AHDB scheme unlocks potential in managers

AHDB scheme unlocks potential in managers

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is launching the second round of its Professional Manager Development Scheme.

The scheme, developed by AHDB and delivered by Cedar Associates, is aimed at managers from all agricultural and horticultural sectors looking to become more effective and efficient in their roles.

Tess Howe, AHDB skills development manager, said: “This scheme has been designed to challenge and develop the skills base of managers to meet the needs of the industry.

“The impact of bringing people together from across the sectors to discuss common issues has been amazing. The last group achieved savings of more than £250,000, by improving management skills – which shows just how beneficial this kind of training can be.”

Sean King, pig unit manager of LKL Farming, completed the scheme and believes he has since found the benefits.

“I was guilty of getting stuck in with stock tasks rather than observing and monitoring others performance therefore not allowing them to progress and also causing myself undue stress and workload issues,” he said.

“I now make time to develop individuals within the business by training, delegating and monitoring.  I prioritise and plan more which ensures time at work is productive and therefore increases my family time.”

Course details and how to apply can be found at www.ahdb.org.uk/projects/Skills.aspx

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