Leadership

MSU Extension equips business and community leaders with the crucial learning, listening, facilitating and decision-making skills needed to ensure groups work effectively whether they are public, private or community organizations. Through intensive multi-day leadership programs such as Facilitative Leadership and the Great Lakes Leadership Academy or shorter classroom-based workshops such as Introduction to Effective Meetings or Communicating through Conflict, MSU Extension connects people to the leadership training they need.

Explore more Leadership Programs

  • Advanced Facilitative Leadership

    Advanced Facilitative Leadership is an experiential workshop focused on deepening and enhancing facilitation skills targeted at those who facilitate groups around “high-heat” issues. Completion of Facilitative Leadership is a pre-requisite for attending.

  • Communicating Through Conflict

    Communicating through Conflict workshops provide participants with tools and techniques to handle heated situations and interpersonal conflict more effectively.

  • Facilitative Leadership

    The three-day Facilitative Leadership workshop helps build the capacity of groups or organizations to use the collective talents of its members to coordinate actions, strengthen relationships, and enable the group to meet its goals.

  • Michigan Lake & Stream Leaders Institute

    An intensive, multi-session statewide leadership development program, held biennially. Participants develop their technical and people skills in an atmosphere of openness, trust, friendship and camaraderie.

  • Real Colors Personality Instrument

    A user-friendly, practical way for participants to better understand their own personalities and the most important traits. Participants learn skills that allow them to better communicate their thoughts and ideas to clients, friends and family.