Learn. Network. Inspire.

Oregon State University's Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA) brings together professionals and graduate students from across the world to establish connections, enhance leadership skills and learn from experts on timely, relevant topics in today's changing world.

With a reputation for teaching and research excellence in various natural resources disciplines, internationally renowned faculty lead participants through a variety of topics covering areas of conflict management, communication, sustainable natural resources and leadership.

The NRLA is a one-stop-shop for participants to enhance their leadership skills through hands-on experience in engaging course work and an off-site field trip, preparing them to solve complicated natural resources issues.

Tara Jane Campbell-Miranda

  NRLA allows me to add tools to my toolbox that I can use when approaching a specific natural resources problem or when communicating with different stakeholders.

– Tara Jane Campbell-Miranda
2012 NRLA participant
Klamath Falls, Oregon

Gloria Thompson

  I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed the academy. I plan on returning year after year during my college career and even after as continuing education. I am hooked!  

– Gloria Thompson
2012-13 NRLA participant
Many, Louisiana

Russell Doughty

  This program has transformed who I am and opened my eyes to a whole other world through the people I have met and their perspectives.

– Russell Doughty
2014 NRLA participant
Tuskahoma, Oklahoma