L.E.A.D. to Succeed

Learn, Educate, Advance & Develop in the School Nutrition Field

LEAD to Succeed

Welcome to School Nutrition Foundation’s L.E.A.D. 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.

L.E.A.D. 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 - Module #1 Launching February 2021!

Do you want to improve your communication, marketing, and customer service skills? Get a preview of SNF’s brand-new Communication for Impact Series and register for our first module, coming in February 2021!

The full series will consist of four, three-hour training modules, designed to help school nutrition managers and staff identify, strengthen, and develop communication skills in the workplace with a variety of virtual learning tools, including self-paced online learning modules and webinars, as well as in-person trainings. Modules I-III target managers and directors, while Module IV is designed for staff.

  • Module 1: LEARN to Master Difficult Conversations
  • Module 2: EDUCATE and Engage Customers with Strategic Communication
  • Module 3: ADVANCE Your Professionalism
  • Module 4: DEVELOP Communication Skills

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)

Contact Us

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

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

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