Leadership Academy

All ISU Extension and Outreach employees are eligible to apply for participation in the Leadership Academy. Over the course of one year, participants in this program will focus on 4 components of leadership development: self-awareness, leadership theory and best practice, understanding and building teams, and organizational leadership. Participants will be engaged in face-to-face, online, and independent learning opportunities and group assignments. It will be a cohort experience with a selection including individuals who represent a diversity of roles throughout the organization, providing opportunities to network and learn more about ISU Extension and Outreach on a broad scale.

A complete Information Sheet about the Leadership Academy, including application details, can be found online.

Program Goals:

  • Build leadership skills and capacity in staff to support and prepare for new and evolving roles within Extension and Outreach.
  • Create a climate of leadership development as a priority at all levels within our organization.
  • Assist staff in developing a peer leadership network in order to enhance personal leadership practice, collaboration, and diversity of perspectives.

Key Dates for 2023

Orientation Webinar: 9:00 am, Tues., Dec. 13, 2022

Session 1: Jan. 23-24, 2023

Session 2: April 11-12, 2023

Session 3: June 19-20, 2023

Session 4: Sept. 19-20, 2023

Successful applicants must commit to participation in each of the above sessions. There will also be additional online sessions scheduled throughout the year to complement the above.

Each participant will also be asked to identify a way they will use their leadership skills to give back to the Organization upon completion of the Academy.

Application Deadline for the 2023 Cohort: Oct. 20, 2022

Applicants must apply online, including a current resume/vita and a letter explaining their goals for participation. A PDF document of the application is available online.

As a part of your online application, you will be asked for contact information for your supervisor, who will be requested to provide a letter of nomination

If you have questions about the Leadership Academy, contact Brenda Allen, Professional Development Manager, at bsallen@iastate.edu

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