3 named to WELD program
Three University of Nevada Cooperative Extension educators have been selected for the Western Extension Leadership Development (WELD) program.
Nora Luna, an area Extension specialist in Children, Youth and Families; Walter Barker, and area Extension Specialist in 4-H Youth Development; and Debbie Marcusson, the Extension Educator for the UNCE’s Laughlin office have been accepted to the two-year WELD program.
WELD IS designed for Cooperative Extension faculty, agents, advisors, educators, and specialists in the Western United States and territories.
In 1999, the Western Extension Directors Association created the WELD committee, representing the 13 western states and territories, to investigate and develop a regional leadership training program for Extension faculty.
Specific objectives are to have participants:
- Develop awareness and appreciation of their own and others’ leadership styles and learn to apply appropriate techniques in working with diverse individuals.
- Develop skills to enable themselves and others to develop and articulate organizational/group direction.
- Be able to enable the organization/group to effectively implement planned change.
- Develop skills to enable others to work together effectively.