Levied Industries Capacity Building Program

AgriFutures Australia is committed to supporting the people who are driving, and will drive, the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities. We have two capacity building opportunities currently open exclusively to individuals working in an AgriFutures Australia levied industry. These include:

Who can apply

Anyone who is working across AgriFutures Australia’s levied industries:

  • rice
  • chicken meat
  • honey bee and pollination
  • ginger
  • tea tree oil
  • pasture seeds
  • export fodder
  • thoroughbred horses
  • kangaroo
  • buffalo
  • deer
  • goat fibre.
  • Applicants are expected to provide evidence of their involvement in one or more of these industries
  • Please refer to the individual opportunities listed below to see if you are a suitable candidate.

Key dates

  • Applications open Wednesday, 20 November 5.00pm AEDT and close Wednesday, 11 December 2019 5.00pm AEDT
  • Applicants will be notified prior to Monday, 20 December 2019
  • For further details about the key dates for each opportunity please refer to the specifics below.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact:

Pauline Ford, Coordinator, Communications & Capacity Building

Email: pauline.ford@agrifutures.com.au

Phone: 02 6923 6900

Company Directors Course

Date: Monday, 2 March, 2020 to Friday, 6 March 2020

Location: Sydney, NSW

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is Australia’s leading provider of governance education and development programs, governance assessment services and board advisory services.

AgriFutures Australia is offering 10 individuals working in an AgriFutures Australia levied industry the opportunity to participate in the five-day Company Directors CourseTM, the world’s most established director program.

The Company Directors CourseTM  is designed to ensure that participants not only understand their roles and responsibilities, but also improve their contributions to board performance.

The 10-module course offers the latest in governance thinking, relevant case studies; and is informative, thought-provoking and practical. Upon completion, participants’ will be better equipped to face the challenges and reap the rewards of directorship, both in the short-term and as their director career progresses.

Please be aware there is approximately 60-80 hours of pre-reading required before the course takes place. It is strongly recommended that you complete the two complimentary e-learning courses (Interpreting Financial Statements and The Director Mindset) before the course takes place.

Learn more about the format and learning objectives.

Who should apply?

  • The course is tailored to experienced directors looking to take their performance to the next level, as well as CEOs, senior executives and executive leaders who need an in-depth understanding of governance issues.
  • It is recommended that participants have completed the Foundations of DirectorshipTM program or have equivalent professional experience before applying.
  • Individuals working in an AgriFutures Australia levied industries.

Key dates:

  • Applications open: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 8.00am AEDT
  • Applicants close: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 5.00pm AEDT
  • Applicants notified: Prior to Friday, 20 December 2019
  • AgriFutures Australia to inform successful applicants of their travel arrangements and logistics: January and February 2020
  • Company Directors Course: from Monday, 2 March 2020 to Friday, 6 March 2020 (inclusive).

Key information:

  • The program will be delivered across five days at face-to-face facilitated sessions in Sydney, NSW. As part of this opportunity AgriFutures Australia will cover successful participant’s travel to and from Sydney, and five nights’ accommodation to facilitate participation in the course. All other costs such as meals, incidentals etc. are to be paid by the participant.
  • Applicants are required to respond to a number of criteria and provide evidence (including two references) of their engagement in one of AgriFutures Australia’s levied industries.
  • All applicants must be available to attend the course in Sydney from Monday, 2 March to Friday, 5 March 2020 (inclusive). These dates are not flexible. The position is not transferable.
  • AgriFutures Australia stakeholders are encouraged to submit an application via an online platform, to be assessed and selected by AgriFutures Australia staff.
  • AgriFutures Australia will cover the cost of the recipient’s flights and accommodation for the duration of the course.

Contact:

For any enquiries please contact: Pauline Ford, Coordinator, Communications & Capacity Building Phone: 02 6923 6900

Email: Pauline.Ford@agriFutures.com.au 

Company Directors Course

evokeAG. AgriFutures Australia stakeholder travel and attendance subsidy

Date: 18-19 February, 2020

Location: Melbourne, VIC

evokeAG. is the Asia Pacific regions largest agrifood tech event.

