The RGA are excited to offer a series of online programs. Due to COVID restrictions the RGA have made adjustments to the deliverable for the Rice Industry Leadership Program. The online programs will align with the original concept. 

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) believes that developing strong and effective industry leaders is essential. These leaders will assist the rice industry to structurally adjust to the many drivers of change influencing the industry. They will also allow the industry to continue it’s economic, environmental and innovation success.
Our vision is to establish a self-replenishing cohort of rice industry leaders who are diverse in knowledge and experience. They will be skilled, confident and self-aware to take on the leadership roles presented to them via the organisations associated with the industry.

NEXT GEN PROGRAM

Applications Open Now

Eligibility: If you live in or are connected to a rice growing community, you are eligible to participate in these fantastic, fully funded programs.
Note there are  limited numbers (30 per session).

A series of short, sharp professional development programs aimed at the next generation including students. 

These programs will give you the skills and confidence to excel in your work, study, business or personal life.

Josh Farr from Campus Consultancy is an experienced facilitator who will guide you through these interactive online workshops.

If you have any questions about this program call Ainsley Massina on 0428859214. 

Workshop #1

Tuesday 22 September 9:00 am-2:00 pm

 
Time Management – How do you determine what is relevant to you and your business/work/study to ensure good time management? With so much in the news and iPhones full of distractions, it’s easy to lose hours in the day! In fact, did you know that between news, social media, on-demand streaming, and checking email, the average person loses more than 21 hours per week? (Inc, 2018) his workshop will help you master your time and keep your eyes on the prize for your work and your business.
 
In this workshop, you will learn how to: 
· reduce the stress and anxiety from procrastination, 
· analyse your weekly effectiveness/efficiency using our online TIME168 Tool, 
· start mornings off strongly with our 60&YOU formula, 
· achieve your career goals with our 60&ONE formula 
· Reflect, analyse and plan for the following week with our 60&RAP formula. 
 
Also in this workshop, you will learn not just how to set S.M.A.R.T.(E.R.) goals for yourself, your business and your work-life, but also the psychology behind goal-setting, how to motivate yourself & transform dreams into results. You will take action in real-time in the workshop & see how much can be achieved in all aspects of your life. 
 
In this workshop, you will learn how to: 
· Identify the 8 major categories of goal-setting
· Master the psychology of goal setting
· Develop S.M.A.R.T.(E.R.) goals for 2020 & beyond
· Calibrate your calendar to represent your high-priority goals and actions
· Create a 10-day plan of action to bring your goals to life
 
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Communication skills – Did you know that 93% of making an impression is not what you say? (Journal of Counselling Psychology) In this workshop, you will practice the skills to compel customers, clients, partners and employers to engage with you on a personal level, understand your motivations & be moved to act on your 'ask.'  You can take this skillset to social platforms such as LinkedIn, Youtube or podcasting to build your 'personal brand.’
Outcomes:
· Identify techniques of effective communication in all speakers you admire
· Model effective communicators
· Apply the 55:38:7 Rule of Communication
· Identify your unique communication strengths & style
 
If you want to stand out as a great communicator in your business and your industry, one of the top skills to master is the skill of confident communication. This workshop will show you how to create 10-types of digital marketing, a 3-layer marketing strategy and how to design each piece of content to empower the audience to think, feel and act in specific ways. If you are ready to take your digital communication to the next level, and deepen relationships with your clients, this workshop is for you.
 
Outcomes:
· Develop your understanding of personal branding and why it is crucial in a 2020+ workforce
· Utilise the awareness-consideration-decision making communication funnel
· Communicate using the empathetic strategy of think-feel-do
· Create 10 different types of content marketing to promote your personal brand
· Increase your skills in online digital design
 
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Public Speaking – As leaders in the Agriculture, you are advocating and leading on behalf of the industry. In this workshop, you will learn how to deliver a strong, constructive and informative presentation starting with the fundamentals and moving quickly to professional skills of giving a highly impactful public address. You will learn how to:
· Structure a speech using purpose-audience-occasion
· Utilise 3-stypes of learning activities for the audience during your speech
· Apply the power of archetypical stories 
· Utilise highly impactful statistics
· Apply the distract, disrupt, inspire framework of audience engagement
 
As representatives of one of Australia’s premier industries, the stories you share about your work, why you do the work and how your work contributes to people, land and place are essential in the raising of your profile and our industry as a whole. In this workshop, you will explore a variety of storytelling structure that you can use as a speaker and practise them in real time, including:
· How to instructional speaking format
· Inspirational/sales speaking format
· Personal/rapport building speaking format
 

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INTRODUCTION TO THE RICE INDUSTRY PROGRAM

Applications close: Friday 4th September 2020.

Eligibility: Open to previous participants of the 'Introduction to the rice industry program'.

The RGA Leadership Development Tier 1 program has been delivered to 2 cohorts over the last 2 years. We now have an exciting opportunity to bring all participants together (in a Covid-safe way!) to extend on the knowledge and skills from the Introductory program.

Who is this program for?
This program is designed for new and/or inexperienced people with a passion and interest in the rice industry and/or supporting industries and communities. The program engages the next generation of leaders with the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture and gaining exposure to the industry and associated organisations. 

 

Program outline:
Two stage program, as follows:

You will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Fiona Simson National Farmers Federation President and Tony Mahar CEO National Farmers Federation. Jane Harris will interview Fiona and Tony live, with the opportunity for you to ask questions. The topic will focus on ‘Leadership in Agriculture in the current climate’. 

Course outcomes:

This Extension program is designed to reinforce some of the key learnings from the 1st workshop and give you the opportunity to connect with your peers and, together, reach new levels of mastery.

The focus of the workshop will be on mastering:

  • Personalities - MBTI extension 
  • Feedback 
  • Personal development and growth 
  • Communication
 

This is a fully funded program, included all meals and accommodation. To download the brochure click here

Contact – If you have any questions about this program call Ainsley Massina on 0428859214. 
Leadership Coordinator – Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia

Date & Time: Friday 18th of September 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Zoom link to be provided closer to the date

Date & Time: 10:00 am Thursday 24th until 3:00 pm Friday 25th September 2020
Location: Deniliquin RSL (COVID restrictions)
Accommodation: Coach House Deniliquin or Deniliquin Country Club Motor Inn 
Catering: Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea provided by the RSL
Dinner: Crossing Café (COVID restrictions) 

Date & Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday 28th of September 2020 
Zoom link to be provided closer to the date

To register or for further information please contact Ainsley Massina – amassina@rga.org.au or 04298859214