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Developing local leaders throughout the South East region, across different industries and organisations

     

2014 South East Agricultural Leadership Programme - Focused on the future

Supported by:  SENRMB Groups, Cooroong Tatiara LAP, PIRSA, ABA and MFMG


Thanks to funding from DAFF’s Community Landcare Grants the SE Agricultural Leadership Course was completed by 18  leaders in the South East from across all agricultural industries. Through this programme we were able to deliver leadership coaching, mentoring and corporate governance training as well as practical skills for committee and boardroom activities.


The South East agricultural industry is made up of vibrant and resilient communities with bright futures – therefore it will need strong voices to lead it into the future.

18 passionate individuals  who have leadership qualities and wanted the opportunity to go to the next level in their career in Agriculture took on this program.
 

There were two programmes running side by side – one for potential leaders and another for potential mentors. These two groups spent time working together throughout the programme and developed a relationship that will benefit all involved.


Each session was conducted over a full day and concluded each evening with a dinner, where established leaders in the region were invited to share their experiences.


The Leadership Programme 
24th and 25th February – “Me as a Leader and Leading Others”
Find out what personality type you are and also how to identify traits in others. Communication, Motivation, Team building as well as discovering how to utilise your strengths and how to manage your weaknesses!


24th March – “The Board Room – be informed”
What does it mean to be on a board, what are your responsibilities? Know the purpose and essential features of corporate governance and find the secrets to run and manage an effective meeting

 

28th April – “Presenting to Lead – it doesn’t have to be boring”
Learn how to express yourself dynamically and be able to motivate others to get results. Discover ways to handle the tough audiences with confidence and flexibility. Be able to inspire those that you lead

 

26th May – “Me in the Community – building effective relationships and networks”
Networking and building relationships is vital to managing and being involved in an effective team – we can help you get the most from those “have to attend” events and will provide “hands-on” opportunities to trial your new skills

 

23rd June – Mentoring – finding one and/or becoming one
Establish the role of each a mentor and a mentoree, discover how to make the arrangement work the best for both parties and begin the process of undertaking the role you choose. Be involved with Mentors from the region.

 

28th July – Managing the Media and getting what you want
Social Media – develop a strategy to make sure it works for you and doesn’t create problems. Develop and practice skills to manage radio, television and print media when asked to speak publically – what to say and what not to say. Advocacy and Lobbying – debunk the myths and learn how to get the result you want

 

25th August – Making a Change in your Community
Understand change as a process, what emotions are involved and how to lead change in your group.

 

The Mentoring Programme 
24th February – What does being a mentor mean?
Learn what being a mentor means and how to get the best outcomes from these relationships for both yourself and your mentoree

 

23rd June – Mentoring – finding one and/or becoming one
Establish the role of each a mentor and a mentoree, discover how to make the arrangement work the best for both parties and begin the process of undertaking the role you choose.

 

For more information
Please contact Krysteen McElroy, Programme Co-ordinator, on mobile 0408 655108 or admin@mackillopgroup.com.au
 

Program Presenters and Information

For a detailed programme - click here

 

The SE Agricultural Leadership Program Final Dinner was well attended with most leaders & their families, mentors, program partners and interested parties attending (Photos below courtesy of Catherine Miller, Stock Journal).

 

Leaders & Mentors - Leadership Program Dinner August 2014       

Mentors, Leaders & Program Partners - 2014

 

Mentors - Leadership Program Dinner August 2014

Mentors - 2014

 

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