Program outline

The AEGP provides a platform for dynamicinsider interaction on the challenges and opportunities facing agrifood executives today. Participants embark on a high-impact learning journey that features a blend of diverse learning methodologies, company visits and real-life business cases.

Program outline

The AEGP provides a platform for dynamicinsider interaction on the challenges and opportunities facing agrifood executives today. Participants embark on a high-impact learning journey that features a blend of diverse learning methodologies, company visits and real-life business cases.

The experience begins with an online preprogram to optimize learning and prepare the terrain, followed by three intensive modules in the Netherlands, Brazil and Kenya.

Pre-Program Learning

Laying the foundation

The program starts with three synchronous online sessions that connect AEGP participants through a Virtual Classroom. In real time, they debate and discuss business cases and participate in interactive lectures.

Core topic

Personal coaches with close industry ties and connections to IESE and WUR will work one-on-one with participants to magnify learning outcomes.

The Executive Challenge is a vital component of the program. Using this methodology, each participant tackles an explicit organizational issue of their choosing and performs an in-depth analysis to pinpoint possible solutions. The AEGP strongly urges employers to attend since the resulting insights can directly benefit their firm.

Participants are expected to actively engage in classroom discussion and successfully complete their Executive Challenge.

Module ONE

Understanding the business landscape

The international scope of the agrifood industry has expanded dramatically since the Green Revolution first took root, with cross-border value chains giving rise to a network of new cooperative ventures. In this module, participants examine the most relevant trends and global shifts impacting the industry, including food security, sustainability, climate change, digital transformation and evolving consumer behaviors.

 

Date and Location

October 7-11, 2019
The Netherlands

Core topic

Global trends: the impact of geopolitical dynamics in the agrifood sector

Decision making in VUCA contexts

Managing the global agrifood value chain

Customer centricity: value creation and customer expectations

Leveraging digital technologies

Leading a in the digital age

Strategic thinking

Module ONE

Understanding the business landscape

The international scope of the agrifood industry has expanded dramatically since the Green Revolution first took root, with cross-border value chains giving rise to a network of new cooperative ventures. In this module, participants examine the most relevant trends and global shifts impacting the industry, including food security, sustainability, climate change, digital transformation and evolving consumer behaviors.

Date and Location

October 7-11, 2019
The Netherlands

Core topic

Global trends: the impact of geopolitical dynamics in the agrifood sector

Decision making in VUCA contexts

Managing the global agrifood value chain

Customer centricity: value creation and customer expectations

Leveraging digital technologies

Leading a in the digital age

Strategic thinking

Module TWO

Strategic frameworks for smart business development

More than ever, success in the agrifood industry requires the ability to effectively develop and implement solid corporate strategies. This module is designed to help participants boost their ability to design and execute robust business strategies capable of withstanding internal and external industry pressures. Using a highly practical approach, the module also explores entrepreneurial initiatives and other drivers that play a role in bolstering long-term corporate sustainability.

 

Date and Location

January 20-24, 2020
S
ão Paulo, Brazil

Core topic

Setting the context for innovation

Reshaping business models

Scaling innovations in the agrifood sector

Operational excellence: lean management

Operational excellence: food safety

Design of smart and sustainable strategies for global value capture

Executive Challenge: Round I

Module TWO

Strategic frameworks for smart business development

More than ever, success in the agrifood industry requires the ability to effectively develop and implement solid corporate strategies. This module is designed to help participants boost their ability to design and execute robust business strategies capable of withstanding internal and external industry pressures. Using a highly practical approach, the module also explores entrepreneurial initiatives and other drivers that play a role in bolstering long-term corporate sustainability.

Date and Location

January 20-24, 2020
S
ão Paulo, Brazil

Core topic

Setting the context for innovation

Reshaping business models

Scaling innovations in the agrifood sector

Operational excellence: lean management

Operational excellence: food safety

Design of smart and sustainable strategies for global value capture

Executive Challenge: Round I

Module THREE

Shaping the future leadership model

Transparency, health and sustainability, along with effective and efficient production methods, form the cornerstones of the agro-alimentary industry. Both consumers and producers want to know more about the origin, quality and safety of foods, as well as how its transport impacts the wider global footprint. This module delves into the requisite leadership mindset to effectively recognize, navigate and respond to these challenges and tensions, and ultimately contribute to a more transparent and sustainable global ecosystem.

 

Date and Location

May 11-15, 2020
Nairobi, Kenya

Core topic

Tools for strategy implementation

Create an agile company through empowerment

The building blocks of corporate reputation

Ethics in leadership and governance

Managing across borders

Cross-cultural diversity

Moving the organization: driving change

Power and influence in a dynamic and complex agrifood environment

Executive Challenge: Round 2

Module THREE

Shaping the future leadership model

Transparency, health and sustainability, along with effective and efficient production methods, form the cornerstones of the agro-alimentary industry. Both consumers and producers want to know more about the origin, quality and safety of foods, as well as how its transport impacts the wider global footprint. This module delves into the requisite leadership mindset to effectively recognize, navigate and respond to these challenges and tensions, and ultimately contribute to a more transparent and sustainable global ecosystem.

Date and Location

May 11-15, 2020
Nairobi, Kenya

Core topic

Tools for strategy implementation

Create an agile company through empowerment

The building blocks of corporate reputation

Ethics in leadership and governance

Managing across borders

Cross-cultural diversity

Moving the organization: driving change

Power and influence in a dynamic and complex agrifood environment

Executive Challenge: Round 2