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NELD Applications Being Accepted

July 20, 2017

NELD Applications Being Accepted

by Greg Davis

Enthusiastic about Extension work? Interested in developing your ability to lead Extension into the future? If your vision of your future includes building your career with Extension, then the NELD North Central leadership experience may be just the opportunity you need!

NELD is an annual four-session program designed to help participants:

  1. Learn, apply and reflect on new effective leadership, organizational collaboration and change concepts and strategies
  2. Develop a better understanding of self and enhance personal effectiveness
  3. Strengthen competence in decision-making, build leadership capacity, improve effectiveness of Extension programming and promote life-long learning.
  4. Broaden their understanding of Extension on a local, state, national and international level
  5. Build a more robust national Extension network

Session dates and locations for 2018 include (100% attendance is required):

  • February 5-9 (Chicago)
  • April 13-21 (Costa Rica)
  • July 9-13 (Washington, DC)
  • September 18-21 (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

Interested educators, program staff and specialists can apply by responding in 300 words or less to the question: “Why I am an ideal candidate for NELD North Central in 2018”

To be considered for the 2018 class, send your answer to the question above to by August 7. You can learn more about the program at and direct questions to any OSUE regional director or assistant director.