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LeadAR Applicant Criteria

What is required of a Class Participant?

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LeadAR participants engage in a communication exercise to learn cultural diversity prior to their international trip.

As a LeadAR participant, you will travel to eight different locations across the state where you will take part in issue-based discussions, skill building exercises, and hands-on activities with your fellow LeadAR Class members. One-on-one and small group discussions, expert panels, and site visits will enhance your learning experience on topics encompassing agriculture, education, health, policy development, natural resources, environment, water, poverty, cultural diversity, and community and economic development.

Over the course of the two-year program, you will be required to:

  • Attend eight three-day seminars held across the state.
  • Participate in a 7-day National Study Tour in Washington, D.C.
  • Attend an 11-day International Study Tour outside the United States.
  • Complete individual and group assignments, including a leadership project within your community.

This equates to 42 days of formal program instruction plus some additional time commitment to complete assignments.

The tuition is $3,000.00 for the two year program.  Actual cost of program averages $20,000 per participant, but each class is generously supported by LeadAR alumni, corporate donors, foundations, and the UA System Division of Agriculture.
Application process is closed. The next LeadAR Class will begin accepting applications in 2019.