MSU Extension: Leading & Managing

Location: Desire to Learn

Audience: MSU Extension employees who supervise or wish to learn more about leading and managing.

 Related core competencies

  • Team Work and Leadership

  • Interpersonal and Organizational Professionalism



This self-paced course is recommended for anyone in a supervisory role.  Each module is about 15 minutes long. Topics include:

  • What Drives Us? (Motivation)
  • Authority, Responsibility, & Power
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Information Gathering
  • Managing by Rules & Incentives
  • Managing by Culture & Ethics
  • Driving the Bus: Daily Actions
  • Sailing the Ship: Monthly & Yearly Actions
  • Building for the Future: Strategic Planning


  • MSU Extension employees can self-enroll using their MSU NET ID and the button below.
  • County-paid staff should enroll using their D2L Community User ID, using the button below. 
    Contact Anne Baker at if you have problems enrolling in the course.