GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Center for Leadership is launching its new online professional certificate, “The Foundations of Agricultural Leadership.” Designed to provide the essential education required to cultivate effective leaders in the agricultural sector, this program is a must for early-career professionals and emerging leaders in the industry.
The Foundations of Agricultural Leadership Certificate program covers a range of vital topics, including interpersonal leadership, the five practices of exemplary leadership, delivering effective presentations, personal branding, communication styles and active listening. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a certificate and a virtual credential from the UF/ IFAS Center for Leadership.
The program is designed to be completed in an eight- to ten-week timeframe and is available entirely online and self-paced. The cost to enroll in the certificate is $550. This certificate offers flexibility and convenience for professionals looking to enhance their leadership skills without disrupting their busy schedules.
“We recognize the need for strong leadership in the agricultural sector, especially as the industry continues to evolve,” said Christy Chiarelli, director of the UF/IFAS Center for Leadership. “This certificate is tailored to equip the next generation of agricultural leaders with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed.”
Interested individuals are encouraged to register online at https://bit.ly/3QNFhiz.
The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS brings science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents.