ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development has an educational program, Developing Dynamic Leaders, that focuses on maximizing the strengths and skills of each individual. This two-part leadership program is highly interactive and guaranteed to bring out the creativity within you. The sessions will make you more valuable in your job, in volunteer groups, and in your community. The need for effective leadership in business, community organizations, and government is greater than ever before. You owe it to yourself to ratchet your leadership skills up a notch or two.
Shelley Oltmans is a field specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach CED, in this position she serves as the executive director of the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce.
Research has shown that “[i]f our communities are to adapt, prosper, and retain decision-making capabilities, it is essential that local leadership capacity be developed (Brennan, 2013).”
ISU Local Food Leader training program is for anyone interested in food systems development and collaboration.
Community leadership is the process of bringing people together to create change for the good of the community. Leading Communities: A Place-Based Leadership Program is a modular and interactive community leadership program.
Aimee Viniard-Weideman recently joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development (CED) team as a leadership and community development specialist. Viniard-Weideman comes to ISU with a background in leadership, strategic communications, change management, and community relations.