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What is LeadAR?

LeadAR is a program designed to educate emerging leaders on public issues and develop their expertise in addressing critical problems facing Arkansas.

Why Join LeadAR?

You will be connected to a network of over 460 alumni that provide an avenue of collaboration, serving all parts of the state. This group finds viable solutions for Arkansas by representing rural interests and working effectively with urban leaders.

Past participants of the program were surveyed in 2016. The results showed:

  • 99% of alumni of the program felt LeadAR participation was time well spent.
  • 80% of the alumni increased their leadership skills.
  • 69% of the alumni surveyed felt the program opened doors for them.

What is involved in being a LeadAR participant?

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Class 17 participants work together on a public policy legal writing project.  

Over the course of this 24-month intensive program, you will be immersed in an array of topics including: leadership theory, effective communication, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, emerging technology, and complex social and cultural issues. These courses are designed to contribute to economic and community growth within our state.

As a LeadAR participant, you will acquire tools needed to enhance your leadership skills and heighten your overall personal, community, and organizational success.

 Activities include:

  • dynamic classroom presentations
  • case studies
  • experiential learning
  • individualized coaching
  • group collaboration and much more.

 Program Funding


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