LEADelaware Partners with Chris Wheedleton of Rivers & Roads as Leadership Consultant for 2024 Cohort

Chris Wheedleton

Newark, DE – LEADelaware, a pioneering agriculture and natural resources leadership program, proudly announces its collaboration with Chris Wheedleton of Rivers & Roads, in conjunction with the University of Delaware Office of Professional & Continuing Studies, as the designated leadership consultant for the 2024 Cohort. With a profound background in leadership development and a fervent dedication to nurturing individual leaders, Wheedleton brings a wealth of expertise and insight to the LEADelaware initiative.

Expressing his enthusiasm for this new role, Wheedleton stated, “I am honored to join LEADelaware as a leadership consultant and excited to work with emerging leaders who are passionate about shaping the future of agriculture and natural resources. Together, we will build a community of resilient, forward-thinking leaders who are equipped to address the complex challenges of our time.”

Centered on experiential learning and collaborative endeavors, LEADelaware presents Fellows with a distinctive platform to delve into the scientific, technological, and policy dimensions of agriculture and natural resources. Through interactive sessions, industry excursions, and leadership development initiatives, participants gain invaluable insights into the prevailing challenges and opportunities within agriculture-related domains.

Chris Brosch, Program Co-Director, remarked, “The partnership with the University of Delaware’s Office of Professional and Continuing Studies brings connections with subject matter experts like Chris Wheedleton. Starting our Cohort VII represents a significant milestone for LEADelaware. Chris’s deep understanding of leadership, coupled with his commitment to advancing the agriculture industry, will undoubtedly enhance the impact and effectiveness of our program.”

LEADelaware is committed to fostering the next generation of leaders within the agriculture and natural resources sectors, empowering Fellows with the requisite skills and perspectives to tackle the multifaceted challenges confronting the industry. In his capacity as leadership consultant, Wheedleton will assume a pivotal role in orchestrating the program’s curriculum, facilitating immersive learning experiences, and guiding participants toward leadership excellence.

LEADelaware extends an invitation to producers, agri-business professionals, educators, and rural leaders with a vested interest in agricultural systems to engage in the program. Spanning a two-year curriculum, participants will refine their leadership proficiencies, broaden their industry acumen, and partake in substantive dialogues on pivotal issues concerning agriculture and natural resources.

For additional information about LEADelaware and how to partake in the program, please visit the LEADelaware Program.

For further details about the University of Delaware Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, please visit the UD PCS Division.


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