NLTO stands for the Networking and Leadership Training Organization. Our organization provides information on professional advancement and opportunities for career development for all pre- and post-doctoral trainees working at EPA in Research Triangle Park. In particular, our Brown Bag Seminar Series focuses on issues in science and career development that are of interest to young investigators. NLTA is packed full of opportunities for attendees to share their own experiences and skills, interaction with the leading trainers and thinkers in networks leadership through presentation and consultation, and topic specific workshops to develop a "network of networkers" in your specific field. Each part of the NLTA is led by a recognized leader in the field and will be a variety of small group, breakout, and large group interactions. Trainees include postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, guest scientists in training, interns, and undergraduate volunteers working at the EPA in RTP and UNC-Chapel Hill (Human Studies Division). The individual model of leadership historically associated with strong organizations is more, directive, top-down, and transactional. As we expand our leadership mindset to understand leadership as a collective process, more people are questioning the leadership assumptions that are embedded in traditional organizational structures and processes. While the Leadership and Networks publication will contrast network and organizational leadership as a useful way of highlighting new models of leadership emerging in a connected environment, we believe that these distinctions will become less significant as organizations and communities adopt leadership approaches that are more relational and collective.
The following is the list of scholars from Networking and Leadership Training Organization who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences