected to their work in the world. If you do not have a nominator yet, please identify someone who knows your work in the world well and ask them to fill out a nomination form.
Candidates will be selected based on the following measures:
Cohort 10 Class of 2017-2019 Friday Fellows will be announced on September 19th, 2017 on our website and through email. Selected candidates will be asked to participate in six four-day leadership development seminars over two years. Selected Fellows must be prepared to make a commitment to attend all six Seminars.The dates for the six Seminars are: