Leadership in the City is a professional development program for Extension professionals working in urban areas who aim to be locally relevant, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally.
In the first five years of the program, 127 Extension professionals from 31 states have participated. Here’s what some of your peers had to say:
- “Thought-provoking and a good way to learn about what others are working on across the country.”
- “The course went beyond giving content, to encouraging critical thinking and application.”
- “Completing the course has pushed me to explore my inner self to look deep into how I can be a better leader and how to be a more inclusive leader.”
- “I appreciated the vast number of resources that were shared. A great investment.”
This online professional development program will help you learn about leadership, networks, innovation, marketing, management, and more. The program is based on a foundation of entrepreneurial theory and urban Extension practice and will build upon existing leadership experiences, management training, and Extension professional development.
You will learn from experienced leaders; apply what you learn in your city, region, or state; engage in critical thinking and creative problem solving; and participate in online learning.
The investment in the program is $500 plus a commitment to work hard and have fun investing approximately 8 hours per month. The 6-month online course begins in December 2022. If you have multiple participants from the same institute, you are each entitled to a $100 discount (Discount code: LITC23-MULT).
Course instructor: Ramona Madhosingh-Hector (email@example.com), Regional Specialized Agent, Urban Sustainability, University of Florida, IFAS Extension. Course advisor: Julie Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director – Urban Engagement, Ohio State University Extension. Course manager: Michelle Gaston (email@example.com). This course was originally developed by Ohio State University Extension.
Complete details, a printable flier, and registration can be found at go.osu.edu/urbanleadership. The deadline for registration is December 2. Registration is limited to 24 participants, so don’t delay.