September 27, 2023

East Gippsland Shire Council is launching the Agriculture Leadership Program for Economic Resilience, to assist farmers and agribusinesses in driving economic recovery and building resilience. This program has been developed in response to feedback received from participants in Council’s Agribusiness Programs and at other community events.

The program will cover important topics such as dealing with change, managing uncertainty, building resilience, fostering innovation, community development and leadership. It aims to enhance participants’ skills and capacity in areas such as community leadership, preparing for natural disasters, resource management, farm continuity and resilience, and decision-making and risk management.

The program, which will span six months, comprises seven days of activities, which will see participants develop their adaptive capacity enabling them to play a pivotal role in shaping both their own futures and the economic progress of the region.

The program will be led by farm management consultant Chris Mirams and futurist Dr Gary Saliba, director at Strategic Journeys. It will also include a regional tour, training sessions, and peer-to-peer learning to strengthen leadership skills and promote personal and business resilience.

Participation in the program is free of charge, and we are now accepting expressions of interest.

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