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)