Leadership Development for Members & Their Teams

Friction happens when people don’t understand one another. Confusion happens as a result of poor communication. Underperformance happens when people aren’t engaged.

We are currently working with 15 instituions at the 1890 Extension Leadership Academy and New Technologies for Ag Extension project teams in these capacities.

Each of our offerings focus on behavior changes that will help you realize your potential.

Extension Educator
1890 Extension Leadership Academy
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I joined with low expectations (honestly) however this event was well-planned and organized. I came away with several takeaways to improve my leadership and team building skills.
Military Professional
Department of Defense
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This helped me embrace & understand who I am & how I am perceived. I definitely recommend this to my peers; the material was outstanding and wonderful for being a great leader in any role!
Extension Educator
1890 Extension Leadership Academy
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This has been a phenomenal experience. I look forward to future endeavors. Thank you for pouring into the next generation.

New for 2021: Rev-Up Your Virtual Leadership

For 2021, the Extension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative program is hosting a series available to member institutions. This is for Cooperative Extension professionals leading five or more peers.

Last year we all pivoted quickly as we redefined how to accomplish our work almost exclusively in shared virtual spaces. The topics in this series are a result of our work with individuals & teams from across Cooperative Extension wondering: What does effective leadership look like when we no longer have the ability to put a hand on a shoulder? How do we reduce friction, confusion & underperformance for individuals, teams and organizations?

March 24, 2PM ET
Rev-up the Trust!
It’s not time that builds trust, it’s our behaviors.  Learn what you can do to keep it from eroding and create an environment where trust can thrive!

June 23, 2PM ET
Rev-up the Communication!
It’s hard to imagine anyone leaving an organization because they were over-communicated to.  In this session we’ll discuss how we never actually get clarity, we’re always seeking it.

September 22, 2PM ET
Rev-up the Focus!
Deciding what not to do is just as important as deciding what to do.  Being “busy” is the easy choice.  Learn the secret to doing the right things!

December 15, 2PM ET
Rev-up the Change!
We’re all experiencing change at a pace humans have never experienced before.  This can lead to confusion when it seems like the “transition” phase never ends.  Learn to help everyone navigate the chaos together!

- Karl Bradley -

Leadership Development Specialist


“Leadership comes down to two things: realizing it’s not about you…and it’s all about you. It’s about how you’re serving others and how your behaviors provide the evidence of your authentic intentions.”

About Karl

Joining the eXtension Foundation in 2020, Karl currently serves the eight New Technologies in Agriculture & Education teams and assists with the 1890s Extension Leadership Academy as Leadership Development Specialist. He also supports the Impact Collaborative by leading the national network of over 150 Innovation Facilitators. He brings expertise in leadership development & training, strategic thinking, public speaking, team building & community engagement to serve the Cooperative Extension system.

From Me to We: Workshops on Values, Trust, & Teamwork

Join us for in-depth work on what it means to lean into the best version of yourself, how we build trust & the effects it has on a team!

BEST FOR:  People or organizations wanting to emphasize the importance of personal growth from individual contributor to getting work accomplished WITH others.

Where Values Collide, People Divide!

Ever wonder how ideas spread? Where we sit on this scale depends on the “thing” or idea & our values. 250,000 people showed up for Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech. How many people would have shown up if he’d given a “I have a plan” speech?

BEST FOR:  People or organizations wanting to have a meaningful awareness around the pace of idea adoption & the impact of behavioral change.

High Impact Speaking

Whether you need support for your conference or team – we can blend your thought leadership needs to help support growth with actionable content.

Coming Soon!

“We are professionals at what we do, amateurs at who we want to become.”

– Marshall Goldsmith

It might be inevitable that we all drive electric cars someday but it’s not inevitable that we’ll become the person we want to be. And it’s not inevitable we’ll be the leader we aspire to become. Creating new habits takes time, patience & a lot of grit. But you can do it and we can help speed up your results. 

BEST FOR:  Anyone who wants something different for their lives & is tired of waiting to get it.