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Agricultural Leadership
Program
Recruitment for Class XV
2015-2016
Mission
The Agricultural Leadership Program is conducted
by the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of
Hawai`i, whose missi...
Organizational History
1982 - 1986
-ALFH founded as a tax exempt non-profit
- Goal to build cadre of leaders during transi...
Organizational History
2010-2013
-Donna Ching prepares for retirement after 25 years as
Program Director and trains Paulin...
Organizational History
2014-present
-Kim Coffee-Isaak resigns as Executive Director and
Lisa Soong is hired as Administrat...
ALFH Programs
ALFH has three core
programs:
• Agricultural Leadership
Program
•Youth Agricultural
Leadership Program (new)...
Need for Leadership
Hawai`i needs answers to hard questions:
• How can we become food and energy
secure?
• How do we balan...
Need for Leadership
Well-trained and effective leaders are essential for
solving complex problems.
For agriculture to beco...
Need for Leadership
• Legislators, Government
Department Administrators
and other Policy Advocates
• Natural Resources
Man...
Need for Leadership
• Rural and Community Development
Projects
(interface with rural and urban, need for
green space and “...
Who Participates
ALP is for promising leaders from Hawaii’s
agricultural, natural resources management
and rural communiti...
Program Purpose
ALP develops knowledgeable,
multi-cultural leaders for
Hawaii’s food, agricultural, and
natural resource i...
Desired Outcomes
• Graduates will develop strong leadership capacity that will
improve the health of agriculture in Hawaiʻ...
Core Curriculum
• Leading and facilitating
groups
• Systems thinking
• Collaboration
• Conflict management
• Negotiation
•...
Core Curriculum
• Educational site visits to
- small and large farms,
ranches, nurseries
- processing plants
- research fa...
Core Curriculum
• Two-week national trip
to Washington, DC and
state of group’s choice
• Connect with Hawaii’s
Congression...
Topics
• Land, water and invasive species issues
• Various methods of farming
• Community empowerment
• Agricultural resea...
Tuition
• Value of program is $20,000/person
• $5,000 (paid in 3 installments)
• Partial scholarships available
• Tuition ...
Commitment
• Attendance at all seminars
and 2 week national trip
• Complete journal reflections,
readings, seminar prepara...
Commitment
• Continue leadership and
responsibility within the
industry or community
• Be actively committed to the
perpet...
Application
• Application & short essay
• Employer’s commitment form (if applicable)
• Significant other’s support form (i...
Program Schedule
• Participant Selection : March-April 2015
• Seminar One: May 28-31, 2015
• Seminar Two: August 6-9, 2015...
Alumni
Kylie Matsuda,
Class XII
Managing Director,
Kahuku Farms, O`ahu,
a 4th generation farmer
“ALP will open your eyes a...
Alumni
Jim Reddekopp, Class VIII
Owner, Hawaiian Vanilla
Company, Hamakua, Hawai`i
Island
“ALP changed my perspective of
a...
Alumni
Lani Weigert, Class XI
Marketing and Community
Relations Consultant
“This program has clarified and
defined my visi...
Alumni
Mark Stoutemyer
Class XIII
The people I met and networks created have fostered great projects
to support agricultur...
Alumni
Joan Yoshioka, Class XIII
" I believe that for a strong agriculture
to exist in Hawai`i, all sectors need to
unders...
Alumni
Brandi Beaudet, Class XIV
" The program has provided me a
new network to work with and
platform to work from in mot...
Alumni
Diane Ley, Class VII
Hawai`i State Executive Director for
the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Farm
Service Agency servi...
Benefits
• Improve your leadership and communication skills
• Understand Hawaii’s agriculture and natural
resources sector...
Mahalo!
www.agleaderhi.org
EMAIL FACEBOOK PHONE
office@
agleaderhi.org
Agricultural Leadership
Foundation of Hawai`i
808-9...
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  1. 1. Agricultural Leadership Program Recruitment for Class XV 2015-2016
  2. 2. Mission The Agricultural Leadership Program is conducted by the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawai`i, whose mission is to: Provide Leadership Development Opportunities For People Committed to Strengthening Agriculture in Hawai`i
  3. 3. Organizational History 1982 - 1986 -ALFH founded as a tax exempt non-profit - Goal to build cadre of leaders during transition from plantation to diversified agriculture. - Initial funding from County of Hawai`i, later matched by grant from Kellogg Foundation launched the program led by Monty Richards and Jane Yamashiro of UH-Hilo. 1987 -ALFH partnered with UH CTAHR and Donna Ching began coordinating and delivering training activities as Program Director.
  4. 4. Organizational History 2010-2013 -Donna Ching prepares for retirement after 25 years as Program Director and trains Pauline Sato to run Class XIII. -Curriculum for ALP updated. -Peter Adler joins the team to provide leadership training seminars for ALP Class XIV. 2006 -Kim Coffee-Isaak hired as ALFH Executive Director
  5. 5. Organizational History 2014-present -Kim Coffee-Isaak resigns as Executive Director and Lisa Soong is hired as Administrative Coordinator. -Donna Ching returns to the program to provide facilitation training for Class XV, joining Peter Adler and Pauline Sato. Peter Adler, PhD Donna Ching, PhD Pauline Sato
  6. 6. ALFH Programs ALFH has three core programs: • Agricultural Leadership Program •Youth Agricultural Leadership Program (new) • Bi-annual Statewide Agricultural Conference
  7. 7. Need for Leadership Hawai`i needs answers to hard questions: • How can we become food and energy secure? • How do we balance the need for agricultural lands to grow food and biofuels with land for housing and tourism? • Who gets to use water and how much? • How do we diversify our economy AND protect our land, water, crops and native ecosystems? • How can different forms of agriculture (e.g. conventional, organic, and biotech) co-exist?
