RAU holds John Edgar Trust management training course
On behalf of the John Edgar Trust, the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) organises and runs a Management Development Scheme, which provides a unique management training opportunity for people engaged in farming and land-based industries in southern England.
The RAU has recently completed another successful programme. The Management Development Scheme is a three-module residential course in rural business management which runs on alternate years. The aim is to develop the individual’s skills and abilities to enable them to become a positive and powerful asset to their business and through that, to the industry as a whole.
The course programme provides a variety of learning methods including lectures, media training, personal evaluation, presentations and case study group work. The participants benefit enormously from not only the programmed events, but also the chance to share the experience with like-minded individuals and learn from each other. The second and third modules (which are based in Hampshire) include visits designed to provide inspiration for the case studies and a chance to share ideas with the managers of a wide range of progressive and innovative rural businesses.
The John Edgar Trust has, since its foundation in 1970, aimed to enhance leadership and management skills within agriculture and the land-based industries, as a testament to the inspiration of the late John Edgar. The Trust is a Hampshire-based Registered Charity dedicated to helping people achieve their management potential within rural enterprises.
Dr James Jones, Co-Course Director said: “The course is all about personal fulfilment through interaction not only with lecturers, tutors and business leaders but with fellow participants. Delegates often make life-long friendships during the course. On-going contact within and between year groups is encouraged. Attending a John Edgar Trust course really can be a life changing experience.”