FOOD JUSTICE | GROWING FOOD | COMMUNITY ORGANIZING | LEADERSHIP 

The Food Leader Certification Program provides professional and personal leadership development by equipping emerging food leaders to grow their own food, learn about the food system, and lead food projects in their communities. Upon completion of the program, Food Leaders will be presented with a formal Food Leader certificate.

This powerful train the trainers program brings people together during three weekend-long retreats, to build community and learn what it takes to organize a community food project. Participants implement and lead a personally developed Food Leader Project that impacts individuals and communities, develop as a leader by practicing leadership, project planning and management, and team skills throughout their project. Past Food Leader projects range from starting a workplace compost system, to organizing a neighborhood orchard, to starting a non-profit organization in Manitowoc that aims to improve the local food system through education and empowerment.

Food Leaders participate in future programs as Mentors to continue their professional development, furthering the program’s culture, offer on-going support to new leaders, and developing facilitation and coaching skills, all while enhancing their leadership skills to bring more value to their community.

The FLCP focuses on creating connections and building community by engaging in small group discussions and activities throughout the three program weekends. Each weekend has a set theme to ensure that Food Leaders build upon their knowledge and skill sets in order to become an impactful Food Leader of Tomorrow. The themes for the weekends are as follows:


RELATIONSHIP BUILDING & LEADERSHIP IDENTITY | CRAFTING YOUR VISION

  • Embracing Your Identity as a Leader and an Agent for Change in Your Community
  • Story of Self, Us & Now
  • Developing Your Personal Mission
  • Project Planning – Project Cycle, Vision and Mission Creation

EQUITY & THE FOOD SYSTEM | PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

  • Equity & the Food System
  • Project Design – Setting Goals & Objectives
  • Project Management – Identifying Resources and Budgeting

THE FOOD SYSTEM | PROJECT PRESENTATION

  • Food Timeline
  • Rethinking the Food System / Visioning the Future
  • Talk the Walk – Practice Talking About the Food System
  • Presentation Development

Full Program Cost is $950 – Lodging & Food is included for all three weekend retreats. To make the Food Leader Certification Program affordable and accessible for all, we offer scholarships and payment plans. Please fill out the Scholarship Application by January 15, 2019. For payment plans or any additional questions, please contact Victory Garden Initiative at helpusgrow@victorygardeninitiative.org – please include FLCP in the subject line.


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