Introduction to Natural Resources Leadership Academy

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As America’s natural resources university located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Oregon State is uniquely positioned to provide the leadership tools and expertise needed to tackle pressing natural resources challenges.

Oregon State University's Natural Resources Leadership Academy provides a unique opportunity for professionals and graduate students to enhance leadership skills, gain knowledge and connect with others in natural resources fields.

Expand your professional network by making valuable connections with other natural resources experts, students, faculty and industry leaders.

Study with internationally renowned faculty at the nation’s leading natural resources university.

2017 tracks include:

  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources
  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Water Conflict Management and Transformation
  • Resilient and Robust Resource Management

Receive continuing education credits for your profession or graduate credits in an accelerated one-week format.

Participants have the option to take part in Week 1, Week 2 or both.

Why choose this program?

As a participant in the NRLA, you will study the dimensions of leadership that help resolve natural resources issues.  You’ll learn firsthand to identify leadership concepts and observe how they play out during various aspects of the course and field trips.  As a result, you'll enhance your knowledge of natural resources topics and build your toolbox to manage pressing issues in the field.

Learn more - Watch the webinar!

Learn more about this year’s academy by watching our informational webinar. Aaron Wolf, NRLA academic director, and Reni Powell, assistant director of Summer Session, explain the program further and answer your questions.

Learn more - See photos from NRLA 2017!

Learn more about this year's academy by viewing the various photos taken throughout Week 1 during the Sunday leadership training and the overnight field trip to Central Oregon.  Participants stayed at the Bend Red Lion Inn and visited the Three Sisters Irrigation District office, generator plant and diversion project then enjoyed an outdoor lunch at Whychus Creek while learning more about the Whychus Creek Restoration Project.

NRLA is an initiative of the Division of Extended Campus, with leadership from OSU Summer Session.