A Unique Model for Shared Leadership
The National Water Program is guided by a unique model for shared leadership that consists of Standing Leadership Teams, Sub-Committees for Program Support, and finally the NIFA Committee for Shared Leadership for Water Quality (CSL-WQ).
Shared leadership is an important element in the relationship among state, regional and federal NIFA partners. By empowering state and regional water quality coordinators and staff through Leadership Teams and Sub-Committees for Program Support, a dynamic and innovative approach to national shared leadership is fostered by the Committee for Shared Leadership for Water Quality (CSL-WQ).
Committee for Shared Leadership (CSL)
The Committee for Shared Leadership (CSL) is an internal working group created to foster development of the National Water Program. Members include:
Project Representatives (10)
1890 and 1994 Institution Representatives (2)
NIFA National Program Leaders (2)
goals for shared leadership of the National Water
Program are to:
Foster a national program through a regional network of NIFA research, education, and extension professionals;
Elevate the visibility of the NIFA network;
Be responsive and proactive in decisions and actions that integrate research, education and extension activities;
Create, manage, and foster institutional change through visioning and leadership;
Practice effective communication and dialog to ensure cooperation and collaboration of integrated programs;
Pursue new opportunities in a coordinated fashion;
Market the value of internally and externally funded/leveraged activities; and
Establish partnerships and work to meet common goals.
The CSL-WQ has monthly conference calls and meets face-to-face four times per year.
View CSL-WQ Meeting Minutes.
The CSL-WQ strives to establish partnerships between the National Water Program and programs that have common goals. These partnerships enable the National Water Program to reach a wider audience, share research results and best education practices, and gather additional resources thereby improving and protecting water resources in the United States and its territories. We are developing a list of our partners.
Detailed contact information for all key participants in this program are available in the national directory.
This material is based upon work supported in part by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2008-51130-19504. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.