Lindsey Gardner

Lindsey Gardner

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Extension Specialist- Assoc Director GLLA



Lindsey Gardner is the Associate Director of the Great Lakes Leadership Academy and a statewide Specialist in leadership. Lindsey is a Board Certified Coach and Certified Virtual Facilitator. She is trained in visioning, strategic planning, environmental scanning, and action planning with the Technology of Participation. Lindsey has expertise in conflict resolution, able to administer the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. Lindsey has a broad range of professional experience including public education advocacy, affordable housing development, entrepreneurship, and youth development. As a former community organizer and nonprofit manager, she has a unique perspective on community engagement and organizational development. Lindsey earned a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organization Development and Cognitive Studies and a Master of Education in Community Development and Action from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.