  8. 8. Need for Leadership Well-trained and effective leaders are essential for solving complex problems. For agriculture to become sustainable, it needs more cohesion and a stronger voice. And more than ever, Hawai‘i needs active, proactive and visionary leaders to bring us together to address key issues that affect all of our communities.
  9. 9. Need for Leadership • Legislators, Government Department Administrators and other Policy Advocates • Natural Resources Management Groups and Projects (Invasive species, forestry, preservation of land, freshwater systems, nearshore and deep ocean) Need for cross-sector collaboration with:
  10. 10. Need for Leadership • Rural and Community Development Projects (interface with rural and urban, need for green space and “working” ag lands, smart growth and transportation projects) • Food Security Initiatives (school lunch programs, community gardens, backyard farms) • Energy, Health, Culture and Economic Development arenas
  11. 11. Who Participates ALP is for promising leaders from Hawaii’s agricultural, natural resources management and rural communities.
  12. 12. Program Purpose ALP develops knowledgeable, multi-cultural leaders for Hawaii’s food, agricultural, and natural resource industries who have the skills necessary for leadership at local, state and national levels and will put those skills into practice.
  13. 13. Desired Outcomes • Graduates will develop strong leadership capacity that will improve the health of agriculture in Hawaiʻi based on in- depth knowledge about agriculture and natural resources management systems, leadership skills, and broad as well as deep relationships. • Graduates will have a greater desire to provide leadership for the common good that will result in an improved quality of life for the citizens and communities of Hawaiʻi. • Graduates are recognized as industry and community leaders.
  14. 14. Core Curriculum • Leading and facilitating groups • Systems thinking • Collaboration • Conflict management • Negotiation • Communication • Capstone project
  15. 15. Core Curriculum • Educational site visits to - small and large farms, ranches, nurseries - processing plants - research facilities - community projects - conservation areas - ag-tourism venues • Legislative site visits Local and national trips!
  16. 16. Core Curriculum • Two-week national trip to Washington, DC and state of group’s choice • Connect with Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation • Understand national issues that affect agriculture in Hawai`i • Learn new ideas
  17. 17. Topics • Land, water and invasive species issues • Various methods of farming • Community empowerment • Agricultural research • Cultural heritage • Transportation • Policy-making • Food safety • Ag-tourism • Marketing • Labor
  18. 18. Tuition • Value of program is $20,000/person • $5,000 (paid in 3 installments) • Partial scholarships available • Tuition covers air and ground transportation, lodging (most), supplies, and instruction
  19. 19. Commitment • Attendance at all seminars and 2 week national trip • Complete journal reflections, readings, seminar preparation • Participate in all follow-up assessments and leadership activities • Complete capstone project
  20. 20. Commitment • Continue leadership and responsibility within the industry or community • Be actively committed to the perpetuation of ALFH, including an annual contribution
  21. 21. Application • Application & short essay • Employer’s commitment form (if applicable) • Significant other’s support form (if applicable) • 3 recommendation forms • Scholarship application (if applicable) • DUE March 2, 2015
  22. 22. Program Schedule • Participant Selection : March-April 2015 • Seminar One: May 28-31, 2015 • Seminar Two: August 6-9, 2015 • Seminar Three: October 22-25, 2015 • Seminar Four: January 21-24, 2016 • National Trip: March 19-April 2, 2016 • Seminar Five: May 26-29, 2016 • Seminar Six: August 4-7, 2016 • Seminar Seven/Graduation: October 7-8, 2016
  23. 23. Alumni Kylie Matsuda, Class XII Managing Director, Kahuku Farms, O`ahu, a 4th generation farmer “ALP will open your eyes and broaden your knowledge of agricultural issues across the state. You will make life long friends and gain an invaluable resource of support!”
  24. 24. Alumni Jim Reddekopp, Class VIII Owner, Hawaiian Vanilla Company, Hamakua, Hawai`i Island “ALP changed my perspective of agriculture. It was the ultimate learning experience at the perfect time as I was starting my business.”
  25. 25. Alumni Lani Weigert, Class XI Marketing and Community Relations Consultant “This program has clarified and defined my vision of what can be with regards to initiating collaboration on many different levels to help Hawai`i Ag grow on solid ground.”
  26. 26. Alumni Mark Stoutemyer Class XIII The people I met and networks created have fostered great projects to support agriculture. It is truly one of the most unique and wonderful opportunities I've ever experienced.” Site Manager, Kunia Research Center, DuPont Pioneer “Ag leadership opened my eyes to the incredible diversity of agriculture in the state.
  27. 27. Alumni Joan Yoshioka, Class XIII " I believe that for a strong agriculture to exist in Hawai`i, all sectors need to understand its importance to the people and economy of Hawai`i.” Statewide Plant Extinction Prevention Coordinator
  28. 28. Alumni Brandi Beaudet, Class XIV " The program has provided me a new network to work with and platform to work from in motivating real collaborative efforts toward improving business models and strategies as our industry continues to diversify.” Land Manager, Parker Ranch
  29. 29. Alumni Diane Ley, Class VII Hawai`i State Executive Director for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency serving Hawai`i and the Pacific Basin. “A person gets as much out of the class as they put into it...ALP, a super, profound and incredible life experience.”
  30. 30. Benefits • Improve your leadership and communication skills • Understand Hawaii’s agriculture and natural resources sector first-hand • Build a wide network to help you work better • Improve your business • Develop long-lasting friendships • Grow personally and professionally Join the Agricultural Leadership Program if you want to: • Help agriculture succeed in Hawai`i
  31. 31. Mahalo! www.agleaderhi.org EMAIL FACEBOOK PHONE office@ agleaderhi.org Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawai`i 808-947-2914

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