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The CSG Henry Toll Fellowship Program

The Toll Fellowship Program, named for CSG founder Henry Wolcott Toll, is one of the nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials. Each year, Toll Fellows brings 48 of the nation’s top officials from all three branches of state government to Lexington, Ky., for an intensive six-day, five-night “intellectual boot camp.” The program’s agenda includes a lineup of dynamic speakers and sessions designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth, while providing priceless networking and relationship-building opportunities. While each year’s program is unique, previous programs have included sessions on leadership personality assessment, media training, crisis management, appreciative inquiry, adaptive leadership and much more. 

 

Please review all the information below prior to submitting your application:

 

 

**IMPORTANT: You do not have to submit your entire application at once. We recommend submitting the initial online form as soon as possible so we can begin a file for your application.  Supporting materials such as the questionnaire, letters of recommendation and resume can be submitted as you complete them/as they are received. Deadline to have all materials submitted is midnight, PDT on April 29.**

 

 

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About the 2016 Toll Fellowship Program

 

 

Application deadline extended to April 29!

 

Program Dates: Aug. 26-31, 2016
Application Period:
The application deadline has been extended to April 29! Individuals who plan to apply for the 2016 Toll Fellowship Program must submit a completed online application form and all supporting materials (i.e., letters of recommendation and support, completed questionnaire, resume) by midnight PDT, April 29, 2016.

Location
: Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington, Ky

 

Please keep in mind detailed agendas will not be provided to participants in advance, we want you to come to the program open-minded and prepared for anything!

 

Those selected to the 2016 Toll Fellowship Program are required to participate in activities beginning on Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. EDT until 9 a.m. EDT Aug. 31.
 

 

Who should apply?
The Toll Fellows Program targets outstanding rising state government officials from all three branches of service. Elected, appointed and merit officials may all apply. Toll Fellows is designed as a “graduate” level program complimenting leadership development programs offered by CSG’s regional offices. It is, therefore, suggested but not required that applicants first complete their respective regional program.
The list of Toll Fellows Alumni is long and distinguished. Past Tolls have achieved great success including serving as governors, secretaries of state, chief justices, speakers and serving in U.S. Congress. Our alumni list boasts four current governors, four lieutenant governors, 10 secretaries of state, five chief justices, six members of Congress and the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

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What is the application/selection process?
 
Application Process
Individuals interested in applying for the 2016 Toll Fellowship program should submit the online application form and all supporting materials (i.e., letters of recommendation and support, completed questionnaire, resume) by midnight PDT, April 29, 2016. In addition to the online application form, all applicants will be asked to complete and provide the following by April 29, 2016:
 
  
These documents can be uploaded along with the online application or mailed to: 
Henry Toll Fellowship Program
The Council of State Governments
c/o Kelley Arnold
2760 Research Park Drive
Lexington, KY 40511
A completed application form and all supporting materials must be submitted electronically or postmarked by midnight PDT, April 29, 2016.

 

**IMPORTANT: You do not have to submit your entire application at once. We recommend submitting the initial online form as soon as possible so we can begin a file for your application.  Supporting materials such as the questionnaire, letters of recommendation and resume can be submitted as you complete them/as they are received. Deadline to have all materials submitted is midnight, PDT on April 29.**

 
Selection Process
Selection for the CSG Toll Fellowship Program is highly competitive. Participants are chosen from all applications received during the 2016 application period. Selection of candidates is made by a panel of 9 to 13 Toll Fellowship Program alumni. Each year only 48 participants are selected—12 from each CSG region.
Participants selected for the program will be announced in June 2016.
 
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How much does the program cost to attend?
Participants are only responsible for their transportation to and from Lexington. Lodging and meals are covered for the duration of the program (Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. EDT until 9 a.m. EDT Aug. 31).
 
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What should I expect if I am selected?

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Who can I contact with questions?
Kelley Arnold
Director
Communications and Membership
(800) 800-1910
tolls@csg.org
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