E-Leaders program – Online leadership, learning and networking for rural women

“Sitting at my desk in my farm office, I swapped my akubra for my headset and lap top - I didn’t have to travel 100’s of km or juggle farm and family commitments. I made wonderful networks and it increased my confidence in interacting and learning online.”   Sandra Ireson, Booligal, Western NSW, participant of the 2011-2012 E-Learning and Leadership Program

Sitting at my desk in my farm office, I swapped my akubra for my headset and lap top – I didn’t have to travel 100’s of km or juggle farm and family commitments. I made wonderful networks and it increased my confidence in interacting and learning online – Sandra Ireson, Booligal, Western NSW, participant of the 2011-2012 E-Learning and Leadership Program

Last year Sonia participated in the National Rural Women’s Coalition first online leadership program. She enjoyed the experience and says it is a great opportunity for rural women interested in developing their skills and leadership. It will be of particular interest to women in rural, regional and remote areas as they can participate from the comfort of their own homes.

The second E-Leaders Program will be offered to 20 rural women from around Australia who will be selected to participate in a 16 week leadership program delivered via a series of webinars. The technology used to deliver the program allows for interactive learning and online networking. Participants will work on an identified project relating to their farm business, community or rural sector during the course of the program.

If you’re interested in the program and want to find out more you can download the full program for more information. In the meantime here’s a quick snippet of what the program will cover:

Building Leaders: This topic will look at the qualities that make a leader. You will learn how to improve your leadership skills and how to be more resilient and adaptive to change.

Personality In Leadership: Using an accredited personality assessment indicator you will learn more about your personality type and how to better communicate with those around you. Find out how to foster effective working relationships and enhance your capacity to communicate effectively through better understanding of how others might perceive you.

Goal Setting: Learn how to set realistic goals and achieve them. Using a powerful process of visualisation you will walk away with a clear picture of what you want to achieve and practical steps on how to achieve these goals.

Social Media: Understand the power of social media. Brush up on your skills in using Facebook and Twitter to get your message across to the desired audience. Learn how to create an effective social media plan.

Community Capacity Building: Find out ways to make a difference to the sustainability of your community. Examine case studies of others who have successfully undertaken capacity building projects. Look at what you can do to influence sustainable change in your community.

Towards Sustainability: This topic will look at the future of agriculture. Join the discussion and debate on how the agricultural sector can become more sustainable. Learn what you can do to improve sustainability in your rural operation or associated industry.

See what past participant Kate Broughton from Trangie, NSW had to say about the 2011-2012 Program below.

About nswrwn

NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.
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