An event which allows delegates to explore what’s next in the agrifood tech space, covering three main themes; food – farm – future. evokeAG. is an immersive experience delivering diverse topics and cutting edge innovation from across the region and around the world. It is the only event of its type where people come together to connect, collaborate and evolve all things agriculture.

The AgriFutures Australia stakeholder travel and attendance subsidy provides financial assistance for 10 individuals working in an AgriFutures Australia levied industry to attend and travel to evokeAG. on Tuesday, 18 and Wednesday, 19 February 2020 in Melbourne, Victoria.

AgriFutures Australia stakeholders are encouraged to submit an application via an online platform, to be reviewed by AgriFutures Australia staff.

Key dates:

  • Applications open: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 8.00am AEDT
  • Applicants close: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 5.00pm AEDT
  • Applicants notified: Prior to Friday, 20 December 2019
  • AgriFutures Australia will advise successful applicants of their travel arrangements and logistics: January 2020
  • Attend evokeAG. : 18-19 February 2020.

 

Key information:

The attendance and travel subsidy will be awarded in a delegate capacity:

  • AgriFutures Australia stakeholders who receive the attendance and travel subsidy must attend the evokeAG. event on the 18-19 February 2020 in Melbourne. If a recipient of the travel and allowance subsidy cannot attend the event for any reason, the recipient must notify AgriFutures Australia immediately and the subsidy must be returned to AgriFutures Australia
  • AgriFutures Australia will cover the cost of the recipient’s flights and two nights’ accommodation for the two-day evokeAG. event
  • As part of the attendance and travel subsidy, recipients will receive a two-day delegate ticket to evokeAG.

For any enquiries please contact:

Pauline Ford, Coordinator, Communications & Capacity Building

Email: pauline.ford@agrifutures.com.au

Phone: 02 6923 6900

Opening Soon: Mentoring Program

Date: January 2020 

Location: online

AgriFutures Australia together with Ricegrowers Association of Australia will soon be offering twenty individuals (in total) working within the rice industry or an AgriFutures Australia levied industry, the opportunity to participate in a 12 month Mentoring Program to advance their personal and business development via one-on-one mentoring.

The successful applicants (mentees) will be mentored by experienced entrepreneurs and leaders (mentors) outside of their industry and line of work, to guide and support them over a 12 month period.

Mentors will be selected to suit each mentees specific needs and be there to provide mentees with the necessary tools and advice to overcome challenges faced in their industry right now.

Program mentees will be paired with a compatible and influential mentor, receiving two hours per month (via Skype, Zoom, phone call, or face-to-face) with their mentor to set goals, milestones, track progress, and access content and missions.

Mentoring is a proven form of real-time learning through the transfer of knowhow, experience and wisdom. The online platform connects the mentee with a high-calibre mentor who will guide and enable them to better achieve their goals and realise their potential.

Upon completion, participants’ will feel equipped with the necessary tools and resources required to face challenges, feel confident to learn from different ways of thinking, and be provided pathways for progressing their career and business.

Who should apply?

  • The Mentoring Program will be available to those leaders and producers from the rice industry or an AgriFutures Australia levied industry, who are seeking to advance their personal and business development by way of one-on-one mentoring. The program can assist individuals with succession plans, defining and setting long-term goals, and providing a better basis for promotion and advancement decisions.
  • If you have experience and are in your mid-career, at a management level, or for those in the higher stages of their career.

Key information:

  • Applicants will be required to respond to a number of criteria and provide evidence (including two references) of their engagement in the rice industry or one of AgriFutures Australia’s levied industries.
  • AgriFutures Australia stakeholders will be encouraged to submit an application via an online platform, to be assessed and selected by Ricegrowers Association of Australia and AgriFutures Australia staff.

Key dates:

  • Applications will open: January 2020