LeadAR Applicant Criteria
What is required of a Class Participant?
As a LeadAR participant, you will join 29 other individuals and travel to eight different locations across the state where you will take part in issue-based discussions, skill building exercises, and hands-on activities. One-on-one and small group discussions, expert panels, and site visits will enhance your learning experience on topics encompassing agriculture, education, health, policy development, natural resources, environment, water, poverty, cultural diversity, and community and economic development.
During the 24 month timeframe, participants are expected to attend 42 days of formal program instruction. While in the faculty-led program, class members will:
- Develop and complete a leadership project within their communities
- Attend eight three-day seminars held across the state
- Participate in a National Study Tour in Washington, D.C. for seven days
- Attend an eleven-day International Study Tour
- Complete individual and group assignments