The importance of leadership at the local level has never been greater than it is today. As Districts seek to develop conservation programs that address locally identified soil and water related resource concerns, the success of their programs is dependent upon supervisors who engage county government support and bring together an effective partnership between county, state and federal agencies. Effective Districts must also develop collaborative program efforts with new partners to achieve their conservation goals.
Vital leadership skills can be learned from experience, but these skills become more effective when they are combined with the principles and concepts learned through training programs that join instruction, experiences and reflections on their learning.
The Indiana Conservation Partnership Leadership Institute is a statewide leadership development program established for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors. Key District staff are invited to participate along with their supervisors. The program intends to improve District capacity to increase the quality of Indiana’s soil, water and related natural resources.