One of the central missions of the ASTA Leadership Summit is to offer leadership development training and networking for those newer to the seed business. As such, the conference agenda features an entire track of leadership development sessions.

Early-Career Professionals: Learning Objectives

  • Learn about unique leadership opportunities and challenges specific to the seed industry
  • Learn about team optimization
  • Collaborate with senior leaders in the seed industry on key issues with facilitated networking
  • Understand seed company business models
  • Gain skills and techniques to address challenges within a seed company related to government relations, communications, technology advancements, and business markets
  • Create an action plan for immediate key takeaways that apply to my career path and my company's day to day business

Additionally, in case it helps you gain permission to attend, here is a template approval permission letter for you to use in your own workplace to help relay the value of participating in the event to your supervisor. 

Here is the recommended track of Leadership Development program sessions being held this year (note: all sessions on June 17 and 18 in the full conference agenda are also open to any registrant).

Sunday, June 16, 2024
Welcome Reception5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday, June 17, 2024
Workshop: Your Leadership Priorities and How to GROW2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Nurturing Leadership within Companies9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
REACHing Those That Matter11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Ground Truthing: Leading Through Change1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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