Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program – North West Slopes and Plains New South Wales

The Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program North West Slopes and Plains New South Wales is open to people aged 18 years and over living in the Shires of Gunnedah, Tamworth, Narrabri, Moree Plains, Liverpool Plains, Coonamble and surrounding regions to Goondiwindi, Tamworth, Warialda and Walgett.

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. You will 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

13 – 16 Feb 2022

Location TBC

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

Session 2 | 2 days online

10 – 11 Mar 2022


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

Session 3 | 3 days in person

28 – 30 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.

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.

Anika is also the regional lead promoting the program on the ground. She can be contacted for questions about the program via email.

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

Selena Gomerall

Chief Advocacy Officer and Founder Outback Futures

Selena is deeply committed to rural communities empowered to better understand, value and advocate
for their own mental health and
wellbeing needs. Outback Futures is a not-for-profit organisation
dedicated to long term, whole
of community change in mental
health and wellbeing outcomes for remote Australia.

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