The Institute of Agricultural Management Leadership course takes place every other year and the next one will be taking place in February, March and April 2016. As in previous years, twelve delegates will spend time in Cirencester, Brussels and London when the two objectives of developing the individual and debating with policy makers will be undertaken. Past experience has shown that the delegates gained the following from the course:-
- Career development
- Ability to do more things
- Encouraged to change
- Access to Leaders
- Improvement in thought processes
- Raising profile
- New management skills
- People skills
These are in descending order of responses and come from research conducted with the alumni. There are many leadership theories that try to define successful leadership and many of these such as trait, transformational, participatory, contingency and visionary are referred to during the programme.
Delegates are encouraged to apply by the end of July and interviews will take place in September. The selection panel will judge applications on previous leadership successes, involvement in the industry and the ability to make a difference in the future.
The delegates will share their experiences and learn from each other.