Leadership in the City FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why is there an entrepreneurial thread that runs through the course and why is it such a focus?
A. Entrepreneurship remains a familiar theme throughout Extension, but meanings, perspectives, intentions, and impacts vary. The Leadership in the City curriculum integrates relevant research from the related disciplines of entrepreneurial leadership, entrepreneurial innovation, entrepreneurial marketing, entrepreneurial networks, and entrepreneurial management. As Extension leaders address more diverse audiences, complex collaborations, and rapidly evolving technologies, the field of entrepreneurship offers principles to continuously improve individual, team, and organizational performance. Understanding and improving entrepreneurship in Extension responds to the call for theoretical and practical solutions to today’s complex landscape. For more on the entrepreneurial leadership foundation, click here.

Q. Is this course offered for college credit?
A. Ohio State Extension is evaluating this option, as well as certificate programs with the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) in The Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Envornmental Sciences (CFAES).

Q. Who has participated in the Leadership Course?
A. In the five offerings of the program, 127 Extension professionals from 31 states have participated in Leadership in the City. These diverse participants represent all Extension regions.

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Q. What is the history of the Leadership in the City course?

Year

Months

Format

Duration

# of Participants

# of States

Notes

2015

 

Onsite/Online

 

 

 

Ohio pilot

2017

Sept-Nov

Online

10 weeks

23

16

 

2018-19

Aug-May

Online

10 months

25

17

Added guest speakers

2019-20

Aug-May

Online

10 months

24

13

Switched to participant-led coffee shops

2021

Jan-May

Online

5 months

30

9

Added situation rooms, topic summaries

2022

Jan-May

Online

5 months

24

10

Added podcasts