Leadership development

Explore leadership and culture change with Marshall Stewart and Makele Ndessokia

MU Extension’s new Leadership Book Club. Extension has provided the book and the opportunity to take part in a twice-monthly book club discussion online with Marshall Stewart, Makele Ndessokia and your peers.

For more information, visit the Leadership Book Club webpage. If you still have questions about the MU Extension Leadership Book Club, please contact Makele Ndessokia, MU Extension senior human resources manager at ndessokiaj@missouri.edu.

Leadership development opportunities

The following are programs available for extension personnel to develop their leadership skills for enhancing their role in MU Extension.

CDA – Community Development Academy
An intensive, experiential, five-day course (for noncredit or for three hours undergraduate or graduate credit), which explores ideas and develops practical skills for effectively involving and empowering local citizens and leaders in community-based efforts. Offered by MU Extension Community Development.

MELD – Missouri Extension Leadership Development
A 16-month program for 20 faculty or administrative participants selected through an application process. Participants meet 5 times for 4-day workshops to enhance their leadership skills.

NC NELD – North Central Extension Leadership Development
National Extension leadership training for participants selected by their administrators. Check with your regional director or campus program director for more information on participating. Participant application forms for NELD 2019 are due by August 10, 2018 to your supervisor; and forwarded from the supervisor to Megan Martin by August 17, 2018: 2019 NELD Application (DOCX).

Overview of NELD (PDF)

PILD - Public Issues Leadership Development

PILD is an annual conference held in the spring in Washington D.C. It is a professional development opportunity for the members of the seven organizations of JCEP:
Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP), Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP), the National Association of County Agricultural  Agents (NACAA), the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA), the National Association of Extension Program & Staff Development (NAEPSDP), and National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Contact Tracy Feller, Director of Partnership and Stakeholder Development with questions.  

PILD Conference (DOCX)

Paid development leave
MU Extension staff may apply for development leave per policy HR 406. Check with your director or supervisor to discuss a plan for participating. See resources and guidelines below.

Other resources

MU Faculty development

Journal of Extension

Diversity Across Higher Education (eXtension)