TPI announces Future Leaders Fellowship program

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) announced its newest members-only program, the TPI Future Leaders Fellowship, which brings new and current leaders in the natural grass industry together for the learning opportunity of a lifetime.

Throughout this immersive 24-month program, fellows will become more robust and better leaders with new skills and relationships to become effective advocates for the natural grass industry.

With a balance of dynamic classroom and virtual presentations, experiential learning opportunities, in-depth leadership text analysis paired with travel, service projects, and teamwork, fellows will learn new skills and enhance existing leadership characteristics to contribute to the long-term success of theirs career and organization.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • Investing in the natural grass industry by creating new leaders to create change for the future.
  • Building new relationships and networks within the natural grass industry for idea sharing and increased industry involvement.
  • Creating influential leaders to help their organizations and communities meet rapidly changing needs.
  • Developing well-rounded leaders with real-world experiences, global knowledge, and advocacy experience.

Benefits for Fellow and Employer

  • Prepare fellows to assume greater leadership responsibilities in their organizations, industries, and communities.
  • Develop essential tools to enhance leadership skills and strengths, therefore, becoming a leader, not just a manager.
  • Cultivate a network composed of fellows and alumni to develop the natural grass industry and organizational leadership
  • Create strategic relationships within the natural grass industry.
  • Analyze complex issues facing the natural grass industry and local communities.
  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills to better understand people—themselves and fellow citizens to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Understand, articulate, and confront different perspectives of an issue or challenge.
  • Understand social, economic, & political systems and how to work within these systems to bring change proactively.
  • Deal effectively, competently, and confidently with complicated issues and challenges that affect the natural grass industry
  • Graduate program with a certificate in Turfgrass Production Leadership and industry title Turfgrass Production Leader (TPL)

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