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. 

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 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 45 min)
  • Series 2: Leadership Growth (3 modules, 9 hours)

Series 1: Communication for Impact - Modules 1-3 Now Available

Improve communication, marketing, and customer service skills with SNF’s LEAD to Succeed™ “Communication for Impact” series. The first three modules are available now to complete in the training zone. Register now to complete “LEARN to Master Difficult Conversations,” “EDUCATE and Engage Your Customers in Strategic Communication,” and “ADVANCE Your Professionalism.” Modules 1 and 2 are worth three (3) CEUs while module 3 is worth 3.75 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.

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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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