November 15, 2012

Application Deadline for LAUNCH - Leaders Achieving Unexpected New Career Heights

Event Dates: January 23, 24, 25 and February 27,28 and March 1

Columbus, Maumee


Did you know that more than half of our workforce in agribusiness will retire in the next 15 years?

That means top-level leadership will also retire, resulting in a void of leadership talent. The Ohio AgriBusiness Association (OABA) has recognized this challenge and will offer a robust leadership development training program – LAUNCH – to help fill the void, and ultimately to help ensure a bright future for Ohio’s agribusinesses.

OABA is looking for 25-30 aspiring leaders to participate in the inaugural 2013 LAUNCH class. Participants who are selected are expected to attend two three-day sessions on the following dates:

  • January 23, 24, & 25 – Columbus Area
  • February 27, 28 & March 1 – Toledo Area  

Current Leadership:
If you have a rising star in your organization who would benefit from a robust leadership training opportunity, sponsor their application by November 15.

Ambitious, Emerging Leaders:
Talk with your supervisor and apply by November 15 to be considered for this year’s class.

The program curriculum will include skill-building in the following areas (click here to see the full list of sessions and speakers):

  • Personal Insights and Diversity in Thinking Styles
  • Management Skills and Decision-Making
  • Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Global Issues in Agriculture
  • Sales and Marketing Principles
  • Ohio/Regional Trends in Agribusiness
  • State and Local Government
  • Strategic Planning, Goal Setting and Organizational Skills
  • Capstone Project

Application/Registration Process
Registration for this event is different than most OABA training opportunities. Those interested in participating will need to go through the following short application process.

  • Applicants must work for a member organization of OABA.
  • Aspiring leaders will need to talk with their supervisor and/or company leadership to determine if the interested individual has approval to commit to the program.
  • Individuals must fill out an official application, which includes a letter of recommendation.
  • Applicants and their supervisors and/or company leadership must sign a letter of commitment to the two three-day sessions.
  • Mail this application – which must be postmarked by November 15, 2012 – to:

Ohio AgriBusiness Association
c/o Angela Davis-Haines
5151 Reed Road, Suite 126-C
Columbus, OH 43220

Note: No more than two leaders from one organization will be accepted in a given year.

Costs: OABA will invoice each applicant’s organization for the one-time participation fee of $2,900 upon selection. This registration fee covers costs relating to both three-day trainings, including hotel accommodations and meals.

 Frequently Asked Questions: Click here to view FAQs.


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