Martin Sancho-Madriz, a human nutrition and food science professor, was accepted to the Fall 2013 Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI), a two-year, executive leadership development program for academia, industry, and government.
The FSLI develops leadership skills, and offers a broad, interdisciplinary perspective of food systems. The experience prepares scholars for upper-level leadership roles in food system programs, and to assume broader responsibilities within their organizations.
During the FSLI program, scholars work with expert instructors, coaches, and a mentor to help increase their leadership abilities. They meet with those who have advanced to the highest levels of leadership in politics, academics and industry. Leadership theory is combined with practical experience, often in the context of food systems and higher education.
FSLI is dedicated to advancing and strengthening food systems by preparing a set of new leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to invent the food systems of the future. It is a program of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A-P-L-U), with the initial funding provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Additional information is available at www.fsli.org.