Over the course of 17 months (3 semesters), students will engage in leadership modules, an international travel experience, and are paired with a mentor. This leadership experience prepares students for positions in business, communications, science, natural resources and pre-professional studies.
Dr. Natalie Coers
Lecturer of Global Agricultural Leadership Development
CALS Leadership Institute / Global Leadership and Change Certificate
CALS Leadership Institute Highlights
- Leadership and Organizational Development
Students participate in three, 2-credit-hour leadership courses specifically designed around the 14 leadership modules of the CALS Leadership Institute. Several personal leadership assessment tools are utilized in the courses to enhance personal understanding of leadership strengths and personality.
- Leadership Competencies
Intentional focus is placed on developing the following leadership competencies during the program:
- Team Development
- Communication Skills
- Ethical Practices
- Systems Thinking
- Leading Change
- Program & Project Management
- Community Building
- Emotional Intelligence
- Intercultural Competence
- Mentoring Program
Each student in the CALS Leadership Institute is paired with a mentor to help guide the process of professional development and preparation for transition to a career or professional school. Mentors are alumni or friends of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.