Earlier this year Cetis were pleased to announce their membership of the Open Policy Network (OPN) launched by Creative Commons and partners in May. One of the first initiatives to be announced by the OPN is the Institute for Open Leadership which aims to
“train new leaders in education, science, and public policy fields on the values and implementation of openness in licensing, policies, and practices.”
The first Institute of Open Leadership programme will run in January 2015 in the San Francisco bay area, and applications are invited from
“Public and private sector professionals interested in openness and policy with the passion and potential to make a high impact at their institution and/or government through open policy. Emerging leaders in academia, the arts, cultural institutions, government, scientific labs, and others who are eager to become experts in open licensing, pursue new opportunities for open publishing of content and data, and directly influence policy decisions.”
Successful applicants will be required to develop an open policy project that will contribute to increasing openness within their institution and field of work.
Further information about the Institute of Open Leadership, along with details of how to apply are available here: http://openpolicynetwork.org/iol/
The closing date for applications is 30th of June 2014.