Application, SEED New Leaders Week - SEED Project Year 2020-21
Please make sure you read the important information at https://www.nationalseedproject.org/be-a-part/apply-now before beginning this form, and that you draft your essay answers in the Word document that you will find there, before you enter those answers below.

Please do NOT complete this form using all capital letters.
Conditions for Applying
As you begin the application process, please read over each of the following statements and write your initials in the adjacent box to signify that you understand what you are committing to should you be accepted into SEED.
I am applying to attend SEED New Leaders Week (NLW) on behalf of an institution, organization, or community committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice by sending me to NLW and hosting a SEED seminar in the coming year. *
Please enter your initials to indicate you agree.
Your answer
I understand that by participating in SEED NLW, I am committing to leading an ongoing SEED seminar that meets for at least 24 hours total in sessions no shorter than 90 minutes over no fewer than 10 weeks between August 2020 and July 2021. Traditionally, SEED seminars have been three hours once a month for nine months, and alternative models have also worked effectively. *
Please enter your initials to indicate you agree.
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I will be able to recruit and retain at least 8, and preferably 15 to 25, members of my institution, organization, or community to regularly attend the SEED seminar I facilitate. *
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I understand that by “diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice,” SEED means that all people should be able to be their whole selves and well -- especially those who have been historically marginalized because of their cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, national, gender, sexual, spiritual, or socioeconomic identities and their physical, mental, or emotional well-being. Additionally, SEED believes that people must work on being in just relationship with one another -- especially those in positions of systemic privilege and dominance and who have the most power to end structural inequities. I am committed to these values for all people and to learning more and to moving toward enacting them. *
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I understand that SEED brings together our personal stories, experiences, and identities with systemic analyses, power, and change. This means that I am ready to reflect on and share about my own identities and stories about my identities including my racial, linguistic, national, gender, sexual, socioeconomic, religious/spiritual, and ability/wellness-based identities. I am also committed to understanding my own role in and responsibility for my personal and broader social justice given the systems of oppression in which all of us are involved. I will do this work on my own, in affinity with others who share specific identities, and in cross-identity groups. *
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I understand that SEED NLW is a RESIDENTIAL training. I am committed to being on site and present at all required sessions from 3 pm on Day 1 until 11 am until Day 7. I understand that I will be with 50-70 other SEED participants and 12-18 SEED staff with a range of identities and lived experiences. I understand that our intention is to build a learning community where all voices are included and each person is expected to do their own work and be willing to engage with others with both shared and different identities and experiences. I understand that, except in extenuating circumstances, all participants at NLW will be housed in dorm-style double or triple rooms -- that is, I will have a roommate or roommates for the week. *
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I understand that SEED NLW is an IMMERSIVE experiential training. I understand that this is practice-based training where each session builds on the previous sessions. I understand that SEED NLW is meant to provide me with my own SEED learning experience and to prepare me to lead a SEED seminar over this next year. I am committed to participating in both parts of this process as an individual and as part of a cohort. I understand that SEED staff will be present to encourage and guide both my own personal growth and my facilitative capacities. *
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I understand that SEED NLW is an intensive training. I understand that there are at least six hours of work to complete before attending NLW if I am accepted. I understand that required sessions run each day from 8:30 am until 9:00 pm for a total of 48 hours during the week. I understand that optional unstructured and structured learning and activities continue during meals times, afternoon R&R, and in the evening after our formal sessions have ended with most participants reporting 60-72 hours of actual work during the week. *
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I understand that while SEED provides trained staff, intentionally-designed sessions, ample amenities, and adequate opportunities for rest, well-being, and leisure, I am responsible for my own self-care before, during, and after NLW so that I can be physically, cognitively, and emotionally prepared and present for my own work and our week together. I also understand the collective care that is necessary at such a training, and will commit to honoring the nightly quiet hours of 11 pm to 6 am so that people may rest for our work together. *
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I understand that my application will not be reviewed until an administrator with the institutional and fiscal authority to support my attending NLW and my SEED seminar across the year submits the Administrative Support Form on my behalf. *
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I understand that my application may be returned to me in order to clarify or expand upon answers that I provide. *
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I understand that should I be accepted, my participation in NLW will not be reserved and guaranteed until my organization has submitted a deposit of $1000. *
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I understand that I am applying to attend a National SEED Project New Leaders Week and will attend the week in its entirety. *
Instead of initialing, please indicate your preferred New Leaders Week date and location. (Content is the same each week.) Please indicate first, second, and third choices. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SECOND WEEK IS A CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATE THAT YOU MAY HAVE SEEN. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
First Choice
Second Choice
Third Choice
July 5-11, 2020, Marin County, CA
July 27-Aug 2, 2020, Seattle, WA
Aug 10-16, 2020, Seattle, WA
If there are weeks that you absolutely CANNOT attend, please check which weeks you are NOT available to attend.
Check if you CANNOT attend any of the following weeks.
To reiterate your understanding of and commitment to our SEED framework, please continue by typing out the following statement followed by your name: "I have read and agreed to all the above statements and understand that I will be held to these statements during this application process and at New Leaders Week if accepted." *
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Personal Information
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Ms., Mr., Mx., Dr., etc.
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First name *
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Last name *
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Preferred name (that you would like us to call you and refer to you by)
(If different from first name.)
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Job title(s) and current roles in the institution, organization, or community in which you are applying to lead a SEED seminar (please include grades taught and subject areas if applicable) *
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Home mailing address 1 *
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Home mailing address 2
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Home city *
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Home State
If outside of USA: home state/province
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Home zip/postal code *
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Home country
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Please make sure we have phone and email information for accounts that you check regularly during the summer months.
Work e-mail *
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Personal e-mail
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Personal phone
Please be sure to leave at least one phone number so that we may contact you in case of questions.
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Work phone
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How did you learn about the National SEED Project? *
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If you indicated above that you learned about SEED from a conference or advertisement, please indicate which conference or publication.
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