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Senior executive program management

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Senior Executive Program Management

October 2020


This course will be offered online in a seminar series format. The seminars will be held every Tuesday and Thursday starting October 6th and ending October 29th. Each seminar will be two hours long. Participants are expected to attend every seminar.

  • Agenda


New and experienced senior-level state, territory, and tribal pesticide program managers with direct responsibility for the implementation of their agency's pesticide program, policies, and reporting.

Course Goal

To provide participants with an opportunity to acquire, strengthen, and share leadership and management skills while engaging in high level discussions on emerging issues, policy, planning, and communication.

Seminar topics include:
Mastering virtual communication
Communicating science decisions to the public
Fostering communication with other agencies
Mapping out your team's strengths
Building your influence skills to increase program support
Leading through crisis
Emotional Intelligence
Envisioning the future for PREP

Seminars will include relevant case studies to help you apply leadership and management skills to navigate key emerging pesticide regulatory issues.

Nomination and Participants


Nominations must be submitted electronically. It is best to prepare your justification for selection before starting your nomination application. To complete the nomination process, please refer to the nomination announcement.

Nominations for the Senior Executive Program Management course open July 27, 2020 and close August 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). The PREP Team will make selections no later than August 28, 2020 based on how closely the nominees conform to the target participant criteria and why the training is essential to their job responsibilities.

Nominations have closed for this course.


View the list of confirmed participants.

Planning Group

  • Jack Peterson, Arizona Department of Agriculture
  • John Scott, Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • Africa Dorame-Avalos, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
  • Lori Bowman, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
  • Tim Creger, Nebraska Department of Agriculture
  • Liz Vizard, Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)

Travel Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PREP Team will be hosting this course online. Selected participants will receive information regarding the course no later than August 28, 2020.

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