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Communicating for Results on the Family Farm

Februrary 12 &13, 2016


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Working with the ones you love on the family farm can be the best of times or the worst of times. Let's improve your communication skills.

Farm succession expert Dr. John Fast will be delivering this event on Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture campus. Communicating for Results on the Family Farm is a skills-training workshop for young farmers. This workshop will provide you with new vocabulary and practical skills.

The course agenda is available for download [PDF].

Hotel reservations

There is a block of rooms held at the Best Western Glengarry under "Young Farmers".  Call now to reserve your room - 902-893-4311

Dr. John Fast's biography

At the age of 20 John asked his bank manager for a construction loan to start his first business. That same entrepreneurial spirit led John to found The Centre For Family Business at the University of Waterloo, one of the first in Canada and now one of the largest in North America. John brings a background as entrepreneur, and educator to bear upon a successful career coaching executives and leading organizations through transitional dynamics. In that capacity John has been speaking professionally for over twenty years.

John is skilled not only as a platform speaker, but also as an experienced facilitator of strategic planning sessions and seminars ranging from three hours to three days. A gifted communicator, it is John’s obvious concern for people and his commitment to increase the individual and organizational performance of his clients that make him such an effective inspirational speaker.

John will challenge you to make a difference. His passionate yet down to earth approach provide tools for tackling new possibilities in your life with clarity and renewed courage.

Find out more about Dr. Fast from his website.

Registration fee

$145 +HST = $166.75

Special Dalhousie University student registration fee

Thank you to Cultiv8 Agricultural Sandbox for supporting our student Young Farmers. Please note the number of sponsored student seats is limited.

To learn more about this workshop, please contact Extended Learning at extended.learning@dal.ca or 902.893.6666.

To apply

Please print off and sumbit the application form by January 25, 2016.

A special thanks to our lead sponsor Farm Credit Canada.

This workshop will also feature a networking reception and dinner on Friday evening before the course starts. A block of rooms will be available at the Best Western Glengarry.