Applications for 2018 Bridge Fellowship Program due Friday

If you are looking for an opportunity to expand your skills, grow as a leader, and gain a deeper understanding of King County government, why not apply to be part of the 2018 King County Bridge Fellowship Program. The fellowship is an 18-week professional development program that expands participants’ mindsets, strengthens current competencies, and helps participants develop new skills. Applications for the 2018 Bridge Fellowship Program are due this Friday, June 8, 2018.

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The 2017 Graduating Bridge Fellows with Executive Constantine, Chief People Officer Whitney Abrams, and Bridge Fellowship Program Manager Debra Baker.

Debra Baker, a Bridge Fellow herself, now manages the program and says, “The Bridge Fellowship Program is an energizing and educational experience that reinforces and introduces leadership methods and skills that help participants both professionally and personally.  Even though I’ve graduated the program, I still gain new learning and insights each year!”

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Debra Baker

The Bridge Fellowship, open to all full-time and TLT employees, was reestablished in 2013-2014 by King County Executive Dow Constantine. Bridge Fellows will participate in a rigorous application and interview process before joining this year’s cohort. Over the course of the program, participants engage in classroom learning, group projects, presentations and career development activities, as well as interviews and site visits to explore the County’s agencies and their priorities.

The Bridge Fellowship – part of Executive Constantine’s Investing in YOU strategy – is helping employees across the County be their best work. “The Bridge Fellowship Program provides tools and insights for individuals to grow and thrive in their careers no matter who you are or where you are in the organization,” said Debra. “I highly recommend Bridge!”

To find out more and apply, please visit the Bridge Fellowship website, and direct questions to BridgeFellowship@KingCounty.gov.