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Future Leaders Canada

In partnership with the National Fisheries Institute in the United States, Future Leaders Canada accepts participants working in the fish and seafood industry who are interested in gaining the skills and insider knowledge needed to become successful champions for the sector.

Overview

Just as the seafood industry has adapted to the pandemic’s unforeseen challenges, so has FCC’s Future Leader Canada program. In 2021, FCC is committed to providing a strong and robust Future Leaders program. The program will be virtual with sessions held over five months, from April to August, plus additional access to online learning and networking opportunities.

Seafood sustainability is essential to Canada. Over 90,000 Canadians earn their living directly from fishing and fishing-related activities. The Future Leaders Canada virtual curriculum will help develop the emerging leaders in the Canadian seafood industry through networking, programming and unique experiences along the supply chain.

NEW in 2021: More Education

FCC has added more value to the Future Leader Canada 2021 Program by adding more education. The 2021 Future Leaders Class will have full access to NFI’s Virtual 2021 GSMC Conference and NFI’s year-long GSMC Webinar Series.

What a Future Leader Should Expect

The Canadian seafood industry is diverse in geography, in harvest type, and in size of company. This program seeks to expose Future Leaders Canada participants to the various aspects of the seafood industry and allow ample virtual opportunities for networking with classmates. There will also be a class project that runs from May thru December.

What is Expected of a Future Leader

A Future Leader should conduct themselves professionally and with integrity at all times. Participants are held to the highest standards and are expected to treat each other and all others with respect and consideration. A successful Future Leader will be prepared, on-time, and professional throughout each session.

2021 Tuition (Closed to Applications)

FCC Members will invest $3,940 CAD/$3,130 US in their future leadership. The investment fee for non-FCC Members is $5,940 CAD/$4,690 US. The tuition includes all sessions.

To apply to be a Future Leader of the Canadian seafood community:

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Attach a one-page written bio of yourself, your seafood experience, and why you would like to be a Future Leader.
  3. Include tuition payment made payable to National Fisheries Institute. (Please note there is a 5% surcharge for credit cards and will be processed in US dollars)
  4. The deadline for applications is 27 January 2021. There will be no refunds after attending the first session.
  5. If you are selected to be in the Future Leaders Canada Class of 2021, you will be notified no later than 29 January 2021.

2021 Program Information

A Future Leader should conduct themselves professionally and with integrity at all times. Participants are held to the highest standards and are expected to treat each other and all others with respect and consideration. A successful Future Leader will be prepared, on-time, and professional throughout each session.

April Webinar Series

14 April

Sustainable Fisheries Management in Canada

28 April

Indigenous Reconciliation

May Webinar Series

12 May

Networking Event and Ice Breaker Session

25 May

Leadership and Skills Needed to be a Successful Leader in conjunction with US Future Leaders Program

June Webinar Series

9 June

Retail Session or Broadliner Presentation Post Covid

29 June

Virtual Port Tour & Presentation

July Webinar Series

9 July

Virtual Hatchery and or Farm Tour and Presentation

15 July

Understanding Sustainability and Seafood

August Webinar Series

11 August

Virtual Safety at Sea Survival Training or Processing Plant Tour

24 August

Virtual Dinner Party and Culinary Event In conjunction with US Future Leaders

Species School (Tuition Includes Choice Of 2)

Salmon School (NFI Seafood Education

April 15, 22, 29

Salmon School (NFI Seafood Education

May 13, 20, 27

Salmon School (NFI Seafood Education

Aug 12, 19, 26

Salmon School (NFI Seafood Education

Oct 28, Nov 4 & 11

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