Arkansas needs more leaders - it's that simple. Our civic
organizations are withering away and dying because no one wants to
step-up and be "the leader." Because there are fewer people who are
able to take on leadership positions, many of our established
committees are dealing with nonstop conflict and group productivity
is at an all-time low.
In recent years, the United States has gone through many social
changes. Beginning in the 1960's Americans began to join less, trust
less, give less and vote less. Since then, church attendance is
down, involvement in community life is down, and participation in
clubs and civic organizations is down as well.
Arkansas has a history of strong ties among neighbors. For many
years, Arkansans have seen how community infrastructure has been
built upon the strengths and abilities of the individuals who live
within their towns. But because of demographic and economic changes,
many of our residents are suffering from a lack of civic mindedness.
This lack of community support has placed a strain on the
development of leaders. That's why the
Cooperative Extension Service has created the ConnectAR
ConnectAR curriculum has been specifically created for the
lay-leaders and future leaders of our communities. It will help
maximize the skills of Arkansas residents by revealing
their strengths. Participants of ConnectAR
programs will learn ways to positively impact their community, as
well as how to communicate effectively, inspire trust and
cooperation, manage conflict, cope with criticism, identify & adapt
to new challenges, and much more.
If you would like more information on ConnectAR
programming, please contact your local
County Extension Agent.
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- Communicating & Listening
- Computer Basics
- Dealing with Controversy
- Effective Leadership
EHC Leadership Principles
- Generational Differences
- Leading Effective Meetings
- Leading Teams
- Motivating Others
- Parliamentary Procedure
- Understanding Boards
... more subjects coming soon
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