Peer Groups for Executive Education
Operating a successful agricultural business in a small town can be lonely, and moving your enterprise to a more professional level is no easy task. Implementing new strategies, behaviors and habits takes ongoing support and reinforcement.
Participating in a peer group combines executive education with support from others in similar situations. You learn from and with each other.
How does it work?
Most groups meet twice per year in person over two or three days, with ongoing interaction between meetings. Over time, members build trust and insight into each other’s business that allows for candid suggestions and accountability.
We have groups of differing size and focus. We will be in conversation to determine the best fit for your goals. Here are descriptions and more information about three general types:
- General management and ownership peer groups include on-farm visits where the peer group serves as an advisory board to your business. Members span all career stages and functions.
- The Progress Coach is a leadership and management skill development program targeted at those taking over the reins of their business.
- Financial professionals peer groups: These include Controllers and Chief Financial Officers and focus on accounting and finance topics.
Our team has been hosting peer groups since 2011, with many long-term members. We’ve perfected how to facilitate valuable interactions. We are continually adding members to existing groups when appropriate and launching new groups. Be in touch to learn more.
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