Sabrina Hill talks with Cameron White of Sierra View Ranch, who is a past participant in the program. Listen to the interview:
From the Almond Board:
In 2009, Almond Board of California (ABC) set out to encourage a new group of individuals with diverse backgrounds to become leaders in the almond community. The result was the creation of the Almond Leadership Program. The no-cost, yearlong program is designed to provide a mentored experience for the next generation of leaders, and includes leadership training seminars, hands-on educational opportunities, field experience and a firsthand look at the inner workings of ABC.
Through the Almond Leadership Program, participants will learn how to effectively lead, manage and inspire others in the almond community; enhance business relationships; understand current social, political, scientific and economic issues facing almonds; and master communication and leadership techniques relevant to managing or retaining a leadership role in almond organizations and their local community.
The program consists of approximately 75 –85 hours of seminars and events, and 15–25 hours of interactive learning to complete assignments. Attendance at all seminars and events is mandatory. All applicants must have reliable transportation and be available to travel to seminars and events as scheduled. Full consideration will be provided to all applicants regardless of age, gender, race or other distinguishing characteristics.