Business and Leadership Development Projects are a Success

July 07, 2014

Two projects, led by Ontario Pork and Ontario Ginseng Growers Association (OGGA), received a combined total of $18,635 in funding under Growing Forward 2 (GF2) to enhance and develop business and leadership skills within their organizations.

Ontario Pork provided leadership training for current, emerging and aspiring pork producer leaders. Twelve Ontario Pork delegates participated in four days of training sessions. This training articulated the competencies of a successful leader and participants related them to their own strengths and areas for improvement. Participants learned how to build strong relationships through the establishment of trust and credibility. Strategic thinking and fundamental instruction on organizational governance was introduced and participants were familiarized with major trends and issues facing the pork industry.

"Identifying and preparing individuals for leadership is an investment of the future for our organization," says Amy Cronin, Chair of Ontario Pork. "This business and leadership development project lays the groundwork for developing leaders who can champion the Ontario pork sector."

The OGGA arranged and organized a workshop for board member training. Many topics were covered including: the level of ...

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