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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

July 5, 2016

2017 National Extension Leadership Development - North Central (NELD-NC) Program

Submitted by Laurie Chandler

The purpose of NELD-NC is to provide current and future Extension leaders with the vision, courage, and tools to lead in a changing world. Our continued participation is an opportunity to make a strategic investment in emerging leaders for KSRE.

The NELD-NC program consists of four sessions and is sponsored by Cooperative Extension in the 12 North Central States. The 2017 program will be delivered by University of Minnesota Extension.

Session 1: January 23-27, 2017 Chicago, IL
Understanding My Role as Leader
Examining leadership and followership through self-assessments, facilitative tools, and personal plans

Session 2: March 31-April 8, 2017 Costa Rica                                 
Entering the Realm of the Other
Incorporating intercultural experiences in leadership with opportunities for exploring Extension-type work through the lens of another culture

Session 3: July 10-14, 2017 Washington DC                                             
Leading in a Shared Power World
Building leadership skills and networks for increased effectiveness in Extension at the national level

Session 4: September 19-22, 2017 St Paul MN                                 
Integrating Leadership for Change
Synthesizing information and skills for practical application in professional and institutional roles

Information about the current program is available at http://www.neld.extension.umn.edu/.

If you have questions or need additional information, call Laurie Chandler, lchandle@ksu.edu, at 785-532-3066.

Participation costs for county/district faculty will be fully funded through the Leadership budget. Tuition for specialists will be covered through the Leadership budget and all travel-related expenses will be the responsibility of their departmental or area unit. Applicants must be able to fully participate in all four sessions.

If you would like to submit an application for the 2017 program, complete the NELD NC application form. Or you can navigate to the Programming website and you will find it under Professional Development. Completed application forms should be returned by email to Laurie Chandler, lchandle@ksu.edu, by August 26, 2016. Selected agents/faculty members will be notified by September 5.

Current class members would be happy to visit with you about their recent experiences. Contact Tara Markley, Tara.Markley@jocogov.org, 913-715-7021; Beth Hinshaw, bhinshaw@ksu.edu, 620-669-3888; and Bradford Wiles, bwiles@ksu.edu, 785-532-1939. You can also view a list of previous participants by clicking on Leadership Programs Participant Directory under Other Resources under the Programming tab.

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