Leadership in the City

Leadership in the City
Professional Development Program

Leadership in the City is a professional development program to prepare Extension professionals working in urban areas to be locally relevant, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally. The curriculum builds upon existing leadership experiences, management training, and Extension professional development. The program was developed based on a foundation of theory and practice.

The 10 modules of this course span 10 months so you can balance your work. Throughout the course, you will engage in action projects, collaborative online learning, and application. Additional individual learner support can be scheduled as needed.

  • Pre-Recorded Videos (10-20 minutes) for independent learning.
  • Coffee Shop via Zoom video conferencing typically the second Friday of the month 12-1 p.m. (ET).
  • Assignments are typically due the third Friday of the month.
  • Leadership in Action sessions via Zoom video conferencing are typically the last Friday from 12-2 p.m. (ET).
Registration is open for the 2019-20 course.

Registration:
          Click this link to register.
         
Registration deadline is: July 19, 2019   
          Cancellation policy is: Cancellations will be refunded through July 19 less a $50 processing fee
          Class limit: 20

Areas of Focus:

I. Leadership in the City Introduction Schedule
    Welcome and Overview of Course Content, Context, and Technology August 2019
II. Entrepreneurial Leadership in the City  
    A. Your Personal Context as a Leader in the City September 2019
    B. City Context: What is Unique About Extension Engagement in Cities?      October 2019
    C. Land-Grant University Community Engagement Context              November 2019
III. Inclusive Engagement in the City  
    Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Competency December 2019
IV. Entrepreneurial Innovation in the City   
    Program, Project & Product Development to Proactively Engage Diverse Audiences & Teams January 2020
V. Entrepreneurial Marketing in the City  
    University Extension Practices in Urban Communities February 2020
VI. Entrepreneurial Networks in the City  
   Collaborating with Advisory Groups, Elected Officials, Public & Private Partners March 2020
VII. Entrepreneurial Management in the City  
     Management of Resources, Risks & Change; Strategy & Structure; Accountability   April 2020
VIII. Leadership in Action (partner with a national association for an optional in-person gathering) May 2020

Methods: Learn from content experts, apply what you learn in your city, participate in the online interactive learning. Each competency-based module incorporates interactive digital delivery and the flipped classroom model for active learning and engagement through:

Video icon 10 Pre-Recorded Videos and supplemental multimedia resources
Flat.png 10 Assignments (creation of an individual and organizational plans)
Shutter icon 9 Leadership in Action sessions via Zoom video conferencing + one in-person opportunity
Chat icon 10 Months of collaborative online learning
Coffee cup icon 9 Coffee Shop via Zoom video conferencing
Checkmark icon Application through continual learning, reflection, coaching, mentoring, self-paced modules, and more

FAQ: Link to Leadership in the City FAQ

2019-20 Monthly Schedule: Link to the Monthly Schedule

Complete Details: Link to a Printable flier

Investment: $500 plus a commitment to work hard and have fun investing 8-14 hours per month during the 10-month course.

Registration is open for the 2019-20 course.

Registration:
          Click this link to register.
          Registration deadline is: July 19, 2019   
          Cancellation policy is: Cancellations will be refunded through July 19 less a $50 processing fee
          Class limit: 20

Approval Letter: Letter for Supervisor

Testimony: In the first two offerings of the program, 27 states were represented by 49 Extension professionals participating in this program. Here is what your peers had to say.

This course is offered through Ohio State University Extension. CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.