Events

Alumni Online Forums

ARLF have connected with alumni and leaders across Australia via Zoom and raised topics around ‘Leading’ in these new times.


ARLF Alumni Online Summaries


DOING LEADERSHIP DIFFERENTLY – Thursday 7 May

Panel:
Michelle Deshong, ARLP 15 | CEO, Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) 
Johani Mamid, ARLP 24 | Director, Yawuru
Cathy McGowan AO, ARLP 3 |Former Member for Indi MP |ARLP 3

Summary: This webinar looked at National and International leadership: reflecting on different styles of leadership. Decisive leadership / Leadership for the collective (greater good) / Leading with compassion/empathy and leading with value. Indigenous leadership brings a unique perspective and opportunity. Need to have a conversation at community level about the Australia we want, working with local teams to create a vision and values to drive us forward.

There is a resounding need to have a conversation at community level about the Australia we want, working with local teams to create a vision and values to drive us forward.

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LEADING THROUGH CRISES – Thursday 2 April
Panel:
Fran Freeman, ARLP 6 | First Assistant Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Water & the Environment.
Russ Taylor AM, ARLP 2 | Served for 20+ years as a Senior Executive in the public service including terms with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, the Aboriginal Development Commission and AIATSIS. 
Kate Riddell, ARLP 20 | Educational Consultant, Co Founder Firefoxes Australia.

Summary:  Mental health monitoring is crucial, ensuring you stay connected is key. Reach out when you need to and keep routines. Break things down into purpose and productive use of time. Be powerful with your words, they influence. As leaders in our own right, we need to encourage people to be critical thinkers. Will this create a new generation of leaders? 

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LEADING WITH RESILIENCE – Thursday 9 April
Panel: 
Stacey Lugsdin, ARLP 24 | Riverina wool producer & Independent Director on the Board of Wool Producers Australia.  
Paul O’Brien, ARLP 11 | Managing Director Leadership Matters. 
Alysha Herrmann, ARLP 23 | Chief Storyteller @ Part of Things. 

Summary: During times of crisis, resilience will be a valuable asset as it will help you adapt and mobilise others as you steer through this change and toward what may be a very uncertain future. Leading with resilience means that if you do not accomplish a goal, you will look at it as a learning opportunity. 

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ALUMNI DEBRIEF: RURAL PRESS CLUB ADDRESS (QLD) – Thursday 9 April 
Rural Press Club address from the Hon. David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the agriculture industry as a whole. Minister Littleproud discussed what the government is doing to support agribusiness and provided an update on regulatory changes that are happening as a result of the nation-wide restrictions.  

Panel: 
Dave Rumbold | AALP 2019 | ANZ Regulatory Lead, Nufarm 
Harvey Gaynor | ARLP 5 | General Manager Farming, Rural Funds Management 
Margaux Beauchamp | ARLF Board Member & Executive Director Corporate Finance, BDO 

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IT’S TIME FOR A WELLBEING INDEX FOR RURAL, REGIONAL & REMOTE AUSTRALIA – Thursday 3 September
Panel: 
Mike Salvaris | Australian National Development Index
Kim Houghton | Regional Australia Institute
Jacki Schirmer | University of Canberra, Regional Wellbeing Survey 

Summary: 
What is the measure of success for a rural, regional or remote Australian community? Is it the GDP they contribute to the economy? Is it the number of jobs created or is it another measure such as the ‘wellbeing’ of its citizens?

While objective economic performance data is available, it is difficult to source accurate and comparable datasets for social measures such as family, community and security given the subjective nature of these results.

The absence of holistic measures for community function and wellbeing makes it difficult for leaders to identify and prioritise which areas could be targeted for investment and action to enable rural, regional and remote Australia to thrive. 

This webinar is part of ARLP Course 26’s initiative activity where guest speakers were invited to discuss how a wellbeing index is being used in various jurisdictions and how it could be applied to rural, regional and remote Australia.

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For a copy of any of the other online recordings, please contact Annette McCarthy on annettem@rural-leaders.org.au