The SightLife Academy Fellowship is an opportunity to learn from one of the most effective, efficient, and largest eye banks in the world. This intensive, three-week program uses an international-standard best practices approach to develop strong leaders in eye banking, emphasizing people leadership, operational excellence, and problem-solving.
The Fellowship develops capacity and leadership within the greater eye banking community to catalyze growth and development of eye banking, and ultimately, help eliminate treatable corneal blindness. With a tissue volume of 7000+ transplanted corneas per year with domestic operations, and another 10000+ transplants per year from SightLife Global Partner eye banks, the program teaches best practices from around the world, and utilizes trainers and mentors with global experience in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
The SightLife Academy Fellowship is designed to be hands-on, experiential, and project-based. The format includes a mix of didactic courses, small group sessions with trainers, independent project work with a mentor, and participation in the leading national eye banking conference.
Course components include:
|EBAA Registration Fee||$850|
|Expenses (meals, taxis, etc. estimated at $42/day)||$850|
|Domestic Flight||$300 (estimate)|
The ideal applicant is a Full Time Eye Bank Manager/Executive Director with at least a year of technical operations experience who oversees staff, including administrative and operational tasks. Candidates from developing countries with high need will receive priority. Since this is an advanced course for leaders, minimum criteria include:
Download the SightLife Academy Fellowship Application Form - Word (Word Doc | 159 KB) or
Download the SightLife Academy Fellowship Application Form - PDF (PDF | 276 KB).
Contact Brian Washburn, Global Training & Development Manager, at .