A Selah cohort includes about 20 leaders who participate in all trainings together over a six-month period, forming a learning community. Through training together, each cohort’s members develop a common skill set and a sense of accountability and mutual support. Members foster an aligned vision for leadership development and build the trust necessary for risk-taking and innovative collaboration. Selah cohort members gain skills in personal mastery, organizational effectiveness, and collaboration in the field. Cohorts can be regional, national or constituency-based. Bend the Arc’s Selah Leadership Program is highly selective. Because each cohort is unique, we encourage those who are not accepted for a cohort to reapply.