LEAD21 program—Apply by Nov 15

The LEAD21 program is intended to meet the future needs for leadership development of faculty, specialists, district and regional directors, program and team leaders, research station and center directors, department heads and chairs, and others in the universities’ colleges of agricultural, environmental, natural resources, veterinary sciences, and human sciences and USDA/NIFA. Individuals from land-grant, NARRU institutions and USDA are encouraged to participate.

The primary purpose of LEAD21 is to develop leaders in land grant institutions and their strategic partners who link research, academics, and extension in order to lead more effectively in an increasingly complex environment, either in their current position or as they aspire to other positions.

Program goals:

• Enhance application of skills and knowledge learned in four core leadership development areas (change, conflict, communication, and collaboration)

• Develop a peer leadership network in order to enhance personal leadership practice, collaboration, and diversity of perspective

• Develop and implement an individual leadership development process

Program components: Three on-site sessions and Independent learning experiences

• Session I: June 21 – 26, 2015; Minneapolis, MN

• Session II: October 5 – 8, 2015; Kansas City, MO

• Session III: February 22 – 25, 2016; Washington, DC

Program cost:  $9,500 (includes lodging, meals and educational materials for all three sessions). Limited scholarships available

Application deadline: November 14, 2014. Apply online:

More info: Call for Applications LEAD21 Class XI