A one-of-a-kind opportunity to join a network of leaders making a difference in the world, and learn from the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson
Applications are now open to join the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program — a one-of-a-kind partnership among the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
PLS serves as a catalyst for an active network of leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Each year, a diverse group of mid-career professionals begin a journey to hone their leadership abilities through interactions with former presidents, key administration officials, leading academics, and business leaders.
Scholars put their learning into action through a personal leadership project, intended to solve a problem or pressing issue in their community, country, or the world. They gain the skills necessary to work across divides and develop a network that spans traditional geographic, professional, political, and economic boundaries.
Here’s what people are saying:
Barbara and I are even more optimistic about our country’s future after meeting the remarkable men and women in this year’s @PLSprogram. Very proud of this innovative partnership between @TheBushCenter @ClintonCenter @Bush41 @LBJLibrary. pic.twitter.com/mHaknV5fLU
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) March 9, 2018
Dear @GeorgeHWBush what an honor for this refugee from Vietnam to meet you and Mrs. Bush, who after I shared my story replied “I’m glad you’re here with us!” Thank you for hosting us this weekend and supporting #PLS! @PLSprogram ❤
— Tina Tran ◕‿◕ (@TinaTranT) March 10, 2018
Thx You @BillClinton & @clintoncenter for the opportunity to spend time w/ the 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholars… a remarkable gathering of leaders – never felt more inspired and optimistic about the future – AND, great to be home in Arkansas! https://t.co/KAAqTz0ZYa
— Kris Engskov (@KrisEngskov) April 16, 2018
What I learned from @BillClinton and @PLSprogram about the simple power of connected communication for leaders: https://t.co/3Z7xKY7orV
— johnwcoleman (@johnwcoleman) April 30, 2018
I am so grateful for the opportunities the @PLSprogram has afforded me. Thank you @BillClinton and @ClintonFdn for an amazing and once in a lifetime experience. I was inspired, encouraged, and motivated to do more to protect and fight for our children and families. pic.twitter.com/sG2XLQRPEl
— Kelly Wolfe (@kfwolfe) May 24, 2018
In Dallas this week to learn how to change the world from @TheBushCenter and my @PLSprogram colleagues. Check out the inspiring examples of community leadership here in Texas! #pls2018 https://t.co/38uCl394cE
— Mary Reding (@MaryKReding) May 10, 2018
Great meeting and insights from First Lady @laurawbush as part of the @PLSprogram at @TheBushCenter today. #PLScholars https://t.co/xYsy55gs2L
— Steven Llanes (@llanes_steven) May 11, 2018
Fantastic to spend time with this amazing class of #PLScholars! So impressed by every scholar I met. And so great to share the stage with Freddy Ford, @KeithHennessey, @OSullivanMeghan! https://t.co/SxtUTDadvO
— Tony Fratto (@TonyFratto) May 12, 2018
The program seeks participants who have a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences and who will most benefit from a dynamic learning experience that stresses the importance of cooperation and collaboration. The average Scholar enters the program with more than 10 years of professional experience and is generally at a point in his or her career where their participation in PLS will be felt for many years to come. Applicants should have the desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities, professions, organizations, and, thus the country.
The fifth PLS class will begin in February 2019. Online applications will be accepted through August 31, 2018. To apply or to learn more about the program, visit www.presidentialleadershipscholars.org.
For updates about the Presidential Leadership Scholars, use #PLScholars or follow @PLSprogram on Twitter and Flickr.