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The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) is a 19-month executive development opportunity for men and women actively involved in Ontario's agriculture and food industry. Its aim is to provide our industry's current and emerging leaders with the skills, knowledge, broad perspective and positive attitude needed for the future...more


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UPDATE Newsletter - Fall/Winter 2014
In this issue: AALP Class 16 Recruitment, Curling Bonspiel Jan 17, Dream Auction wins at CAMA, Year end donations and 20% of SeCan's employees are AALP grads!
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MEDIA RELEASE: Applications now being accepted for AALP Class 16
Men and women interested in increasing their confidence, deepening their understanding of Ontario’s agriculture industry and building professional networks are encouraged to apply for Class 16 of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP).
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Applications now being accepted for AALP Class 16!
Apply today for the opportunity of a lifetime. As part of AALP Class 16, you'll develop more confidence, gain a deeper understanding of the agriculture and agri-food industry and build an extensive network of fellow leaders.
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MEDIA RELEASE: AALP Class 15 meets with leaders of Canada’s largest trading partner
AALP Class 15 met with LEAD New York (LEAD NY) participants to further explore Canadian/American trade relations and their approaches to business and government during a recent seminar in Ottawa.
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AALP Update Newsletter Fall 2014
In this issue: Class 15 North American Study Tour, Class 2 reunion (25 years!), Stewart Lecture help?, Dream Auction experience, It's recruitment time, Matt Langford uses MBA credits.
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MEDIA RELEASE: North American Study Tour "Invaluable Experience"
AALP Class 15 was inspired and challenged by the learnings from an eight-day tour through Michigan, Indiana, Washington DC and New York State
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BLOG - Class 15 on the North American Study Tour - July 6-13, 2014
Follow along with Class 15 as they visit Detroit, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Washington DC. THEME: Understanding Canadian/American Relations
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UPDATE Newsletter: Spring 2014
In this issue: 2014 AALP Dream Auction Results, Three Downey Siblings in AALP, U of G Advanced Standing, Alumni and Friends trip To Ireland, Dean Tiessen Memorial Fund and Thanks to our Sponsors
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2014 AALP Dream Auction raises record $110,000
Over 350 people who are passionate about leadership in agriculture came together on February 8, 2014 for the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) Dream Auction and raised over $110,000. This brings the total raised by the AALP Dream Auctio
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MEDIA RELEASE: AALP Grads receive Advanced Standing In U of G Masters Programs
Sylvain Charlebois, Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Management and Economics at U of G says, “This is the first time advance standing has been granted to any of our Master’s Programs. We believe that the AALP curriculum
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MEDIA RELEASE: Dean Tiessen Memorial Fund to honour agricultural entrepreneur
A memorial fund has been established to honour the vision and memory of a southwestern Ontario agricultural entrepreneur who died tragically in Brazil late last year. Dean Tiessen of New Energy Farms was a catalyst in helping establish the province
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Dean Tiessen Memorial Fund
Dean was a member of Class 10 of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) from 2003 to 2005. His classmates have started a memorial fund to celebrate his open, giving spirit during the third seminar of the next five AALP classes when they
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AALP Update Newsletter
Fall Winter 2013 Update Newsletter In this issue: Welcome Class 15, Making a Difference in India, AALP Dream Auction 2014, Class 4 update, In Memory: Dean Tiessen, Our Sponsors
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Class 15 of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) has been selected.
Class 15 of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) has been selected. These current and emerging leaders within Ontario’s agriculture, agri-food and rural sectors will begin their AALP journey on September 8, 2013 at their first...
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AALP delivers 25% social return on investment
A recent study reaffirms the tremendous value of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) to Ontario’s society and economy. Based on interviews with AALP graduates, it is estimated that for every $1 invested in AALP, the social return on..
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