The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service has SNF a nearly $2 million grant to develop a training program for school nutrition professionals. SNF’s L.E.A.D (Learn, Educate, Advance, Develop) to Succeed initiative will examine and address professional and workforce development needs of school nutrition professionals in the areas of Personnel Management and Communication, Marketing and Customer Service.
SNF will work with partner organizations to review existing resources and develop a targeted curriculum, utilizing a variety of instructional formats including webinars, video, self-paced online modules, case-studies, articles in School Nutrition magazine, in-person training, training for trainers and peer-sharing. Online training and resources will be available to all school nutrition professionals free of charge on the SNA Training Zone, beginning in 2021.
Project Summary and Goals
SNF is developing a high- quality communication and leadership training program for school nutrition professionals, including directors, managers, and frontline staff. COMING SOON!
Curriculum and Training
The proposed curriculum includes two series of Communication for Impact Series and a Leadership Growth Series. These will be available online as well as in person training modules. COMING SOON!
Piloting in Your District
Are you interested in supporting the grant by pilot testing online trainings in your district? COMING SOON!
Piloting at Your State Meeting
Are you interested in supporting the grant by pilot testing in-person trainings at your state affiliate meeting? COMING SOON!
Meet the L.E.A.D. to Succeed Partners
L.E.A.D. to Succeed partners include Georgetown University McDonough School of Business (GU), Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE), National Dairy Council (NDC) and the School Nutrition Association (SNA). COMING SOON!
Project Summary and Goals
With the four-year USDA-FNS grant (May 20, 2019 to September 30, 2023), SNF is developing a high- quality communication and leadership training program for school nutrition professionals, including directors, managers, and frontline staff.
The proposed curriculum includes two series:
a 12-hour Communication for Impact Series
a 9-hour Leadership Growth Series
The Goals and Grant Objectives are:
Directors, managers, and staff in school nutrition programs from targeted school districts will improve communication, marketing and customer service skills by participating in the Communication for Impact series.
Directors and managers in school nutrition programs will improve personnel management skills by participating in the Leadership Growth series focusing on leadership, team building, and conflict management skills and practices needed to effectively lead and manage a team.
Engage subject matter experts and school nutrition professionals (SNPs) in designing, pilot testing, and evaluating training program components.
A cadre of trainers will improve the knowledge and skills to provide effective staff training at state conferences around the country by participating in Train the Trainer sessions.
Directors and managers will improve the knowledge and skills to provide effective staff training by participating in Introduction & Principles of Adult Learning
SNPs in rural areas will connect with SNPs in similar situations to share ideas and apply the knowledge learned to their unique needs.
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