From The Rural Blog:
The Center for Rural Affairs and Leadership Consulting Associates, a new organization that focuses on developing rural leaders, are partnering to offer leadership training to rural community leaders. Seven leadership experts will provide training on leadership styles, short and long-range planning, generational communication, adaptive leadership, understanding conflict, vision and mission creation, initiating change, and ethical decision making to rural communities nationwide.
This partnership responds to a University of Kentucky study that identifies leadership as the key to viability in small communities, the Center for Rural Affairs Newsletter reports. Researcher Kristina Ricketts identified effective communication, development of social capital, community engagement and collaboration-across and within communities as essential skills for community leaders.