New training course from AHDB targets “daunting” farm leadership skills

A farm leadership skills programme, starting on September 22 and involving four interactive training sessions, has been launched by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Farmers and any farm staff who manage others are being urged to book places on the programme which will run through until February 25, 2015.

“The programme will be very practical and hands-on, and is aimed at helping farming staff that lead teams or supervise a number of people to become better leaders and more effective in the workplace,” said AHDB project manager for external industry skills development, Tess Howe.

“The four-day format has been designed to fill a gap identified in the industry were training tends to focus on either technical or management level. For many people either starting out as a team leader or already in a similar role of responsibility, dealing with people is a daunting aspect, which they have had little training for. This course will build their skills and confidence in this key area.”

Training will be located at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, and Darrington, Yorkshire, with the four-day schedule costing £240 + vat per person. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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