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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

June 27, 2017

Applications Being Accepted for 2018 NELD North Central

Submitted by Laurie Chandler

Enthusiastic about K-State Research and Extension? Interested in developing your ability to lead Extension into the future? If your vision of your future includes building your career with Extension, then the NELD North Central leadership experience may be just the opportunity you need!

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. NELD is an annual four session program designed to help participants:

  • Learn, apply and reflect on new effective leadership, organizational collaboration and change concepts and strategies
  • Develop a better understanding of self and enhance personal effectiveness
  • Strengthen competence in decision-making, build leadership capacity, improve effectiveness of Extension programming and promote life-long learning
  • Broaden understanding of Extension on a local, state, national and international level
  • Build a more robust national Extension network

Session dates and location for 2018 include (100% attendance is required)

February 5-9 (Chicago, IL) Understanding My Role as Leader

April 13-21 (Costa Rica) Entering the Realm of the Other

July 9-13 (Washington DC) Leading in a Shared Power World

September 18-21 (Minneapolis area) Integrating Leadership for Change

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

Participation costs for county/district faculty will be fully funded through the KSRE Leadership budget. Tuition for specialists will be covered through the KSRE 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 2018 program, complete the NELD NC application form. Completed application forms should be returned by email to Laurie Chandler, lchandle@ksu.edu, by September 1. Selected agents/faculty members will be notified by September 13.

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

Current class members would also be happy to visit with you about their recent experiences. Contact Jamie Rathbun, jrathbun@ksu.edu, 785-472-4442; or Carlos Campabadal, campa@ksu.edu, 785 532-3187. You can also view a list of previous participants by clicking on Leadership Programs Participant Directory.