Who are the RULE Fellows?
Fellows come from diverse backgrounds. Participants come from all lifestyles including farmers & agribusiness, community leaders & officials, business and private industries, and education practitioners. They have different interests, and goals, with one common thread: a commitment to public involvement in solving community problems.
Participants in the RULE program will be selected from communities in Pennsylvania and must have a demonstrated commitment to public problem solving.
While the program has a strong focus on issues affecting rural Pennsylvania, participants come from across the state, and study institutes are held in both rural and urban locations.
What will this diverse mix of leaders do as a result of participating in the RULE program? The personal and professional accomplishments of past participants in the program have taught us that we can expect these leaders to do a great deal! Participants can expect:
- Positive changes in self-image, increased confidence in responding to changing environments, and greater effectiveness in accomplishing goals and objectives.
- To become more interpersonally competent by listening, nurturing, and coping with value conflicts.
- To learn how to be open to new experiences, seek new challenges, and treat mistakes as opportunities for self-improvement.
- To strengthen problem solving and leadership skills to solve public issues.