Q: What do these ACI members have in common: Dave Chanda, Lance Cherry, Ty Gray, Micah Holmes, Stephanie Hussey, Andrea Jones, Laura MacLean, Paulette Nelson, Tim Patronski, Kellie Tharp and Susie Vance?
A: They’re all graduates of the National Conservation Leadership Institute (NCLI).
For more than a decade, NCLI has been addressing the growing need for increased leadership capacity in natural resource management. The organizational, environmental and political challenges faced by these professionals are unprecedented.
Today, numerous organizations realize the value of the NCLI experience and take advantage of the program year after year. Following the world-renowned principles of Adaptive Leadership™, NCLI helps high-achieving conservation professionals learn advanced, adaptive problem-solving skills; establish life-long, high-trust relationships across organizational boundaries; and foster meaningful dialogue among the diverse voices that collectively represent natural resource management in North America.
NCLI encourages nominators from federal agencies, state fish and wildlife agencies, non-governmental organizations, natural resource related industry organizations and tribal organizations to submit up to three individuals to compete for one of 36 spaces in this world class leadership development program. Final selection is highly competitive, so early internal recruitment and nomination is recommended. As always, applicants to the NCLI must be nominated by their agency director.