August 14, 2012 —
NEWBURGH, NY — Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress is recruiting leaders from across the region to join the next class of its regional fellows program. The Pattern Fellows Program is designed to expand the horizons of those already acknowledged as leaders in their communities and disciplines by helping them explore regional approaches to their work.
In previous years, fellows have included regional leaders from the fields of finance, government, economic development, land conservation, law, human services, healthcare, academia and more.
The program’s curriculum consists of three layers: first, selected readings, discussions and debates about topics of regional importance, such as economic development, education and conservation; second, visits from special guest experts in fields of regional significance; and third, research projects that are completed by teams of fellows, drilling deeper into a topic to seek regional and sustainable solutions. The projects are presented in June during a graduation luncheon, which is attended by roughly 200 people, including alumni of the fellows program and other regional leaders.
Classes meet every other Tuesday from October through May.
To become a fellow, email Vice President Sylvia Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org , visit www.pattern-for-progress.org/fellows-program  or call 845/565-4900.