The Institute of Agricultural Management Leadership Development Programme
The Leadership Development Programme has been running biennially since 2002 and over 70 people have completed the programme. Whether in a leadership role already or seeking to accept one, past participants have regarded this programme both powerful and extremely valuable. Many now hold prestigious and influential posts within agriculture and its related industries.
The aim of the three week residential programme is to develop an individual’s skills to undertake a leading role or a position of influence within the agri-food sector. This is achieved by developing an understanding of policy-making in the UK and Brussels, interacting with industry sector leaders, and learning from the experiences and skills of fellow delegates. The programme aims to give individuals a wider perspective and the tools to develop the UK agri-food industry and address the growing number of issues impacting upon the sector. The course is run through The Institute of Agricultural Management and the Royal Agricultural University. The participants should be exceptional people who will effect change by engaging with industry leaders, politicians and key specialists within the agri-food industry.
Previous Course Director, the late Professor John Alliston said “The inspiration for the course came as an outcome of my Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Jubilee Award report and the Institute of Agricultural Management report into Leadership Courses around the world. The development of this programme is a continual process and the support of many individuals and organisations has been an essential element of its success”.
The three week residential course takes place in Cirencester at the Royal Agricultural University, Brussels and London and covers themes such as:
- Personal Development
- Management and Communication Skills
- The EU and International Affairs
- The UK Industry Leaders and Policies
Course dates: February 2020, March 2020 and April 2020
If you would like to discuss possible sources of help towards funding call the office on 01285 889879.