MPA alum Pugh attends Salzburg Global Seminar

From MPA alum Sherrie Pugh of the orlando.charles company: "I attended the November 2015 Salzburg Global Seminar on Innovation of Aging Societies. It was an international group of 50 people form 28 different countries sharing the challenges the world is facing with the Silver Generation.  The opportunity to learn of the many innovations different societies were utilizing and implementing in the  one on one and groups conversation was extremely informative.  The week of international conversation was incredibly  motivating.  I was so inspired that I draft a policy paper that has been shared with several Minnesota legislators. I continue to share the experience with fellow board members of aging organizations I serve.   

The support of the Humphrey School, McKnight Foundation and the Salzburg Seminar made this international opportunity a possibility that has impacted my work on aging."

HHH has Fellowships for 2 Salzburg Seminars (Austria)--application process open now

Fellowships to 2 Salzburg Seminars (Austria) open now--applications welcome, please distribute widely

Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) McKnight Foundation Fellowship Program

The International Fellows and Scholars Program office is proud to administer a university-wide program that awards fellowships to outstanding residential mid-career professionals to attend a session at the Salzburg Global Seminar through a grant from the McKnight Foundation.

The Salzburg Global Seminar convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society. Sessions average about five-days supporting the mission of the Seminar to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concerns. Beginning in 1947, the Salzburg Global Seminar has convened more than 25,000 fellows representing more than 160 countries.

The Seminar welcomes applications to its annual programs which bring together approximately sixty distinguished international participants including emerging leaders, known as "Fellows" from government, business, academia, and nongovernmental organizations. The sessions are cross-sectoral and cross-cultural in approach, with the objective of broadening and deepening perspectives to promote informed action and far-sighted decision making among key professionals worldwide. Particular emphasis is placed on generating cutting-edge ideas and on developing proposals for action.

The International Fellows and Scholars Program office is accepting applications for a limited number of full or partial scholarships to attend sessions that are available based on certain eligibility criteria. Please visit the Seminar’s website at for additional information about the sessions.

Eligibility Criteria:
1.Current Minnesota resident.
2. Mid-career professionals from government, business, academia, and nongovernmental organizations.

To be considered for the scholarship, all applicants must send:
1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
2. Biographical sketch of 150 words or less.
3. A brief write-up (500 words maximum) on how the specific conference(s) you are applying to attend fits into the framework of your expertise and areas of interest. Please include how you intend to use your experience to benefit your community, the type of scholarship that you are seeking (full or partial) and why a scholarship is necessary.

Below is a list of the current programs that are open for application and nominations:

Better Health Care: How do we learn about improvement? 10 Jul - 15 Jul, 2016

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators III 11 Oct - 16 Oct, 2016

Toward a Shared Culture of Health: Enriching and Charting the Patient-Clinician Relationship 29 Oct - 04 Nov, 2016

Rethinking Care toward the End of Life 14 Dec - 19 Dec, 2016

You must turn in all application materials at least 2 months prior to the start of a session.

To Apply:
Please send completed applications to

Contact :
If you have questions, please e-mail or call Sherry Gray.

Alumni: For a list of our McKnight Fellows click here.

Sherry Gray
Lecturer, Global Policy Area
Director, Global Programs and International Fellows and Scholars Programs Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
232 Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 USA
Telephone (1-612) 626-5674(办) Fax 625-3513
Skype: graysherry

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