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Almond Leadership Program

The Almond Board of California offers a one-year leadership training - the Almond Leadership Program - that inspires and prepares almond community members to join a network of leaders meeting the challenges of a changing industry.

Applications for Almond Leadership Program, class of 2022, now available

Industry members who are interested in applying for the class of 2022 must complete the official application and submit it by 5 pm on Friday, December 10, 2021. Interviews will take place, in person, at the Almond Board of California office in Modesto the week of December 13. Anyone accepted into the program is required to attend the kickoff seminar in January (date TBD) and 80% of all hosted seminars/tours.

As a member of the Almond Leadership Program, you will: 

  • Build relationships with almond community leaders;

  • Develop interpersonal relationship and communication skills;

  • Become prepared to take leadership roles in almond organizations and your local community;

  • Gain an understanding of current social, political, scientific and economic issues facing the almond industry, as well as how to effect change

  • Learn how all sectors along the almond supply chain work together to provide a safe, sustainable product.

Program requirements can be viewed here.

Program participants explain the benefits of the Leadership Program

Have questions?

For questions about the program, email Jenny Nicolau.