LEAD to Succeed™

Training for School Nutrition Professionals

LEAD to Succeed

Welcome to School Nutrition Foundation’s LEAD to Succeed™ Initiative. These workforce tools and training modules have been developed specifically for school nutrition professionals seeking to Learn, Educate, Advance, and Develop in the school nutrition field. These online trainings and resources will become available to all school nutrition professionals free of charge through the SNA Training Zone beginning in February 2021.

LEAD to Succeed™ was made possible through a $2m grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service, and developed with a team from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. The initiative will address workforce development needs for school nutrition professionals in the areas of Personnel Management and Communication, and Marketing and Customer Service.

Thanks to the USDA grant, these high-caliber professional development tools are open to SNA members and non-members, and will be available at no cost for all.

The training will consist of two series, designed for both virtual and in-person use:

  • Series 1: Communication for Impact (4 modules, 12 hours)
  • Series 2: Leadership Growth (3 modules, 9 hours)

Series 1: Communication for Impact - Modules 1 & 2 Now Available!

Improve communication, marketing, and customer service skills with SNF’s LEAD to Succeed™ “Communication for Impact” series. The first two modules are available in SNA’s Training Zone. Register now to complete “LEARN to Master Difficult Conversations” and “EDUCATE and Engage Your Customers in Strategic Communication.” Each module is worth three (3) CEUs. 

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Series 2: Leadership Growth - Coming in 2022!

Are you passionate about leadership and team building? The 9-hour Leadership Growth Series of professional development trainings are designed to improve management skills and practices needed to effectively build, manage, and lead a team.

MEET OUR PARTNERS

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN)

Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE)

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE)

National Dairy Council (NDC)

School Nutrition Association (SNA)

School Nutrition Foundation (SNF)

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2900 S. Quincy Street, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22206
servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org  

Tel (703) 824-3000
Fax (703) 824-3015

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