What is the Energy Futures Lab?
- Platform for ongoing experimentation, innovation, and collaboration
- Network to share lessons and knowledge among participating organizations and their stakeholders
- Channel to spark a new energy future narrative that inspires dialogue and action on key issues and challenges
What are the timeframes and process for the EFL?
- Thursday, Feb 2: Initial workshop in Red Deer. If you’re applying to the Fellowship, before January 11, please hold this date for now.
- Early April: EFL Showcase event in Calgary (1/2 day)
- May: two-day workshop for Fellows. It will be scheduled soon near Calgary
- October: 1-2 day workshop for Fellows
- November: EFL Transition Summit (conference)
In between workshops and events, we expect that Fellows will be working on their collaborative initiatives. Meeting frequency and time commitment varies across initiatives. For example, currently some groups have a call every week or two, while others meet monthly or less frequently.
Please note that orientation for Fellows involves attending a 1.5 hour webinar and a three-day EFL Leadership Bootcamp. The next Bootcamp is scheduled for March 1-3, 2017.
What is the role of the Fellowship?
Why a Fellowship?
What is the benefit in being a Fellow?
- Develop leading-edge knowledge and skills to collaborate, lead and manage in an increasingly dynamic and complex energy environment.
- Glean strategic intelligence and insights about the energy space from peers and system-sensing research.
- Build a strategic and systems-level understanding of the energy field, its players and interrelationships.
- Be part of an influential and supportive network of dynamic changemakers committed to creating positive impact and tangible outcomes.
- Develop and enhance important relationships in an age of increased expectations for transparency and collaboration.
- Play a major role in a high profile initiative that will contribute to Alberta’s energy future.
How much time is involved? What is the full commitment?
How has EFL built diversity into the program?
While this is a broad recruitment call and we welcome applications from all backgrounds, we are also specifically targeting Fellows from the following groups: rural Alberta, additional First Nation participants, utilities, transportation sector, and elected officials.
How will the selection of Fellows be made?
Online applications close by 5:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday, March 17, 2017. Applications received before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 will be considered for early approval to join the EFL Fellows at the Feb 2 gathering in Red Deer.
Applications will be reviewed by a subset of the EFL support team, with input from the Steering Committee and EFL Fellows. Selection of Fellows is based on the merit of each potential applicant as compared to the selection criteria, while ensuring that the Energy Futures Lab Fellowship as a whole reflects a broad diversity of actors and voices that play a vital role in the future of Alberta’s energy system.