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Because the program is immersive and rigorous, we are looking for individuals who are willing to commit. As a reminder, attendance at all five sessions is mandatory, and dates for the upcoming class can be found on the program details page.

The application for the 2023 class is now closed. The application for the 2024 IGEL class will be made available this summer. When the application period is open and the application is available, an “Apply Now” button will display below. If you have any questions in the interim, please use the contact us form below.

The application is designed to help determine who is the best fit for our next class of IGELians, and by applying you agree that you understand the goals of IGEL:


Fostering a deeper understanding of Georgia’s environmental issues



Providing a candid, empathetic, confidential forum for participants to explore each other’s views and motivations


Engaging participants in key aspects of leadership, including creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, trust building, and enhanced communication skills

Please note that applications are only accepted from August – October of every year.

As you apply, you’re encouraged to keep the IGEL Cancellation Policy in mind.

Up to two letters of recommendation are welcome, but not required, and will be accepted up until the application deadline of October 15. Recommendations received after the due date will not be considered. Letters can be emailed to or mailed directly to IGEL, Inc., P.O. Box 18841, Atlanta, GA 31126.

If you completed an IGEL application last year and would like to be considered for the upcoming class, we ask that you complete a new application as additional information may be requested. If you would like a copy of your previous application, please email with your current contact information, and we will be happy to forward it to you.