Becoming the Employer of Choice

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About the Program

Becoming the Employer of choice is a human resource management curriculum geared at current and future dairy farm managers/owners looking to improve their human resource management skills.

The program format is based on curriculum of seven modules. It addresses questions such as:

  • Do you know how to deliver effective feedback?
  • Do you understand what motivates your employees?
  • Do you have a vision and can you effectively share it to engage your employees?

These questions and many others are addressed in the program via hands-on interactive sessions aimed at building skills related to hiring, training, motivation, conflict management, communication, and leadership.

Interactive sessions aim to build skills in a wide variety of human resource management topics import to farm business. Learn from other farmers and managers to take home effective and practical approaches to human resource management on farms.

The curriculum and materials have been translated into Spanish in order to read Spanish-speaking supervisors and managers.

Contact Us

For course materials and opportunities, contact Jim Versweyveld and Simon Jette Nantel

Module Overview

This program is a series of 7 modules, each standing alone as its own section, but better together.

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