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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 “leadership boot camp.” The program’s sessions are designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth, while providing priceless networking and relationship-building opportunities. 

 

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

 
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**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, Hawaiian Time on Sunday, April 23.**


 
What are the 2017 Toll Fellowship dates, location & agenda?

 

Program Dates
Aug. 25-30, 2017
Those selected to the 2017 Toll Fellowship Program are required to participate in activities beginning on Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. EDT until 9 a.m. EDT Aug. 30. Participants are also required to attend the 2017 Toll Fellowship Graduation Ceremony which will take place during the CSG 2017 National Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 14-17.  More information will be provided to participants once they are selected.

 

Application Period
Individuals who plan to apply for the 2017 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 Hawaiian Time, Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Location
Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington, Ky. Participants are required to stay at the Hyatt Regency for the entire duration of the program (Friday, Aug. 25-Wednesday, Aug. 30).

 

Agenda
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 program are required to participate in all program activities beginning Friday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. EDT until 9 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Participation is defined as being present and engaged in all activities and functions. Tthis program is an intense leadership boot camp; applicants should understand that there is very little downtime.

 

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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 2017 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, Hawaiian Time, Sunday, April 23, 2017. In addition to the online application form, all applicants will be asked to complete and provide the following by April 23, 2017:
 
  
These documents can be uploaded along with the online application or mailed to: 
Henry Toll Fellowship
The Council of State Governments
c/o Kelley Arnold
1776 Avenue of the States
Lexington, KY 40511
A completed application form and all supporting materials must be submitted electronically by April 23, 2017.  Hard copies must be received in the mail by April 23. Applicants are welcome to submit all application materials electronically.

 

**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, Hawaiian Time on Sunday, April 23.**

 
Selection Process
Selection for the CSG Toll Fellowship Program is highly competitive. Participants are chosen from all applications received during the 2017 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 2017.

 

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How much does the program cost to attend?

 

 

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What should I expect if I am selected?

 

 

 

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What is required of participants?

 

 
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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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