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Great Lakes Leadership Academy Seeks Applicants
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Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 30 for the 2014 Emerging Leader Program and the 2014-15 Leadership Advancement Program.


Source: Michigan State University Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Contact: Vicki Pontz at pontzv@msu.edu or 517-432-8685

Great Lakes Leadership Academy Seeks Applicants


The Great Lakes Leadership Academy (GLLA) is seeking applicants for either the 2014 Emerging Leader Program or the 2014-15 Leadership Advancement Program. The academy is dedicated to helping develop the next generation of leadership for communities and the food systems, agriculture, natural resources, manufacturing and environmental sectors of Michigan. It is housed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University.

The Leadership Advancement Program (LAP) is designed to bring together leaders from diverse backgrounds and expose them to critical issues associated with the sustainability of Great Lakes communities along with innovative, equitable and inclusive approaches for addressing those issues. The LAP is designed for seasoned leaders seeking to enhance their impact on Michigan. The LAP consists of 12 sessions over 18 months and includes an international experience to provide participants the opportunity to learn from the successes and challenges of another country dealing with similar issues. The agenda features opportunities to explore quality-of-life and sustainable community issues from local and global perspectives, and examines leadership for the common good in the context of cultural, social and environmental challenges facing this and other parts of the world.

The Emerging Leader Program is delivered over a seven-month period in three, four-day sessions. Focus is on developing individual and organizational leadership skills and applying those skills in a collaborative fashion. The program uses classroom-based and experiential learning to help participants develop an understanding of individual and organizational behavior and development, and to teach advanced communication and conflict management techniques. The program equips participants with the means to assess and measure personal and professional growth and acquire advanced process and relationship skills to become effective leaders.

Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 30 for the 2014 Emerging Leader Program and the 2014-15 Leadership Advancement Program at www.glla.msu.edu.

Partial scholarships are available from GLLA for both programs to help offset the cost for those with demonstrated need. Questions should be directed to Vicki Pontz at pontzv@msu.edu, phone 517-432-8685.

To learn more about GLLA programs or find an application, visit www.glla.msu.edu.