Launched in 2019, the Leadership Academy replaces the traditional Leadership At Its Best Program which has become NCGA’s advanced leadership program.
Leadership Academy is a two-session program that prepares state corn leaders to lead their respective state grower associations and check-off boards. The program will focus on various aspects of leadership training and key agricultural issues in a world with ever-changing consumer and environmental concerns. Growers will gain a keener insight into association management and how different leadership styles can come together in building an efficient organization. Media training and effective advocacy communications play a key role in this program as our grower leaders take a more active role as spokespersons for their state and national corn organizations.
Who should attend?
States are encouraged to submit two individuals – their grower association vice-president/president and/or their checkoff chair/vice-chair, or other leaders at their discretion. Applicants should not have already participated in Leadership Academy or Syngenta’s Leadership At Its Best program for another ag or commodity group.
Session 1: St. Louis, Mo.
Course of study: Public speaking and presentation skills, transformational leadership, meeting facilitation, parliamentary procedure, communication styles and media training
Session 2: Washington, D.C.
Course of study: Legislative briefing, parliamentary procedure, working with Hill staff and lobbyists, individual meetings with your members of Congress
Session 1: August 2-5, 2021 in St. Louis, Mo.
Session 2: January 24-26,2022 in Washington, D.C.