Project CENTRL, Arizona’s center for rural leadership, is accepting applications for Class 25. Project CENTRL is a premier leadership development program with nearly 600 graduates since the first class started in 1983.
Rural leaders, farmers, ranchers, and individuals working in businesses that serve agriculture or rural Arizona who want to improve their leadership skills are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be at least 25 years of age by the beginning of the program and a full time resident of Arizona.
Applications are due March 1, yet candidates are encouraged to complete and submit the application earlier.
The one-year program has six, two-day seminars held every other month in Arizona, a six-day seminar in Washington, D C, and a five-day international seminar in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. The capstone to the program is a one-day session followed by graduation that evening.
The first two seminars improve leadership and communication skills and the next three address diverse topics, emerging issues, and future challenges that face agriculture and rural Arizona.
The last three seminars apply the knowledge and skills gained at the state, national, and international level. The graduation and day time session will polish leadership skills and introduce participants into the CENTRL network of Arizona leaders.
Project CENTRL is a partnership between the non-profit Center for Rural Leadership and Arizona Cooperative Extension in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The costs for participants are underwritten with donations from alumni, sponsors, and other organizations.