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Lisa DavisProgram Associate-LeadershipPhone: 501-519-5472Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Lisa Davis - January 31, 2023
Twenty leaders from across the state completed their LeadAR journey this month. LeadAR
Class 19 celebrated their graduation at the Urban Cellar Winery on Jan. 27 in Fayetteville.
Participants shared in a wine bottling experience and a ceremony recognizing their
accomplishments over the past two years.
Julie Robinson, LeadAR program director, kicked off the agenda with a welcome and
remarks about the program.
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Vice President Deacue Fields,
and Bob Scott, director of the Cooperative Extension Service, congratulated the class
on their perseverance through the program and flexibility due to Covid. They also
thanked them for their hard work on their leadership service projects.
LeadAR Class 19 graduates include:
Watch LeadAR Class 19 Slideshow
LeadAR is accepting applications for its next class of Arkansas leaders. LeadAR provides
an in-depth learning experience covering important economic and social issues impacting
the state. The 18-month LeadAR program includes two-day seminars in different regions
of the state. Monthly virtual seminars also cover topics including ethical leadership,
communication and storytelling, and diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion.
“Through the LeadAR program, participants receive hands-on experience in skill development
and gain a better understanding of local issues,” Robinson said. “Participants see
policy impacts at the local, state and national level and gain a better understanding
of the legislative process.”
The deadline for applications is Feb. 24, 2023, and application details can be found
on the website.
Apply to LeadAR
The LeadAR Advisory Council will conduct interviews from March 6-17, and all applicants
will be notified of the Class 20 selections by March 31.
LeadAR is a program designed to help Arkansans broaden their understanding of issues
and opportunities facing our state and strengthen their ability to make a difference.
For more information about LeadAR, visit the website or contact Robinson, email@example.com, or Lisa Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org.