Professional Leadership Development Programs

The IFAS Center for Leadership provides effective leadership development opportunities for entrepreneurs, community leaders, elected officials and other agriculture and natural resources professionals working in both the private and public sector. Each of the programs listed here is tailored to meet a specific need and aims at providing the best possible research-based training to cultivate leaders working in different capacities in the fields of agriculture and natural resources.

Wedgworth Institute

Program designed to develop the skills of aspiring leaders already working as professionals in the areas of agriculture and natural resources who want to understand and become more involved in leadership and policy formation in Florida. Learn more>>

The Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute (NRLI)

NRLI is a professional development program that brings together individuals from a wide range of organizations that are responsible for, or have an interest in, the management of Florida’s natural resources to develop the skills needed to effectively address Florida’s pressing resource issues. Learn more>>

LEGACY Program

Program that offers leadership training opportunities to mid-level managers within the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) who have been identified as future department leaders. Learn more>>

Customizable Leadership Training Program

Program for individuals, groups or organizations looking to design a custom leadership development training program adapted to their specific needs, career goals, institutional challenges and time-frames. Learn more>>