BUILD Leadership

Building Leadership.
Building Voice.
Building Vision.

The BUILD Leadership Development program, initiated by BFO and delivered by the Rural Ontario Institute, was launched in December 2011. Since its inception, 75 participants have completed the leadership training program

The knowledge and skills developed through participation in this program include a focus on the individual, on effective meetings, and on the organization.

  • Communication
  • Dealing with Change
  • Motivating Others
  • Meeting Management
  • Effective Listening Skills
  • The Role of the Leader
  • Leadership Styles
  • Effective Group Mediation Tools and Techniques
  • Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Effective Policies and Procedures
  • Effective Skills for Recruiting Others to the Board and to the Organization
  • Empowering Others

Who should apply?

This program not only provides industry participants with the knowledge and confidence to excel as leaders, it supports those farmers who are capable of moving the Ontario beef industry forward, providing stronger leadership capacity for the entire BFO organization.

What's involved in the BUILD Leadership Program?

The curriculum will be delivered in three consecutive sessions over three days preceded by an evening welcome session. Each session builds upon the previous session’s learnings. The knowledge and skills developed will include a focus on the individual, on effective meetings, and on the BFO organization.

How to get involved

2017 Condensed Course:

April 18-21, 2017 - Smith Falls, ON

Program Cost

$150.00 (refundable upon full completion of the program). BFO will reimburse hotel costs (room and tax) based upon shared accommodations and meal expenses when submitted with receipts.

How to Apply

Download the application form below and submit to Dave Stewart at the BFO office. If you have any questions regarding the program or the application process, please contact the BFO office at 1.866.370.2333.  


Download the 2017 program flyer


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