A NEW Grains Research and Development Corporation skills and capacity-building initiative aims to help grain growers and industry professionals wanting to take the next step in their careers, capacity building program manager Kathleen Allan, said.
The corporation will on March 13 and 14 fund its two-day Resilient Grain Leaders workshop in the Southern cropping region. The workshop at Bendigo is one of three being held nationally.
Ms Allan said that the corporation established the initiative to help the Australian grains industry attract and retain the right people with the skills and capabilities to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the industry.
During the course, for which places are limited, participants will:
Develop an understanding of what contributes to an effective team.
Recognise the value in understanding personality types and team role preferences and how to effectively work with diversity to maximise team performance.
Understand the purpose of effectively matching leadership style to individuals and situations in developing a supportive team environment.
Develop time management and delegation skills to effectively work within and lead a team.
Develop and apply skills to effectively give and receive feedback, implement performance management processes and manage conflict.
Formulate an action plan for implementation which considers key lessons and how they will be applied by participants in their workplace.
Ms Allan said that applicants must be working and engaged in the grains industry, have a long-term vision for the industry and be willing to commit to activities before, during and after the workshop to be eligible to participate.
Applications opened on Tuesday and will close at 8.30am on December 9.
Further information about the workshops is available from workshop provider Rural Directions by emailing Natasha Morley at nmorley@ruraldirect ions.com or phoning (08) 8841 4500.