The following young rural women from all over Australia were selected to participate in an exciting three day leadership program in late 2016.
They were selected upon their proposed project merit, which included the ability to show leadership in primary industry production or involvement building resilient and vibrant rural and regional communities.
NRWC President at the time, Dr Patricia Hamilton hosted the women in Canberra and the three days of learning was facilitated by professional coach Meredith Turnbull. The program encompassed a range of speakers who shared their personal leadership experience including framing an advocacy issue, bringing an issue to the attention of policy makers, working politically, shaping public opinion, and strategies to have voices heard.
NRWC past President Dr Patricia Hamilton said “This was a very exciting three days for these sixteen young rural women. They were in Canberra to learn skills to enable them to effectively advocate on issues facing their business, industry and /or community. The leadership program was professionally facilitated through a group learning process of examining the knowledge, skills and capacities required to lead effectively. Participants were introduced to and heard from experienced leaders from diverse backgrounds. A visit on the Tuesday to Parliament house helped with a better understanding of the political decision making process".
These women have now returned home to their rural areas and are implementing a leadership project. They are developing a project that has a positive impact on building capacity of other young rural women.
ABOUT THE YOUNG RURAL WOMEN'S MUSTER - HELD IN 2016
About the Application Process - Young Rural Women's Muster
The NRWC offered 16 places to young rural women (18-30 years) to participate in a 3-day residential leadership program in Canberra 7th- 9th November.
This program will help guide these young women in the following areas:
- Leadership capacity
- Confidence building
- Understanding the political process
- Effective communication and negotiation
- Development of a leadership project
The Muster encompasses a range of speakers who will share their personal leadership experiences including framing an advocacy issue, bringing an issue to the attention of policy makers, working politically, shaping public opinion and strategies to have your voice heard.
- Participants must develop a project that has a positive impact on building capacity of other young rural women. They will work on during the course of the program
- Applications will be selected upon project merit, which includes the ability of the applicant to show leadership in primary industry production or involvement in building resilient and vibrant rural and regional communities.
- Participants will be required to develop a project summary report, due on January 2017. This report should be 1-2 pages. Examples of the elements of a project report include a project summary, a table showing key actions and dates, an evaluation and reflection your personal leadership journey and any further personal leadership goals. The preparation of this report is for the purposes of creating a working document that sets direction for the participant. It is not an assignment.
- Further grow and nurture leadership skills
- Increased knowledge of the political system
- Skills to engage with policy makers and advisors
Applications have now closed.
The selection process is at the discretion of the NRWC. Successful applicants will be advised via email. A total of 16 placed are available.
Applications Opened Tuesday 27 September 2016 at 9am
Applications Closed Friday 7 October 2016 at 5pm