Wind River UW Extension offering Leadership course

(Fremont County, Wyo) – The University of Wyoming Extension is offering a leadership course on the Wind River Reservation beginning in September.

The three-session “Be the Change Leadership School” meets once a month.

“Attendance at all three sessions is encouraged”, says Tina Russell, the Wind River Reservation Extension Educator who is offering the course with fellow UW Educators, Hannah Swanbom and Tara Kuipers.

(Pictured above: Tina Russell, Hannah Swanborn, and Tara Kuipers.)

Participants who are employed should have the support of their employer to assure participation in all class days.

Classes focus on forming leadership skills like conflict management, acceptance and management of change and initiation of social action. The program seeks to develop dynamic relationships among families, employees, and communities; expand personal and professional networks; and inspire personal, community and workplace leadership roles.

Image from Shutterstock by Dusit

Image from Shutterstock by Dusit

Each class day will also include a Community Based Experience, or CBE. CBE’s are opportunities to visit or tour local business, government or civic entities. They are meant to build knowledge and enhance relationships across the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Guest speakers will consist of UW Extension Educators, local leaders such as Patrick Goggles and Keja Whiteman, and other prominent leaders from Indian Country.

Sessions are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various locations on the reservation. A detailed schedule with specific locations will be sent by email prior to each class. Lunch and additional materials are provided at each session.

UW Extension

Dates, leadership topic, and community focus are:
Friday, Sept. 12, Fort Washakie – Personality and leadership skills; Water and natural resources
Friday, Oct. 17, Ethete – Responsibilities of leadership; Economic and business development
Friday, Nov. 14, Arapahoe – Community leadership; Adult and higher education

Registration is requested by Monday, Sept. 9.
Print and fill out class registration here- (WRIR Leadership school Flyer_application_2014 (1))
For more information or to receive an application for the program, contact Tina Russell at 307-332-2135 or