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Leaders of Today and Tomorrow Program Seeks Applicants for Winter/Spring 2016 Fellowship
The Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) Program inspires college-aged and emerging professional women
to envision themselves as future leaders. The program is designed to develop young women’s potential to lead
professionally, personally, and in their communities. Over the course of three months, fellows and mentors
embark on an exciting journey of partnership, reflection, coaching, and inspiration. We accomplish this through:
 Intensive seminars
 Mentoring
 Networking with women leaders in our community
 Guest speakers with a broad range of expertise
 Interactive conversations about issues facing women today
LOTT Program Fellows are Women Who:
 Want to make things happen (at school, in community or civic organizations, in internships or work
experiences)
 Value community and civic involvement
 Work in collaboration with others to accomplish goals
 Respect themselves, their peers and mentors, and those with different opinions or perspectives
 Commit to personal growth and developing leadership qualities
 Are in the final two years of a postsecondary degree program or are an emerging professional
Program Requirements:
The program will involve activities from November 2015 through April 2016. Attendance at all events is
mandatory and a requirement of acceptance into the program.
 November 18, 2015 – Fellows Orientation @ 6:00-8:00 pm
 February 6, 2016 – Fellow and Mentor Workshop #1-Discovering Your Strengths @ 9:00 am-4:00 pm
 March 5, 2016 – Fellow Workshop #2-Leading in a Male Dominated World @ 9:00 am-4:00 pm
 April 2, 2016 – Fellow Workshop #3-Networking and Communications @ 9:00 am-4:00 pm
 April 30, 2016 – Fellow Workshop #4-Presenting Your Best Self: Resumes, Interviews and Long Term
Success @ 12:00-6:00 pm
 April 30, 2016 – Graduation Dinner and Celebration @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
LOTT fellows are also expected to meet one-on-one with their mentor for at least three additional meetings
scheduled at your convenience throughout the program.
Application Process:
Please submit the following materials to LOTT by email no later than Friday, October 9, 2015. Instructions
are found on the application form on the following page.
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Completed application form (form attached)
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Resume
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Two letters of recommendation (as described on application form)
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Answers to two short response questions (as described on application form)
Leaders of Today and Tomorrow www.wearelott.org
550 Rice Street St. Paul, MN 55103
[email protected]
Leaders of Today & Tomorrow Fellows Program (LOTT)
Application Form
All materials should be assembled in digital format and attached to a single email that serves as your application.
Please type all materials. We can accept Word and PDF formats for materials, including letters of recommendation.
Your application is due no later than Friday, October 9, 2015 and should be emailed to:
[email protected]
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Home Phone: ____________________________ Work Phone: ___________________________ Cell Phone: ____________________________
EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION
Institution(s): _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Degree(s) and Field(s) of Study: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Graduation (or expected) Date: ________________________________
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION
Current Employer and Position: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
RECOMMENDERS
Please list below the names of two people who will provide your letters of recommendation, your relationship or
affiliation to the recommender and their contact information. Please provide the attached recommendation
forms to your recommenders for their use in preparing your letters.
(1) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(2) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
ATTACHMENTS
Leaders of Today and Tomorrow www.wearelott.org
550 Rice Street St. Paul, MN 55103
[email protected]
Please note that we require all attachments be submitted together as a package (Word and PDF formats
acceptable) no later than Friday, October 9, 2015.
Resume: Please attach a professional resume including education, work experience, and community
involvement.
Two letters of recommendation: A “Letter of Recommendation Cover Sheet” is included in this packet (page
4). Please provide a copy of this to your recommenders. At least one letter must be from an academic or
professional contact, such as a faculty member or supervisor. Neither letter may be from a family member.
If your recommender does not send your letter directly to LOTT, please attach his/her letter to your application
email. If you do not receive your letters in a digital format, please scan and attach a digital copy of your letter(s).
Short responses to the following questions: Please provide a response to each of the following questions.
Your total response from both questions should not exceed 500 words.
(1) Why are you interested in being a LOTT fellow? What are your expectations of the program and what do you
hope to gain from your participation?
(2) What does “leadership” mean to you? Do you consider yourself to be a leader? Does “women’s leadership”
have a different meaning to you and, if so, in what way?
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
In order to receive the full benefits of our fellowship program, we require that fellows attend the following
events from November 2015 through April 2016. All workshops and meetings will be held somewhere in the
Twin Cities. Specific locations will be announced during the orientation meeting. These dates are subject to
change pending fellows’ schedules, but will be finalized by the orientation meeting.
Event
Fellows Orientation Meeting
Discovering Your Strengths Workshop
Leading in a Male-Dominated World
Communication and Networking Workshop
Date
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time
6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Presenting Your Best Self: Resumes,
Interviews and Long Term Success
LOTT Graduation Program and Dinner
Saturday, April 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
LOTT fellows are also expected to meet one-on-one with their mentor for at least three additional meetings
scheduled at your convenience throughout the program.
For questions about the application process, please contact [email protected] or call Sally McGraw at
612-382-0177.
Leaders of Today and Tomorrow www.wearelott.org
550 Rice Street St. Paul, MN 55103
[email protected]
Leaders of Today & Tomorrow Fellows Program (LOTT)
Winter/Spring 2016
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION COVER SHEET
___________________________________, an applicant for the LOTT Fellows Program, requests that you write a brief
letter of recommendation in support of her application.
What is the LOTT Fellows Program?
The Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) Program inspires college-aged women and emerging professionals
to become active citizens and to envision themselves as future leaders. LOTT is designed to develop young
women’s potential to lead professionally, personally, and in their communities. Over the course of three months,
fellows will participate in intensive leadership development seminars with interactive discussions and a variety
of guest speakers, one-on-one mentoring, and networking.
Letter Guidelines
Please submit your letter of recommendation by emailing it directly to [email protected] no later
than Friday, October 9, 2015.
Please address the following points in your letter: (1) your relationship to the applicant; and (2) your
assessment of how well the applicant meets the following selection criteria. Specific information and
examples are particularly helpful.
LOTT Fellows Selection Criteria:
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Take initiative to make things happen (at school, in community or civic organizations, in internships or
work experiences)
Work in collaboration with others to accomplish goals
Have demonstrated leadership
Value community and civic involvement
Are in the final two years of a postsecondary degree program or are an emerging professional
Thank you for your assistance with this application to the LOTT Fellows Program!
For questions please contact [email protected] or call Sally McGraw at 612-382-0177.
Leaders of Today and Tomorrow www.wearelott.org
550 Rice Street St. Paul, MN 55103
[email protected]
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