Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership Oregon is seeking applications from natural resource professionals from around the state for Class 2, which will start this November.
REAL Oregon is a collaboration of industry and other groups throughout the state that have recognized the importance of developing and grooming natural resource leaders now and in the future. In addition to networking opportunities and learning more about the state, the program will bring current and future leaders together from agriculture, fishing, and forestry sectors in a series of five statewide sessions starting this fall. The annual leadership development program will expose this cross-section of representatives to the diversity of Oregon’s geography, economy, and cultures through training in board governance, communication skills, conflict resolution, government interaction, public policy work, critical thinking, media relations, professional presentations, public speaking, relationship building and other areas.
The application deadline for program consideration is July 27. Application packages and additional information can be found on the organizations e at www.realoregon.net.
REAL Oregon Alumni are serving on various boards and commissions and have been recruited for other industry and service related organizations. In addition, many from the pioneer class have volunteered to help with future classes and even serve on the organization’s governing board. Alumni are now serving on the organization’s board of directors, its curriculum and fundraising committees, and helping in other capacities.
The REAL Oregon Board will review application material in August and announce the members of Class 2 in September.