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Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Industry Leadership Program – Introduction to the Rice Industry

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 5:00PM 5 December 2018 (AEDT).

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

 This program is designed for new and/or inexperienced people with a passion and interest in the Rice Industry. This program will engage the next generation of leaders with the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture and gaining exposure to the industry and associated organisations.

 COURSE OUTLINE:

 Two stage program, as follows:

 Stage ONE:

Will be held in Deniliquin from the 18th-21st February 2019. This four day interactive residential program will focus on industry leadership development in R & D, policy, advocacy and sustainability of the Rice Industry. This course will give participants exposure to expert speakers and key industry leaders to build their networks and leadership skills.

STAGE TWO:

Four participants will be selected from Stage one to attend a two day workshop in Canberra, to meet with leaders in organisations such as Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, The National Farmers’ Federation, The National Irrigators’ Council and parliament. They will develop networking and advocating skills learned in Stage 1.

 
COURSE OUTCOMES:

Managing change in yourself:

 Self-awareness

 Time management

 Effective communication, including public speaking

 Networking

 Increased industry knowledge

 Operating skills:

 Meeting procedures

 Advocacy

 Working collaboratively

 Presentation Skills

 Understanding industry structure

 Introduction to organisational governance and financial management

 
IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

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For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 0428 859 214 during business hours or email amassina@rga.org.au and quote your application number.

 

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