Governance program offered online

An online, board governance certificate program is now available specifically for rural leaders, directors and prospective directors working on corporate or not-for-profit boards. It’s offered by the Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario working with Governance Solutions, and supported through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. 


This comprehensive, eight -level program known as the Professional Director Education and Certification Program for Rural Leaders, earns successful participants their PRO.DIR.RL designation. This certificate program provides comprehensive governance training and serves to build capacity and strengthen the quality and effectiveness of current and prospective rural leaders and directors. With an emphasis on governance essentials, it moves beyond the basics of governance structure to address the behavioural and cultural aspects of boardroom dynamics.


This certification program has been developed with support provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, federal-provincial-territorial initiative as well as corporate support from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and Shawn LaPalm Insurance Agency with the support of The Co-operators Advisor Community Fund.


Delivered completely online, this multi-level program can be accessed 24/7 and is taken at the student’s own convenience and pace. Visit and use the code JFAO when registering.


Source:  Junior Farmers of Ontario December 3, 2019 news release

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Monday, January 13, 2020

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