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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 $2 million grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service, and developed with a team from . 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.

Series 1: Communication for Impact

Improve communication, marketing, and customer service skills with SNF’s LEAD to Succeed™ “Communication for Impact” series. All four modules (totaling 12 hours and 45 minutes of training) are available now to complete in the Training Zone.

Series 2: Leadership Growth

Are you passionate about leadership and team building? The nine-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. Series 2 will feature three modules totaling 9 hours of training.

Request a Training

SNA State associations or State Agencies may request a LEAD to Succeed™ training at a future conference or meeting by visiting the SNF website. Trainings can now be requested through 4/20/2025 that take place by 5/20/2025. Please contact amartinez@schoolnutrition.org with questions.

LEAD to Succeed™ en Español

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Adult Training Series

Are you training your staff, colleagues or any other adult learners and looking for fresh new ideas? Maybe you’re presenting at a conference or staff meeting, and you would like some ideas about how to get more audience engagement? In part 1 of this course, Dr. Kristen Wall shares best practices in adult learning and walks you through a template you can use for your next training. In part 2, Dr. Wall gives an overview of key adult learning theories and how they can be applied in a variety of adult learning scenarios, including staff meetings, conference sessions, and training.

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Are you having trouble viewing LEAD content or logging into the training zone? ranging from an in-depth guide on how to access the content to questions on its intended audience, length, CEU credit and much more.

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