Does your job involve encouraging farmers to implement new practices or technologies on their farms? Do you want to gain new skills and techniques to add to your extension toolkit to support on-farm adoption?
The Building Future Extension Leaders program is modeled on, and value adds to, the successful extension capacity building project administered by the Ag Excellence Alliance Inc in South Australia through the Sustainable Ag Grants in 2016. It also incorporates aspects from the innovative New Zealand Red Meat Profit Partnership extension program.
It incorporates a series of workshops (3) and webinars (2) over a ten month period aimed at increasing skills and knowledge in extension theory and practice, program design, adult learning techniques and facilitation, and evaluation and monitoring.
The program is open to program managers and extension deliverers in NRM organisations, grower groups and private extension providers. It will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to;
- Understand farmer decisions and perspective;
- Understand the range of barriers to adoption across their target audience;
- Undertake effective planning and delivery of extension programs; and
- Incorporate monitoring, review and redesign at the beginning and throughout the project.
It will build participants’ confidence in leading change through their industry roles by developing their skills and confidence in delivering on farm extension and change management programs. These skills will be enhanced through the development of an extension program to be delivered over the course of the project, and through the support of one-on-one coaching with the presenters. Participants will develop valuable state-wide networks that will support their current programs and future careers.
The program is hands on, with lots of practical activities, and presented by facilitators with an extensive amount of valuable experience.
The program is supported through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
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To submit your application to participate in the program, CLICK HERE.
APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED. NOW CLOSE, 5.00PM, WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2018
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