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OSAE Member OABA Announces New Partnership with Crestcom International

This will provide members access to internationally recognized leadership development programs

It is commonly accepted that Ohio’s agribusinesses are facing more challenges today than ever before. Organizations must address uncertain markets, the global health pandemic, while also providing their teams the skills to thrive in an ever-changing environment.

With members in mind, OABA has partnered with Crestcom International, a globally recognized leadership development organization, to offer Crestcom’s results-oriented, live facilitated leadership development program in a virtual environment. The Crestcom partnership is made possible under OABA’s AMP’T (Advancing Modern Professionals for Tomorrow) Program – OABA’s suite of leadership programs that prepare leaders to take the next step in their professional careers.

“The new partnership with Crestcom is another way for OABA to provide leadership development opportunities for its members,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “Participants will gain insight from Crestcom’s global audience and expert facilitators, allowing them a broader perspective to address challenges and opportunities in their day-to-day operations.”

The 12-month Crestcom Leadership Development program includes two live two-hour courses each month for a total of 48 hours of interactive leadership development experiences. Additionally, participants will use Crestcom’s proprietary learning portal to log intentional monthly action plans. Their behavior change is further reinforced during in-house reporting sessions with the employer and a Crestcom coach.

Crestcom’s curriculum focuses on the twelve critical core leadership and workforce skills, including very timely topics such as: effective communication, leading through change, decision making, developing productive and accountable teams, and recruiting and retention.

The monthly topics are offered multiple times during the month, which allows participants to incorporate courses into busy schedules – a significant concern for agribusinesses. With more than 30 years of experience in leadership development, Crestcom is represented by three different trainers in Ohio. The virtual platform grants equal access for member companies across the state, as participants can engage with the program from their office or home.

To learn more about the new partnership, please select this link.

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