The third cohort of the AgriLife Advanced Leadership Program began May 2014, and will complete in January of 2016.
Cohort III: Biographies
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Prairie View A&M University
Cohort III: Assignments
Cohort III: Sessions
- Session Agenda
- Advocacy Presentation, Texas A&M Forest Service (Mr. Don Hannemann and Mr. Hughes Simpson) September 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 II Agenda
- Advocacy Presentation, Texas A&M Extension Service (Dr. Courtney Dodd, Dr. John Park & Dr. Brent Auvermann) November 2014
- Book Review ‘Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership’ (Mr. Hughes Simpson, Dr. Beverly Copeland, Dr. Julie Harlin, and Dr. Clint Allred) November 2014
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 III Agenda
- Advocacy Presentation, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (Mr. Joseph Essler and Dr. Amy Swinford) January 2015
- Book Review ‘Flight to Creativity: How to dramatically improve your creative performance’ (Mr. Don Hannemann, Dr. Zhuping Sheng, Dr. Betsy Pierson, and Dr. Brent Auvermann) January 2015
- Book Review/Cohort Activity: Simplex Process Exercise January 2015
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 IV Agenda
- Advocacy Presentation, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Dr. Clint Allred, Dr. Micky Eubanks, Dr. Julie Harlin, Dr. Betsy Pierson)
- Book Review: ‘Caught Between the Dog and The FirePlug’ (Dr. Christine Alvarado, Dr. Micky Eubanks, Dr. John Park, Dr. Amy Swinford) – Presentation
- Book Review: ‘Caught Between the Dog and The FirePlug’ (Dr. Christine Alvarado, Dr. Micky Eubanks, Dr. John Park, Dr. Amy Swinford) – Script
Session V: Leadership Cornerstones
LUBBOCK, TX (August 10 – 13, 2015) – Cohort III gathered in Lubbock, TX for the fifth session of the AgriLife Advanced Leadership Program. Over a three day session, the Cohort focused on Leading Groups Through Conflict and Change. In addition to a full day session at Spirit Ranch, the group toured the Bayer Museum of Agriculture and visited with Bayer Crop Science for a presentation and tour. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Lubbock hosted the Cohort for a full day while a variety of researchers presented on topics related to ongoing programs at the Center. Guest presenters from the Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. and Texas Corn Producers, also added to the day, along with a visit/presentation from Senator Charles Perry, West Texas District 28. Cohort III presented their book review of Leadership and Self Deception edited by The Arbinger Institute and Cohort members from Texas A&M AgriLife Research, gave an advocacy presentation to their peers. Dr. David Doerfert, Texas Tech, spoke to the Cohort about the Texas Tech/TAMU Joint Doctoral Degree Program.
- Agenda for Session V
- Advocacy Presentation, Texas A&M AgriLife Research (Dr. Christine Alvarado and Dr. Zhuping Sheng)
- Book Review: ‘Leadership and Self-Deception’ (J. C. Essler, Dr. Courtney Dodd, Dr. Laura Carson) – Script
Session VI: Leadership in Action
COLLEGE STATION AND PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY (October 12-15, 2015) – Leadership in Action was the title of Cohort III’s sixth meeting. The three day program included: a session on Establishing Vision, Ethics and Integrity presented by The Arbinger Institute; a visit and tour to the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Prairie View A&M University; an advocacy presentation by PVAMU Cohort members; and, a panel presentation on Leadership Philosophies – Leadership in Action by the Executive team. Cohort III presented a book review on The Omnivore’s Dilemma and gave a presentation on the latest draft of their Capstone project.
- Agenda for Session VI
- PVAMU/College of Agriculture and Human Sciences/Dr. Alton Johnson’s Presentation
- Advocacy Presentation, Prairie View A&M University (Dr. Laura Carson & Dr. Beverly Copeland) October 2015; Video; 4-H and Youth Development
- Book Review ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals’ by Michael Pollen (Dr. Brent Auvermann, Dr. Christine Alvarado, Dr. Zhuping Sheng, Dr. John Park & Dr. Julie Harlin) October 2015