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Al Wysocki Accepted to APLU’s Food Systems Leadership Institute

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Al Wysocki, associate dean for the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, has been accepted for the fall 2013 Food Systems Leadership Institute, an executive leadership development program for academia, industry and government.

The institute emphasizes leadership, organizational-change skills, and a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on food systems. The organization works to prepare scholars for upper-level leadership roles in food system programs and to assume leadership responsibilities within their own organizations.

The two-year program includes intensive executive education residential learning sessions at three university locations, where scholars learn to increase awareness of their own leadership style, and aided by a professional coach, implement a personal development plan. During the second year, they work to apply what they’ve learned while carrying out an individual leadership project. More information about the program is available at www.fsli.org.

The organization is a program of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Wysocki is an associate dean with UF/IFAS’ CALS and is a professor who specializes in agribusiness sales, marketing and management. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, and has a master’s degree and doctorate from Michigan State University, all in agricultural economics.

He became an associate dean with CALS in September 2012, where he handles distance education, statewide programs, international programs, the college’s honors program and faculty development.