Leadership program a great opportunity

Do you want to be part of the future of your region?  Do you want to work with your community to plan your future?

A leadership program has been developed specifically for graziers in the Bowen Broken Bogie catchment.  Register your interest by 15 March.

Rural Australia needs strong leadership to develop thriving, connected and resilient communities.  NQ Dry Tropics’ Leadership Program promotes leadership development in a rural context, developing leaders who understand what it takes to lead in a regional environment.

It supports young people wanting to grow their skills as well as established leaders wanting new ways to engage.

The Leadership Program expects to enhance the leadership capacity of people in the BBB catchment by:

  • Enabling individuals to make a difference and enhance their contribution to community – participants will be coached to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and understanding on emotional intelligence, teamwork and community governance
  • Promoting community conversations about issues affecting the BBB grazing community by equipping individuals with the necessary expertise in critical areas so they can be effective and confident leaders
  • Developing and strengthening regional community leadership networks as participants learn to engage with colleagues and peers, develop a deeper understanding of diversity and the value of diverse opinions, a capacity to investigate and adopt new methods and practices, an ability to transfer relevant information and to deal with challenging situations.
  • The Leadership program will become a flagship program in the NQ Dry Tropics Landholders Driving Change project.

This program provides members of the BBB grazing community a structured and supportive pathway for personal and professional development.

The program consists of four two-day workshops delivered by some of Australia’s leading trainers and facilitators.


1-2 April Building high performance individuals – Jill Rigney, The Right Mind
14-15 May Building high functioning teams – Jo Eady, Rural Scope
9-10 July Problem solving and decision making – James Aldon, PD Training
10-11 September Community Governance and project delivery – Julia Telford, Engage and Create Consulting
Participants pay for travel, accommodation and meals, however program costs are funded through the NQ Dry Tropics’ Landholders Driving Change (LDC) project.

Expectations of program participants:

  • Adopt a confidential approach to their participation in the workshops.
  • Read all pre-workshop materials sent out by facilitators
  • Challenge assumptions and canvas options but do not advise or consult
  • Respect opinions of others
  • Raise questions or offer view point where appropriate
  • Register their interest for meetings understanding that if they are accepted, they are expected to attend

If you take part in this leadership program, you can expect at the end that you have:

  • Significantly enhanced skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with colleagues and peers
  • Deeper understanding of diversity and the value of diverse opinions
  • Capacity to investigate and adopt new methods and practices for your business and community
  • Ability to transfer relevant information to a range of people
  • Ability to deal with challenging situations
  • Greater confidence to take on a leadership role in your community/ industry

Please complete this form Leadership Program Expression of Interest form to register your interest in the Leadership Program.
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Expressions of interest close 5pm 15 March, 2019.

For more information contact Lisa Hutchinson 0427594192 or email lisa.hutchinson@nqdrytropics.com.au.