Named to honor the founding president of the IALF, this seminar provides an overview of the program, the heritage of leaders developed through the IALP, expectations of participants, the role of spouses in leadership development, and practical skills in etiquette and business attire. Activities in the seminar set a baseline for participants’ public speaking and self-confidence development.
Developing leadership skills should start with an in-depth examination of self, and this seminar will begin moving the personal leadership journey forward. Participants will explore their personality traits and leadership qualities through high-level assessments. Learning to relate to others and lead those who have different abilities is a key component of this seminar.
This seminar develops skills in public speaking and maintaining interpersonal relationships. Participants are introduced to strategies for how corporations communicate to a variety of audiences by crafting traditional and social media messages, and negotiating as a communication skill. As with many seminars, participants hold leadership discussions with high-level corporate executives from a variety of agriculture-related industries.
The development of economic and market policy in the United States is explored in depth through presentations given by distinguished economists. This seminar provides intellectual stimulation and is designed to foster an understanding of research that drives government policy with a specific focus on monetary policy. Futures and options trading are presented by key stakeholders in commodity markets and banking institutions.
The leading agriculture policy issues in the United States are examined in this seminar, including food safety and security, environmental policy, and agricultural research. Current issues facing Congress and the President are presented in preparation for the National Travel Seminar. Participants also gain practical life skills in health, diet and exercise with specific emphasis on executive travel and stress reduction.
Participants engage in one week of briefings from lawmakers, agricultural corporations, trade associations, and federal agencies on issues vital to the nation’s interest.
Strategies for influencing others through mass, personal and social media are explored in this seminar. Through case studies, participants learn how to communicate shared values and develop effective messages. Practical interview skills are developed through taped media question and answer sessions, and professionals in new and traditional media and public relations provide insights into message management and placement. This seminar encourages participants to formulate communications strategies for their vision of agriculture.