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Canada’s National Farm Leadership Program now accepting applications

Program launches Jan. 23, with an application deadline of Jan. 18.

January 3, 2023  By Top Crop Manager

National Farm Leadership ProgramNational Farm Leadership Program. Photo courtesy Farm Management Canada.

The next cohort of the National Farm Leadership Program will begin Jan. 23. The program takes place over several weeks through virtual learning and a three-day in-person residency. Monthly group coaching and personal coaching continues for the remainder of the calendar year to help participants realize positive change in real time.

“Canada already has some of the best farm managers, and increasing their leadership effectiveness is the next step in supporting a resilient and prosperous agricultural sector and community,” says Heather Watson, executive director of Farm Management Canada “We are proud to be working with LeaderShift Inc. to welcome our 2023 program cohort.”

The National Farm Leadership Program aims to teach farmers how to perform at their best when it matters most.


“The program fits into busy farm life to help you identify the critical development areas that will have the greatest impact on your personal and professional lives,” says Kelly Dobson, founder of LeaderShift Inc. “Not only is leadership good for business, it’s good for the well-being of the leader and those they work with.”

Program details include:

  • Structured online learning (Jan. 23 – March 3)
  • 3-day residency on Vancouver Island, B.C. (March 7-9)
  • A personal leadership assessment and a one-on-one review
  • Create a personal plan to increase your leadership effectiveness
  • Monthly group and individual coaching for the remainder of the year (March – December)
  • Unlimited access to the LeaderLab (a private online community)

The program is led by certified executive coach and fourth generation farmer, Kelly Dobson, who combines adult learning research with neuroscience and IT, enabling leader development at any age.

Visit for more information and to apply.


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