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AALP program director recognized


October 28, 2013
By Rural Ontario Institute

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Rob Black accepts his award for this year's "Outstanding Leadership Program Director." Rural Ontario Institute.

Oct. 28, 2013, Guelph, ON – Rob Black, CEO of the Rural Ontario Institute and AALP Program Director was recognized by his peers as this year’s “Outstanding Leadership Program Director” at a conference in New Orleans, Louisiana last week.
 
The International Association of Programs for Agricultural Leaders (IAPAL) named Black as this year’s winner saying, “His global camaraderie, loyalty, zest for shared expertise and quantum sense of humor embody this Servant Leader.”
 
Black became AALP Program Director in 2006 and has been instrumental in creating stronger links between the ag industry and program participants and transforming two organizations (The Ontario Rural Council and The Centre for Rural Leadership) into what is now the Rural Ontario Institute.
 
IAPAL represents over 35 agricultural leadership programs from around the world, including the US, Canada, Australia and Scotland. Last year’s recipient was Hannah Carter from the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida.