Shifting Into the Driver’s Seat—Building the Leadership Capacity of Australia’s Cattlewomen
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CitationLeigo, S. (2013). Shifting Into the Driver’s Seat—Building the Leadership Capacity of Australia’s Cattlewomen. Rangelands, 35(6), 68-74.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
AbstractOn the Ground • Beef producers in Australia’s Northern Territory are limited in their ability to represent their needs and viewpoints in decision-making processes that affect the beef industry. • A collaborative approach was taken by the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, the Northern Territory Dept of Primary Industry and Fisheries, and the Commonwealth Government of Australia to design and deliver a series of 1-day workshops that aimed to build the leadership capacity of Northern Territory cattlewomen. • Workshops were held in 2009 and 2010 and focused on communication skills, goal setting, and personal health and fitness. • Encouraging more cattlewomen to take leadership roles benefits the beef industry by doubling its talent pool and bringing different perspectives to industry issues.