UACES Facebook LeadAR Class 19 Members Continue Their Learning Journey Virtually
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LeadAR Class 19 Members Continue Their Learning Journey Virtually

by Lisa Davis - January 20, 2021

Dr. Jay Barth and Dr. Christy Standerfer, LeadAR Class 19 presentersDr. Jay Barth, chief education officer for the city of Little Rock, provided a current and historical overview of Arkansas for LeadAR Class 19 members during their January 15 meetup.

One interesting fact shared during the session was that of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates being the largest owner of farmland in the United States, including a large portion of farm land in Arkansas. Demographics in Arkansas' different regions and challenges of being a leader in those areas was also discussed.

Class members also learned about public speaking from a former communications professor. Dr. Christy Standerfer, a professor emerita at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, shared important resources to prepare participants for impromptu speaking.

Have you heard of a Pixar Pitch?

In "To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others," author Daniel Pink describes how to use a narrative pitch to engage others.

LeadAR class members will be practicing their storytelling skills throughout the program. The next LeadAR session is scheduled for February 26, 2021.

For more information about LeadAR, visit the website or contact Dr. Julie Robinson at, or Lisa Davis at