The Natural Resources Leadership Institute (NRLI), a leadership
development program for capacity building in environmental decision
making, cultivates a cadre of leaders who address environmental prob-
lems collaboratively and creatively.Describing our theory of change
model, this article introduces why and how the NRLI works, the the-
oretical perspectives that support the NRLI, and the outcomes that
result when these theories are put into practice in North Carolina and
Virginia. To Download PDF click here.