AmericanHort and the Horticultural Institute (HRI) are pleased to announce the second year of the HRI Leadership Academy. This is his one-year leadership program designed to develop the skills green industries need to perform better, grow faster and prepare for the future. Consisting of in-person training sessions and virtual online classes and conferences, the HRI Leadership Academy addresses the industry’s need for leadership development that benefits both current and future leaders.
“The HRI Board was inspired by both the quality and quantity of applications received for the first class,” said Brian Decker, president of the HRI Board and president of Deckers Nursery in Groveport, Ohio. increase. “The industry response underscores the importance of leadership growth platforms like the HRI Leadership Academy and their need for industry-wide success. We appreciate AmericanHort’s continued support.”
The HRI Leadership Academy curriculum is specifically designed for green industries and consists of four modules: Strategy, Leadership and Talent Management, Numbers and Advocacy, and Value Chain. Participants grow personally and professionally through leadership and business skills training, participation in green industry networks, and completion of LEAD projects. The LEAD project is her one-year assignment that participants participate in. learning Investigate industry issues, engaged with their team and others adoption position and solution delivery Analysis and Recommendations. The first LEAD projects will be announced at the first HRI Leadership Academy class at Cultivate’23 in July.
The application period for the second class of the HRI Leadership Academy has started. It consists of a two-part online application that includes the first steps. March 1st deadlineAfter judging by the committee, finalists will be invited for a video interview. The class is featured each July at Cultivate’23, an all-industry trade show and conference hosted by AmericanHort. Face-to-face classes will begin in September 2023 and end in July 2024. www.HRILLeadershipAcademy.org.
There is no application fee and AmericanHort pays the tuition for the program. Those selected for the program spend a significant amount of time preparing for in-person and virtual class sessions held over a 12-month period. For more information, including class session dates, please visit: www.HRILLeadershipAcademy.org.
Ken Fisher, President and CEO of American Hort, said: “The HRI Leadership Academy is an important investment in the future of our industry.”
For more information about the HRI Leadership Academy and to download an information brochure, please visit: www.HRILLeadershipAcademy.org.