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.

  • Video seminars (10-20 minutes) for independent learning.
  • “Coffee Shop” chats 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.
  • Interactive online sessions via Zoom video conferencing are typically the last Friday from 12-2 p.m. (ET).

Registration: Click here to register.
          Registration deadline: June 29, 2018    
          Cancellation: Cancellations will be refunded through June 29 less a $50 processing fee
          Class limit: 20 participants

Areas of Focus:

I. Leadership in the City Introduction Schedule
    Welcome and Overview of Course Content, Context, and Technology August 2018
II. Entrepreneurial Leadership in the City  
    A. Your Personal Context as a Leader in the City September 2018
    B. City Context: What is Unique About Extension Engagement in Cities?      October 2018
    C. Land-Grant University Community Engagement Context              November 2018
III. Inclusive Engagement in the City  
    Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Competency December 2018
IV. Entrepreneurial Innovation in the City   
    Program, Project & Product Development to Proactively Engage Diverse Audiences & Teams January 2019
V. Entrepreneurial Marketing in the City  
    University Extension Practices in Urban Communities February 2019
VI. Entrepreneurial Networks in the City  
   Collaborating with Advisory Groups, Elected Officials, Public & Private Partners March 2019
VII. Entrepreneurial Management in the City  
     Management of Resources, Risks & Change; Strategy & Structure; Accountability   April 2019
VIII. Leadership in Action  
     Opportunity to meet in person at the National Urban Extension Leaders Conference May 2019

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 11 Video seminars and supplemental multimedia resources
Flat.png 10 Sequential action projects (creation of an individual plan and portfolio)
Shutter icon 9 Interactive online sessions via Zoom video conferencing + one in-person opportunity
Chat icon 10 Months of collaborative online learning
Coffee cup icon 9 Coffee Shop chats via Zoom video conferencing
Checkmark icon Application through continual learning, reflection, coaching, mentoring, self-paced modules, and more

2018-19 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: Click here to register.
          Registration deadline: June 29, 2018
          Cancellation: Cancellations will be refunded through June 29 less a $50 processing fee
          Class limit: 20 participants

Approval Letter: Letter for Supervisor