Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program – Northern Wheatbelt Western Australia

The Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program Northern Wheatbelt is open to people aged 18 years and over living in the Shires of Northampton, Chapman Valley, Geraldton, Irwin, Mingenew, Morawa, Three Springs, Carnamah, Perenjori, Coorow, Dandaragan, Moora, Dalwallinu, Wongan-Ballidu, Dowerin, Wyalkatchem, Koorda, Trayning, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Nungarin, Westonia, Merredin and Yilgarn. If you are just outside any of these areas, we would still encourage you to apply. 

The program provides a learning experience that will challenge and support you to develop the skill, knowledge, mindset and networks to lead your community into the future. Become part of a forward-thinking network of people committed to embedding resilience thinking in their communities and to influencing change.

Applications have been extended until 5 December 2021.


Session 1 | 4 days in person

6 – 9 Feb 2022

Location TBC

Themes: Self-awareness, adaptive leadership, change theory, personal and community resilience

Session 2 | 2 days online

8 – 9 Mar 2022


Themes: Climate science, problem-solving, creativity, mental and physical wellbeing

Session 3 | 3 days in person

21 – 23 Mar 2022

Location TBC

Themes: Scenario planning, influence, network leadership

Meet the facilitators

A team of people committed to leadership development, climate adaptation and wellbeing in regional rural and remote Australia.

Elizabeth Brennan

Founder | agdots

Elizabeth is a leader in Western Australia’s agricultural and community development space and beyond.

She works tirelessly to connect people and ideas to create opportunities and impact within the community.

As the program’s regional lead, Elizabeth is promoting the program locally. She can be contacted with questions about the program via email.

Dr Anika Molesworth

Scientist and farming sustainability advocate | anikamolesworth.com

Anika is a passionate advocate for
sustainable farming, environmental
conservation and climate change
action. She helped form Farmers
for Climate Action, and connects
land managers to researchers
through her platform Climate Wise
Agriculture to help build resilience
into farming communities.

Tom Henderson

Director Polykala

Polykala will explore the ideas of adaptive leadership experientially.
They will encourage participants to explore leadership through their
own professional and personal experience. Participants will be
on their feet learning in real-time through creative and reflective activities.

Paul Ryan

Director AustralianResilience Centre

Paul is passionate about the future of rural people and places. He is a global leader in resilience, adaptation and transformative practice and helps people catalyse new thinking to bring about positive social and environmental change. Over the past 15 years, Paul has worked with communities around the globe on climate adaptation, disaster preparedness and recovery and more.

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