Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program

The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) is an 18-month experiential executive leadership program for those who want to shape the future of the agriculture and food industry and make a positive difference in rural communities across Ontario.

Each Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program Class is created with attention to the diversity of participants. Participants are chosen so that peer-to-peer mentorship, interrelationships and a broad network are developed. Class participants are chosen for their different backgrounds, offering unique viewpoints and enabling thought-provoking, balanced discussion of critical issues.

The curriculum includes a series of seminars, study tours – North American and international – and small group issues analysis projects for agriculture, food and rural community clients.

Read more about current AALP Class participants here.

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Issues Analysis Project (IAP) 

AALP Class participants add to their “toolbox of skills” by completing an Issues Analysis Project (IAP). The IAP is an action-based leadership project within the agriculture, agri-food and rural sectors in Ontario.


Social and Economic Return on Investment. 2013. George Morris Centre. 

AALP Evaluation Study. 2012. School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph.

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AALP Class 19 Timeline

July 3-6


Seminar 4 - Sarnia/Chatham

Problem solving style, Communication and Effectiveness

July 22 - Aug. 6


Study Tour

Understanding Canadian/American Relations

Sept. 18-22


Seminar 5, Thunder Bay

Strategic, Financial and Organizational Abilities

Nov. 13-16


Seminar 6 - Ottawa

Federal Government; Globalization & Trade