Cohort III


AboutThe third cohort of the AgriLife Advanced Leadership Program began May 2014, and will complete in January of 2016.

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 


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Texas A&M AgriLife Research


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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


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Texas A&M Forest Service


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Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory


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Prairie View A&M University





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Cohort III: SessionsDown Arrow
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Session I: Setting the Course
COLLEGE STATION, TX (September 15-18, 2014)

Session II: Leadership Cornerstones
SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 10-13, 2014) – Leadership Cornerstones marked the second meeting of the AgriLife Advanced Leadership Program Cohort III.  Session competencies included Solving Problems Creatively and Building Relationships and Interpersonal Skills.  Program agenda included AgriLife Extension Service’s Cohort III Advocacy Presentation, launch of the cohort’s peer shadowing experience as well as a visit and tour of Texas A&M University – San Antonio Campus.

Session III: Leadership Cornerstones
COLLEGE STATION, TX (January 4-6, 2015) – This Leadership Cornerstones session was the third meeting of the AgriLife Advanced Leadership Program, Cohort III. The two day session coincided with the 2015 Texas A&M AgriLife Conference, January 5-9, 2015 “Lone Star State of Mind: Shining a Light on Service.” Cohort III competencies focused on Building Relationships and Interpersonal Skills as well as Developing a Professional and Personal Leadership Plan. Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) Cohort III participants gave an Advocacy Presentation and Diagnostic Cases Presentation, followed by a  tour of TVMDL in College Station.   Dr. Bill Dugas, Mr. Tom Boggus, Dr. Craig Nessler, Dr. Doug Steele, Dr. Bruce Akey and Dr. Alton Johnson joined the Cohort and Executive for a luncheon and leadership roundtable discussion.    Cohort members also began the feedback process on their peer shadowing assignment.

Session IV: External Relations
AUSTIN, TX (April 13-16, 2015) – External Relations was the fourth gathering for the AgriLife Advanced Leadership Program, Cohort III. The three day program focused on managing power and influence, understanding the role of a public servant from a public service aspect, as well as awareness of political and ethical pressures in public leadership roles. Guest speakers included: Reeve Hamilton, Executive Director of Media Relations, Texas A&M University System; as well as panelists representing Commodity Key Stakeholders. Cohort III members met with new members of the legislature, staffers, Austin Interns as well as Joe Cox, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Cristina Cornejo, Program Coordinator, External Relations, Texas A&M AgriLife. The Honorable Chancellor John Sharp and Dr. Mark Hussey gave presentations during the opening reception on Monday evening.  Cohort III toured the Hirshfeld-Moore House, attended the House Agriculture & Livestock Committee Hearing and the Higher Education Committee Hearing.  The meetings ended with a visit to the Bastrop State Park and a tour of recovery efforts from the 2011 Lost Pines/Bastrop forest fires.

Session V: Leadership Cornerstones
COLLEGE STATION, TX (August 10-13, 2015)

Session VI: Leadership in Action
LOCATION TBD (October 12-15, 2015)

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