The IFOAM Organic Leadership Course North America 2013

A World of Organic Leadership Learning

The IFOAM Organic Leadership Course - North America 2013

A Professional-level, Online and In-Person Leadership Learning Intensive Into the World of Organic Food, Agriculture, Production and Trade

Presented by IFOAM, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements

Training the Next Generation of Organic Industry Leadership

Register Now and Join Us for the First Residential Module in Lutz, Florida March 20-29, 2013

Led by international and regional experts, the IFOAM Organic Leadership Course - North America 2013 provides intensive training for executives, managers, entrepreneurs, producers and others to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of the North American and world markets for organic food and agriculture.

Through a series of 10 webinars and two in-person residential modules, the curriculum will focus on:

Understanding the Organic World

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the organic sector and the channels of distribution and the ability to apply this knowledge in your work and advocacy.

Institutional Management

Learn effective leadership and modern management skills that are consistent with the ethics of the organic sector. Develop skills for organizational development, project management and the ability to forge strategic alliances for cross-sector collaboration.

Networking & Communications

Gain knowledge and skills to communicate effectively within your organization and sector. Identify organic industry leaders and hone industry networking skills.

Organic Value Chain

You will gain the necessary understanding of the organic value chain in theoretical and practical terms.

Certification & Regulation

Increase your knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of organic regulations, standards, certification and production in the U.S., North American and world markets.

Organic Services & Development

Understanding the support system that underpins the value chain will enable you to work with and strengthen the organic sector and achieve long-term sustainability.

Organic Leadership Skills

Build your advocacy skills for organic food and agriculture, and hone skills and attitudes to take a leadership role in the organic industry.

"Leadership and learning are indispensible to each other." - John F. Kennedy

We're Looking for a Few Good Organic Leaders

Our planet needs people with the right skills and attitudes to make the shift we need toward a more sustainable future.

The IFOAM Organic Leadership Course aims to do just that. If you want to take yourself or your staff to the next level, then enroll in this exciting program!

The IFOAM Organic Leadership Course, North America 2013 includes:

- Two Residential Modules in Tampa, FL, March 20-29, and Baltimore, MD, Sept. 19-25.

- Ten online webinars between March and September 2013.

- Course fee of US $4,500 covers tuition and all training materials, plus food & lodging during the residential training. (Travel costs not included.)

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To Apply, contactacademy@ifoam.org

Deadline to apply: Jan. 1, 2013

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