The Food Systems Leadership Retreats are two and a half days of intense learning about the skills needed to foster collective leadership, to facilitate effective transformational dialogue, and to develop your systems leadership capacity.

The Retreats will be a combination of trainings and workshops to learn new tools and deepen your knowledge of existing material as well as Learning Journeys where you will visit local community-based organizations to practice and apply those learnings. Not only will the Retreats help you think differently about any problems you and your organization may face, but they will also connect you with other leaders of the food movement. You can expect an intense few days but you will return to your organization with new tools, new relationships, and a fresh outlook. 

The Retreats will be designed and facilitated by Ag Innovations, a leading organization in systems thinking and systems leadership that has worked with organizations to successfully facilitate change and collaboration across the food system. 

Application Requirements

{Coming soon}

Summer Food Systems Leadership Retreat (New Orleans, LA; early June)

  • April 4: Application opens
  • April 15: Application closes
  • Early June: Retreat

Fall Food Systems Leadership Retreat (Location TBD; early October)

  • August 1: Application opens
  • August 15: Application closes
  • Early October: Retreat


Questions? Email with 'Leadership Retreats' in the subject line.

Application opens March 15.