Leadership Development

Developing leaders who inspire and improve effectiveness is critical to a successful business. The Land O’Lakes retail services team has several leadership development resources for employee enrichment:

Standard Public Leadership Development Offerings

  • Land O’Lakes Executive Agribusiness Program (LEAP) - LEAP is an executive leadership program for senior level co-op leaders. Jointly developed and facilitated with Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business, it includes three classroom residency sessions, an international session in South America and internet-based sessions. Classes are presented by a team of well-known Purdue professors, external experts and Land O’Lakes practitioners. The program also offers leadership assessment, coaching and pinnacle projects that apply the lessons to your working environment.
  • Leadership Advantage is a premier Land O’Lakes professional development program. This 9-month learning experience is designed for cooperative and independent dealer managers and leaders who have demonstrated both sustained business performance and the potential for future leadership. This key development training program provides high-impact leadership development for strategic and executional growth and is an integrated suite of learning experiences designed to expose emerging leaders to the multidimensional nature of leadership.

Standard or Customized On-Site Leadership Development Offerings

Standard or customized on-site programs facilitated by professional team members who understand your business are also available.  We utilize well known and respected content developed by organizations like Blanchard, Covey, VitalSmarts, etc.  These programs include, but are not limited to:
  • The Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity (Time Management and Work Planning and Delegation):  This course measurably increases productivity of individuals, teams, and organizations.  Participants make more selective, high-impact choices about where to invest their valuable time, attention, and energy.
  • Situational Leadership:  Situational Leadership is recognized as both a business language and a framework for employee development that transcends cultural, linguistic and geographical boundaries. Its foundation lies in teaching leaders to diagnose the needs of an individual or a team and then use the appropriate leadership style to respond to the needs of the person or team.
  • Crucial Conversations:  This course gives you the tools you need to step up to life's most difficult and important conversations, say what's on your mind, and achieve the positive resolutions you want.
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People:  This course provides the ultimate in productivity training for thousands of people and organizations worldwide. Learn the power of effectiveness and feel more satisfied with what you accomplish each day. Know where you're going and discover the secrets to success and fulfillment within you.
  • Experiencing Change:  A Simulation:  An expert-guided experience that teaches both the “what to do” and “how to be” of successful change. Backed by more than 20 years of research, industry insights and results, it combines proven change management methods with hands-on practice in an engaging, low-risk simulation experience.

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