The Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is a national professional development program sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) that provides potential leaders with the knowledge and networks to advance the core issues of education policy. Since 2008, the Partnership has been home to the Georgia program, supported by generous funding from Wells Fargo and co-sponsored by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia.
The Fellows commit nine months to an intensive professional development experience concentrated on three program strands: public policy, leadership, and professional networking. They attend monthly colloquium to deepen their knowledge of education policy, but remain in their full-time positions and use their work environment as the context for examining important leadership and policy issues in Georgia.
The program provides Fellows with a unique personal development laboratory for applying new insights and for cultivating new skills. The participants will hear and discuss education policy with the most respected policy makers in the state and nation. At the end of a year, EPFP Fellows will be better informed, more skillful advocates for sound public policy. See below what Fellows have to say about the EPFP experience:
With the implementation of EPFP, the Georgia Partnership, the Andrew Young School of Public Policy, and the Office of the President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, cultivate strategic leaders who have the capacity to advocate for and create sound public policy to improve public education. Ultimately, EPFP seeks to improve the chances of children and youth to succeed.