How It Works
The one-year LEAD21 core curriculum includes 3 sessions and a concurrent individual learning component.
Leadership competencies are enhanced using a combination of exposure, information, knowledge and practice.
A maximum of 75 participants will be accepted into the program each year, divided into three cohorts for on-site sessions and other group activities.
Each participant’s application must be supported by their dean, director (academic programs, extension or research), or administrator. Institutions are encouraged to send a team of individuals.
The Board of Directors will make a strong effort each year to assure the class represents the diversity of the Land Grant system and its key partners.
A land-grant university (also called land-grant college or land-grant institution) is an institution of higher education in the United States designated by a state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890.
Uses self-assessments to increase awareness of leadership strengths, weaknesses, and styles, and teaches various leadership skills and tools. Participants establish a personal development plan.
Uses simulations and small group exercises to increase awareness of group and team dynamics, the role of individuals within those groups and teams, and how communication, conflict, change, and collaboration effect teams.
This session takes place in Washington, D.C. and focuses on public leadership, policy development, and federal legislation, as well as managing change and resources.