Partnership To Enhance Leadership Development

CANADA - In collaboration with the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI), the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) has committed to the development and implementation of a pilot programme to recruit and retain a group of visionary organisation leaders who are capable of moving the Ontario beef industry forward.
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This pilot programme will increase the leadership skills of existing or potential organisation leaders, enhance the credibility of the association and better prepare leaders to move the industry forward in times of change or challenge.

“This leadership investment will not only equip our industry leaders across the province with the knowledge, resources and confidence to excel as future ambassadors in our industry, it will provide stronger leadership capabilities for our entire association,” states Curtis Royal, OCA President.  

  The future of any agricultural sector relies heavily upon the strong leadership abilities of those within the sector. This long-term strategy will work to ensure that participants of this programme will gain the skills, confidence, and expertise to create important alliances and foster innovation and creative thinking within and beyond OCA for years to come.  

“Leadership effectiveness has a huge impact on organisations, the agriculture/agri-food sector and rural communities,” says Jim Whaley, ROI chair.   

“The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) is excited to be working with OCA in the development of this pilot programme which will build leadership capacity within Ontario’s beef industry and beyond.”  

The concept of this programme arose from a county resolution brought forward to OCA. The pilot programme is scheduled to begin late in the fall of 2011 for approximately 40 selected participants and will include a number of training days covering various topics such as governance, meeting management, leadership styles and organization assessment and planning.

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