Each class of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) includes two study tours as part of the curriculum – one in North America, and one involving international travel. These study tours give participants the opportunity to gain an even broader perspective and understanding of regional/national/ international issues and their interrelationships.
Learning about another region or country’s culture, economy, businesses and government policies is a key theme of these tours. As leaders find themselves trying to cope with global competition, it is not surprising that this aspect of the training is rated as extremely important (Ipsos Reid Study, 2007).
AALP Class 13 will be travelling through Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York while on their study tour this July to Washington, DC. You will be able to follow them throughout their travels and hear about their learnings on this blog. Stay tuned!
AALP is administered by the Rural Ontario Institute.