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Online training SHIFT: Skills and Tools to Equip Leaders in Change Initiatives

Online training SHIFT: Skills and Tools to Equip Leaders in Change Initiatives

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SHIFT: Shifting How Influencers Facilitate



Are you ready to expand your leadership and communication skills? SHIFT is a transformative program designed to elevate your leadership, and equip you with the essential tools to excel in today's dynamic and complex environments. 

Program Overview

SHIFT goes beyond conventional leadership training, this innovative program offers a fresh lens to more deeply understand human behavior, fostering effective leadership in diverse contexts.

Who Should Attend

While SHIFT's foundation takes a food production perspective, this program is highly recommended for professionals engaged in:

Education or facilitation

Change Initiatives

Community Development

Human Resources

Advocacy and Policy Making

And anyone seeking to enhance their leadership capabilities in dynamic environments


Adaptive Leadership: Gain a deeper understanding of adaptive leadership principles and learn to thrive in uncertainty and change.

Innovative Problem-Solving: Acquire tools to creatively work with complex challenges and drive sustainable change.

Impactful Communication: Hone skills to effectively influence and inspire others towards meaningful outcomes.

Creative Problem-Solving: Learn to uncover innovative solutions in polarizing situations.

Design your own behavioral change program: Come away with strategies and tips to enhance, deepen, and create your/your organization's change initiatives.

The SHIFT Program was developed by agroecologist Nicole Masters (author of “For the Love of Soil”) and Montana rancher Meagan Lannan through their experiences working with issues critically affecting communities and organizations.

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We invite you to embark on a transformative journey that will equip you to lead with confidence and increase your impact in an ever-evolving world.

We will have interactive in-person webinars with Nicole and Meagan every 8 weeks to start and complete this program. You can however take this online program at your own pace.

Zoom Call: May 10, 2024 12:00 PM MST, 7:00 PM London Time


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Feedback from Denver SHIFT attendees

"SHIFT helped to develop and refine skills I already possessed but was not effectively employing to influence my peers, and fellow producers. The motivators to begin transformative change is not a one-size-fits-all, SHIFT gave me the tools to accurately assess an individual’s “why” as opposed to a generalized overview of the “how.” " 

"I have been working with a group of ranchers in the San Luis Valley who have been in drought and are faced with aquifer depletions. In preparing their drought plans, we went through the polyvagal exercise which helped them reflect on stress triggers with spouses and managers. Very effective in this context."

"Refocusing on the "culture" of agriculture has reintroduced empathy into conversations previously centered around science, facts, and blame."

SHIFT "has provided me with another way of looking at things. What is my motivation? How do I handle stress. It helps me to better understand people's motivation."

"I really loved this workshop and would do it all over again!"


1. What is the duration of the online training course?

SHIFT typically takes 4 to 8 weeks to complete. We offer an introductory Zoom call at the beginning of the program and a concluding call 8-weeks later. These calls are designed to support your learning while accommodating busy schedules. You can stop and start the program at anytime, and the program will be available online for as long as we use Thinkific as our learning platform.

2. Is the training course self-paced?

Our training courses offer a blend of self-paced learning, recorded zoom sessions every 8-weeks and small group work to provide flexibility while ensuring guidance and support from experienced professionals.

3. How is the training content delivered?

The training content is delivered through a user-friendly online platform, which includes video lectures, reading materials, interactive assignments, and discussion forums. Live webinars every 8 weeks, and virtual group activities are optional parts of the learning experience. We invite you to bring a change initiative or project to work together in small groups to design and reflect on more effective design.

4. What type of recognition is provided upon course completion?

Upon completion of the training course, participants receive an Integrity Soils certificate of achievement. 

5. Can I interact with instructors and other participants during the training?

Yes, SHIFT encourages interaction and collaboration. Participants have opportunities to engage with instructors through Q&A sessions, participate in group discussions, and connect with peers through online forums.

6. Is financial aid or scholarships available for SHIFT?

We understand the importance of accessibility and affordability. Follow this link for a 50% discount if you are in financial need. We only have a limited number of these available.

For any further inquiries or specific details about our online training course, feel free to contact our support team. We are dedicated to providing a seamless and enriching learning experience for all our participants.