Professional development opportunity available for future livestock leaders

Professional development opportunity available for future livestock leaders

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Those passionate about the livestock industry are invited to participate in a leadership workshop being held in Adelaide later this month.

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Those passionate about the livestock industry are invited to participate in a leadership workshop being held in Adelaide later this month.

A joint initiative of Meat & Livestock Australia and The Livestock Collective, tLivestock Leaders is a professional development workshop aiming to promote a collaborative and united livestock sector.

The Adelaide event, which will be held on October 21 and 22, will feature AgCommunicators co-director and 2019 SA AgriFutures Rural Women's Award winner Deanna Lush, and Heidi Wright from Wright Social.

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This is the third workshop of its kind, with two workshops having been held in Western Australia earlier this year the inaugural workshop having been held in Perth in February this year.

The Livestock Collective director Steven Bolt, who graduated from the inaugural course in Perth in February, said communications surrounding animal welfare were a major component of the course.

"Animal welfare is a subject that frequents the media, but we weren't telling our side of the story as effectively as we could be so The Livestock Collective has taken the initiative to provide workshops for people who are interested to learn more about improving and maintaining community trust," said Mr Bolt.

"Livestock Leaders is a workshop we've designed to build the capacity of current supply chain champions already involved in livestock production to embrace the leadership and influential qualities within themselves and become advocates for the Australian red meat industry.

Mr Bolt said with COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the workshop format has been adapted to a partially online model, successfully trialled at the most recent workshop.

Expressions of Interest are currently open via The Livestock Collective website. Those interested must provide an answer to how they think they would benefit from the workshop. Selection for involvement will be based on the answer to this question.

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