During their service, CHC provides the fellows with:
- Financial support: Each fellow receives a financial package designed to support living expenses (placement location specific), and help offset the costs of housing, relocation, and acquisition of public market health insurance.
- Leadership development training: CHC provides the fellows two extended training sessions, one at the start of each fellowship year, that focus on developing leadership skills. Other training events and opportunities that fellows can access remotely are scheduled throughout the fellowship.
- Advising: Throughout the fellowship, each fellow receives intensive professional development advising from a member of the Leland Program staff.
- Professional Development Funds: Fellows may apply for additional funds in order to access courses, conferences or skills trainings to complement the work they are doing at their placements.
- Membership in a dynamic learning cohort of fellows: Each fellowship class comprises a valuable learning community. Accordingly, we select placements and fellows in order to ensure a diversity of subject matter, type of work, experience and background.
- Connection to an extensive network of alumni, partners and experts.
“For me the fellowship experience was enriching because it brought together both field and policy aspects of development work. By integrating these two components, the fellowship allowed me a more holistic understanding of development, agriculture, and food security.”
– Curan Bonham: 2011 Leland Fellow, 5th Class
“This was a tremendous growth experience, which I was fortunate to have. The investment, the ability to network with other leaders, and the time to invest in one’s capacity are invaluable.”
– Gabriela Prudencio: 2011 Leland Fellow, 5th Class