California EPFP Fellows will:

  • Understand concepts related to public policy development and implementation;
  • Be familiar with California's executive, legislative and budget processes;
  • Understand different needs, vantage points, goals and objectives in the state's education systems, agencies, and non-profits;
  • Be "system thinkers" and understand the interconnectedness of K-12 and postsecondary education;
  • Be aware of current approaches to improve student learning, progression, and success in both K-12 and higher education;
  • Belong to a network of colleagues across systems and in state-level policymaking; and
  • Possess the knowledge, skills and connections to effectively move into new roles.

Employers gain:

  • Access to a professional development program with a proven track record;
  • Employees with knowledge of policy development and implementation, and of current education reform strategies;
  • Employees who are ready to assume more leadership responsibilities; and
  • Expanded networks that enhance the organization's ability to access key leaders and decision makers who shape policy on behalf of children and education.

At a Glance

California EPFP 2016–17

Seminar 1: October 21-23, 2016, Kellogg West, Pomona
Confirmed speakers: Patrick M. CallanGary K. Hart, and Carl A. Cohn
Seminar 2: February 24-26, 2017, Asilomar, Pacific Grove
Confirmed speakers: Lande Ajose, Michael Kirst, Katie Hern, Rick Miller
Washington Policy Seminar: April 23-26, 2017, Washington, DC
Seminar 3: June 2-4, 2017, Granlibakken, Tahoe
Confirmed speakers: Pamela Burdman, Tessa Carmen De Roy, Robert Gabriner, Cindy Kazanis, Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, Paul Steenhausen

For more information:
Jodi Lewis, California EPFP co-director

Terra Thorne, California EPFP co-director

Applications for the 2018-19 cohort will be available here in spring 2018. If you're interested in receiving a note when the applications are available, please send an email to epfp@csus.edu.

2016-17 California EPFP Fellows