How to Participate

AboutThe AgriLife Advanced Leadership Program focuses on developing advanced leaders from across AgriLife who want to enhance their leadership and personal development skills. The program, which lasts for 18 months, builds leadership, while providing a greater understanding of The Texas A&M System and the land–grant mission.

 

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Eligibility | Costs | Time Requirements | Nominations/Applications | Participant Confirmation

 

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Who?Eligible participants are faculty and professional staff from the five components of Texas A&M AgriLife: the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Forest Service, and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory as well as from the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Prairie View A&M University. Selection is based on a nomination and application process. 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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  • Must be employed at least 50% percent by the College
  • Must be an associate professor or higher with at least two years of AgriLife experience

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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  • Must be employed at least 50 percent by AgriLife Research
  • Must be an associate professor or higher with at least two years of AgriLife experience

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

  • Must be employed at least 50 percent by AgriLife Extension
  • Must be at the Extension agent, program specialist, or Extension specialist level with at least five years of AgriLife experience
  • Completion of the SALE-LE Program preferred

 

Texas A&M Forest Service

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  • Must be employed at least 50 percent by Texas A&M Forest Service
  • Must be at the level of division forester or higher with at least two years of AgriLife experience

 

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

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  • Must be employed at least 50 percent by TVMDL
  • Must be at the level of assistant section head or higher with at least two years of AgriLife experience

 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Prairie View A&M University

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  • Must be employed at least 50 percent by PVAMU
  • Must be an associate professor or higher with at least two years of experience working in the ANE program, or an assistant professor leading an academic program in the ANE
  • Must be an Extension agent, program specialist, or Extension specialist level with at least five years of experience with CAHS
  • Must be a Research scientist or Research specialist with at least five years of experience with CAHS

 

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The program takes place over 18 months, with about six formal 2-3 day face-to-face activities. Meetings will be held throughout Texas, many at locations affiliated with Texas A&M AgriLife. Participants are expected to attend each meeting, and complete related assignment modules, and one capstone project. In addition, annual AgriLife Conference activities may include participants.

 

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The program tuition is $7,000, which is shared by the Vice Chancellor, agency directors, dean, and department/unit. Supervisors are only expected to provide appropriate release time and travel expenses—hotel, travel, and per diem— for the program participants.

 

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The nomination/application period for Cohort IV has closed. Check back in Fall 2017 for Cohort V nomination/application opportunities.

Session dates* for Cohort IV are provided below:

  • Induction Dinner: February 9, 2016
  • Setting the Course: April 18-21, 2016
  • Leadership Cornerstones: September 26-29, 2016
  • Leadership Cornerstones: January 9-10, 2017 (tbc)
  • Leadership Cornerstones: April 10-13, 2017 (tbc)
  • Leadership Cornerstones: August 14-17, 2017
  • Leadership in Action: October 9-12, 2017
  • Cohort IV Graduation and Cohort V Induction Dinner: February 6, 2018

*Attendance is mandatory at all meetings; dates marked (tbc) will be confirmed at the earliest opportunity.

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The nomination/application period for Cohort IV has closed. Check back in Fall 2017 for Cohort V nomination/application opportunities.

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