Industry Leadership







This is your gateway for information, training opportunities and resources on organization development, leadership and board governance for organizations involved in agriculture and resource industries.

NEW  Leading an Organization provides information on leadership skills that will help to build a strong organization.

Starting an Organization has information on structuring an organization including incorporation. You will find tips on developing by-laws and policies and procedures.

In Developing a Strategic Plan, you will learn about building vision and mission statements, goal development and strategic planning.

Being a Board Member leads you through the importance of developing board roles and responsibilities, orientation for board members, recruiting new members and succession planning for your organization. 

In Board Operations, you will find information on holding meetings, risk management, communication and employee management.

Dissolving an Organization offers information about disbanding a board.

Resources include a range of tools and printable material that are easy to share with your members.


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What's New

Temporary Suspension of Corporate

Meeting Provisions

As we move into spring, organizations are considering how to proceed with board meetings and annual meetings during COVID-19.  The social distancing requirements make it difficult to hold in person meetings and even in some cases to find a facility.
Under the Emergency Measures Act, the Government of Manitoba has issued two Temporary Suspension of Corporate Meeting Provisions that would apply to a condominium corporation under The Condominium Act;  a cooperative under The Cooperatives Act;  a corporation under The Corporations Act; and  a credit union under The Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act: 

THE EMERGENCY MEASURES ACT (C.C.S. M. c E80) Order re Temporary Suspension of Corporate Meeting Provisions (2), renewal from March 31, 2021 - September 30, 2021.
This suspension allows these corporations to hold board and annual meetings by means of telephone, electronic or other communication facilities, even if such means are not permitted or are specifically excluded by the incorporated body’s bylaws. The order goes in to more detail about meeting notices and verification of voting.

Skills for Leadership 

Preparing your organization for success.  Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development hosted two seminars to assist agriculture and resource development organizations to build their internal leadership capacity.  Developing leadership skills supports organizations to achieve their goals.

Check out the recordings for Steps to Make Good Leaders Great and Leading Others HERE.

 Alexander Cherban Agriculture Industry Development Program

The Alexander Cherban Agriculture Industry Development Program - (ACAIDP) supports projects that strengthen leadership within the agriculture sector focussing on innovation and activities that encourage public trust and agriculture industry advancement.

ACAIDP will provide up to $50,000 per year for projects from Manitoba non-profit organizations, governments or academic institutions for innovative province-wide initiatives that:

  • increase public awareness about the importance of agriculture to the economy
  • build public trust for agriculture and agri-processing
  • support agriculture skills development and promotion of agriculture and food-related career opportunities

Manitoba 4-H Council Inc.,  manages and administers the ACAIDP program on behalf of the province.  Application forms are available on the M4HC website . The first intake deadline is February 28, 2021.


New  Resources


Fundraising and the Board 

Does your organization talk about exciting topics like FUND DEVELOPMENT?  Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development has hosted a virtual seminar.  Experts share current statistics and trends in the Canadian fund development sector; best practices and insights into traditional and virtual fundraising strategies; and innovative concepts to consider related to donor stewardship, data management, and responsible fund development planning post COVID- 19.  Check out the recording here.


LeadershipTalk Webinar Series

Manitoba Agriculture Industry Leadership staff provide free webinars on building the organizational capacity within the agriculture sector which results in high performing organizations. Recorded webinars can be found here.



the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the important work of agriculture organizations.  To continue to support the organizational efforts of Manitoba's agriculture organizations, Industry Leadership staff have compiled the following list of resources to guide operational decisions during this difficult time.  For more information, please contact .
Harvard Business Review
WEBINAR  HR Pandemic Essentials Volunteer Manitoba
 Harvard Business Review
NEW Ag Action Manitoba for Industry Organizations
can be found here.


NEW Ag Action Manitoba for Researchers and Industry Service Providers can be found here.


Manitoba's agricultural industry organizations will benefit from the new federal-provincial funding framework.


Manitoba Beekeeper's Association Prepares for the Future With Financial Support From Ag Action Manitoba



Youth and Board Governance: Build Your Organization's Effectiveness

Risk Management: Build Your Organization's Effectiveness

Resolving Conflict: Build Your Organization's Effectiveness

Respectful Meetings: Build Your Organization's Effectiveness 

Meeting Minutes: Build Your Organization's Effectiveness


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