Now Live: New LEAD to Succeed™ Training from the School Nutrition Foundation


LEAD to Succeed

High-quality, no-cost training for all school nutrition professionals!

We are excited to announce the new LEAD to Succeed™ training program from School Nutrition Foundation is now live in the SNA Training Zone! You can register now for “LEARN to Master Difficult Conversations,” the first of four self-paced training modules in the Communication for Impact series. This module is a 3-hour, self-paced training that was created specifically for school nutrition professionals; additional modules in the Communication for Impact series are scheduled for release in 2021. All LEAD to Succeed™ training materials are available at no cost to all school nutrition professionals, regardless of SNA membership

“These are important topics anyone can use in any job, and everyday life. As a manager, I’m super excited to have this training available to share with my staff.” –Shannon Nowak, Nutrition Services Manager, Fargo Public Schools (ND), SNA Employee/Manager Representative

LEAD to Succeed™ was made possible through a $2m grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service and developed with a team from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “LEARN to Master Difficult Conversations” is led by Georgetown University professor and communications expert Jeanine Turner, Ph.D. You don’t want to miss out on these cutting-edge trainings designed specifically for school nutrition professionals like you.

You can complete the training in one sitting or break it down into segments that fit your schedule. LEAD to Succeed™ participants can earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) after the completion of each module. 

SNF’s LEAD to SucceedTM partners include  Georgetown University's 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) and  School Nutrition Association (SNA).  

The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is an independent 501(c) (3) and the charitable arm of the non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA). Since 1964, SNF has supported school nutrition professionals nationwide through scholarships, research and professional development programs. 

This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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