AALP Class 16 Launches Leadership Journey
From Rural Ontario Institute www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca
Guelph, ON, The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) class 16 kicked off their new journey with their first seminar held in Guelph, ON, diving into the fundamentals of effective leadership.
The majority of the seminar was led by Gavin Robinson of Robinson Leadership and GRID International who introduced us to GridWorks – Planting the Seeds of Culture. AALP class 16 learned how to focus on “what is right” and not “who is right” while working together in teams. The importance of self-awareness and value of critique was also evident to the entire class.
The Monday evening banquet was a highlight for many as the class received overwhelming support from over thirty industry representatives and alumni. Dr. Ralph C. Martin, Loblaw chair in Sustainable Food Production and Professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, reminded the audience of the many challenges facing agriculture and rural Ontario.
During their three days together, the class also gained insight into the opportunities and challenges facing the horse racing industry through a presentation and tour at the Grand River Raceway in Elora. Another tour was held at the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre at the University of Guelph offering the class a glimpse into an emerging industry closely tied with Ontario agriculture.
To follow class 16’s journey, connect on Twitter at @AALPClass or #AALP16.
During the 19-month program, AALP participants learn about leadership and organizational development theories and practices, government and political processes, economics, trade policy, global affairs, sector and industry related issues in Ontario and globally through North American and international study travel components. AALP is delivered by the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI). Established in 1984, the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) has graduated almost 450 leaders who are making a positive difference across Ontario and beyond. For more information visit www.aalp.on.ca
To see some of the past AALP class activities visit http://ontag.farms.com/profile/AALP