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Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program

Key messages about the program

  • Applications are now open for the Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program in 7 regions across the country, including [Northern Wheatbelt WA, Gascoyne-Murchison WA, Mallee VIC, Eyre Peninsula SA, Murraylands SA, Western NSW, North West Slopes and Plains NSW].
  • The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation is looking for 40 people from [each region] [the Northern Wheatbelt WA, Gascoyne-Murchison WA, Mallee VIC, Eyre Peninsula SA, Murraylands SA, Western NSW, North West Slopes and Plains NSW] to participate in the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program. 
  • The program is a unique opportunity for people wanting to develop contemporary, evidence-based leadership skills that will benefit their community’s drought and climate resilience response.  
  • Australian Rural Leadership Foundation Chief Executive Matt Linnegar explains why people should get involved: ‘This program is unique in the fact that there are no barriers to entry. Qualifications, profile and position are simply not relevant. We are looking for applicants who are committed to their region and interested in building their leadership capabilities to make a real difference within their community. The cohort selected will be inclusive and diverse.’
  • This program is a partnership between the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, Rural Economies Centre of Excellence, Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, Charles Sturt University, University of Southern Queensland, National Farmers Federation funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.
  • More information and frequently asked questions are available on the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s website – https://bit.ly/30qwhcz

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Do you want to help build drought resilience in [Northern Wheatbelt WA, Gascoyne-Murchison WA, Mallee VIC, Eyre Peninsula SA, Murraylands SA, Western NSW, North West Slopes and Plains NSW]? Then sign up for a unique leadership program. All positions are funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. The program will be delivered in three multi-day sessions and is open to anyone 18 years and older based in the region. All backgrounds and sectors are welcome. Become part of a national leadership network. Applications have been extended until 5 December 2021. Find out more or apply here: https://bit.ly/30qwhcz

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Applications are now open for the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program in 7 regions across the country, including [Northern Wheatbelt WA, Gascoyne-Murchison WA, Mallee VIC, Eyre Peninsula SA, Murraylands SA, Western NSW, North West Slopes and Plains NSW]. The program will create a leadership network committed to resilience in their community. During the program, you will be working with others from Western NSW to develop an understanding of adaptive leadership, personal and community resilience, climate science, problem-solving and scenario planning. Together you will develop a resilience action plan for the region. 

Applications have been extended until 5 December 2021. To apply – https://bit.ly/30qwhcz

A full list of all 12 regions participating can be found here – https://bit.ly/3p0z0n2

Drought Resilience Leaders Mentoring Program

Key messages about this program

  • Applications for the Drought Resilience Leaders Mentoring Progam have opened for the second round and will close on 19 November 2021.
  • The program pairs farmers and people in the agriculture sector that are part of a local farming community with mentors experienced in drought and climate resilience.
  • Mentoring is as simple as a virtual chat to share knowledge, work towards goals, seek and provide support and advice.
  • Mentors and mentees will be invited to an induction program in November/ December 2021.
  • Together, mentors and mentees will work through a series of six mentoring sessions from January to June 2022.
  • Mentors share trusted advice and support mentees with tackling challenges associated with drought, climate change, wellbeing and agricultural practice.
  • At the end of the program, mentors and mentees will become part of the Australian Rural Leadership Program’s national alumni network.
  • This program is a partnership between the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, Rural Economies Centre of Excellence, Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, Charles Sturt University, University of Southern Queensland, National Farmers Federation funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.
  • More information and frequently asked questions are available on the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s website – https://bit.ly/3FJNGwN

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Are you looking for an opportunity to share your knowledge or are you looking for someone to turn to for advice?

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation is looking for mentors and mentees to participate in the #FutureDroughtFund Drought Resilience Leaders Mentoring Program.

With a focus on drought resilience, climate change, wellbeing and agricultural practice, you’re the perfect candidate if

  • you are a farmer or work in the ag industry
  • your work impacts the ag industry
  • your work impacts rural communities
  • you are a climate science or drought professional looking to share your knowledge

and you are looking to

  • connect with others
  • grow as a person
  • get new ideas
  • become more resilient

Find out more and apply – https://bit.ly/3FJNGwN

@ARLFNews #RuralLeaders #FutureDroughtFund

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The Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders Mentoring Program applications are open until 19 November 2021. Now more people can connect and share their agriculture journey with like-minded peers. The national mentoring program links people within the agriculture industry with independent mentors to provide an impartial sounding board for ideas and career advice. Mentors and mentees will participate in six one-on-one sessions and have access to targeted webinars and training. These optional webinars will cover topics relevant to agriculture and regional Australia, including business management, succession planning, mental health, and future climate change. Apply now to be part of this national network of mentors and mentees – sharing knowledge and learning from others to create stronger rural communities. More info and to apply – https://bit.ly/3FJNGwN

Webinar series: Adapting to a future with drought – unlocking resilience in rural Australia

Key messages about the webinar series

  • In this eight-part lunch and learn webinar series, the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and partners look at what it takes to make Australian rural communities drought and climate change resilient and ready to take on the future.
  • Join a panel of producers, industry professionals and scientists and learn from real-life case studies across the country.
  • Get practical solutions and find ideas to thrive, not survive, in times of drought.
  • The webinar series starts on 26 October 2021 and continues until 16 June 2021.
  • All webinars at held at 12.00 pm AEDT on Zoom.
  • Webinars will be recorded and available to watch on the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s YouTube channel.
  • Webinar topics include:
    • Lessons learned from drought – How we can build resilience in rural communities
    • Inclusion and diversity – Why there is a place for everyone in ag
    • Impacts and predictions – How agriculture can take advantage of a changing climate
    • Trial and error – What happens when we change our ways and fail
    • Health and wellbine – How we can support each other in rural communities
    • Innovation and adaption – How agtech solves problems on the ground
    • People’s choice topic 1 and 2
  • People have the opportunity to suggest topics for webinars 7 and 8.
  • For more information and to sign up – https://bit.ly/2Z2vLB6
  • This webinar series is a partnership between the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, Rural Economies Centre of Excellence, Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, Charles Sturt University, University of Southern Queensland, National Farmers Federation funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

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To share this program with your audience

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Will rural communities and agriculture survive future droughts and climate change? Or can they, in fact, grow and profit from it? As part of the Drought Resilience Leaders Program, the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation is hosting an eight-part ‘lunch and learn’ webinar series which will explore what it takes to make Australian rural communities drought and climate change resilient and ready to take on the future. 

Participate in panel discussions with regional leaders and industry professionals and learn from real-life case studies from across the country. Free of charge, the webinar series is open to all.

Learn more – https://bit.ly/2Z2vLB6

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