The National Conservation Foundation Announces the 2022 Next Generation Leadership Institute Cohort

December 20, 2021

Rebecca Cisco | 202.595.9052

The National Conservation Foundation Announces the 2022 Next Generation Leadership Institute Cohort

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) formally announced names of the seven participants selected to participate in the second cohort of the Next Generation Leadership Institute (NGLI).

NGLI was formally launched in August of 2019 as a year-long program to advance conservation leadership.  Created in response to a high demand for leadership instruction for conservation district leaders facing the challenges of a changing world, NGLI was established to provide conservation professionals with the tools to become national leaders through personal, civic, and organizational leadership development.

The 2022 NGLI cohort participants were selected through a competitive national application process. This will be the second cohort for the program since its launch in 2019.

The 2022 cohort participants include:

  • Laura Boyd – Ohio
  • Jennifer Casey – Florida
  • Jamie Irving – New Hampshire
  • Vaughn T. Poe – Alabama
  • Terri Preeg-Riggsby – Oregon
  • Josh Smith – New Mexico
  • Samuel “Grant” Victor – Oklahoma

NGLI participants will meet for four training sessions throughout the year, with a capstone session at the 2023 National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Annual Meeting in New Orleans. NGLI’s curriculum will equip leaders with skills and resources related to personal, civic, and organizational leadership development.

This comprehensive training will help participants prepare to meet the future needs of natural resources management, helping them to increase their capacity to navigate and manage complex conservation challenges – both current and future – at the national level.

The cohort will convene for their first session at the 2022 NACD Annual Meeting from February 12-16, 2021 in Orlando, FL.  Visit the NCF website for more information about the 2022 cohort.

About National Conservation Foundation (NCF)

The mission of the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) is to identify and advance strategic programs and partnerships to deliver conservation solutions through locally-led conservation and to develop the next generation of conservation leaders. Visit the NCF website to learn more.

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