The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) has decided to extend recruitment for the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) Class 19 until June 30th 2021. The selected participants will start their start their curriculum with the first seminar in November 2021.
During the 18-month executive program, 30 individuals will embark on a personal leadership journey to realize their potential, while exploring the agri-food sector from the local to the international level. Each AALP Class is chosen with attention to creating a team that can provide peer-to-peer mentorship, diverse viewpoints and a broad network.
“It’s exciting and affirming to see the high caliber of talent that applies,” Gabe Ferguson, Leadership Programs Director, said in a release. “With their experience of a world pandemic this past year, I’m anticipating a keen group of leaders ready to share new ideas.”
The chosen participants will come together for seven in-person seminars, five online webinars and two study tours. Class members will learn about government and political systems, marketing and economics, national and international trade, communication and organization skills, self-awareness and interrelationships, negotiation and decision making, consumers and social license, media relations, agri-food trends, globalization and the dynamics of change, applied to Ontario and globally through North American and international components.
For more information on how to apply visit https://www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca/aalp .