Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program

The Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program is for growers to develop their skills in leading their industries and their own businesses. It is a collaboration of industries – melon, pineapple, banana, avocado, passionfruit, strawberry, persimmon, mango and lychee. All these industries will come together to learn and share their experiences.

The program consists of two residential workshops and a series of webinars. The three day workshops will be conducted in Canberra and Brisbane. You can join Group 1 or Group 2 depending on your availability, but you need to commit to both workshops in your group.

The cost of LEAD is free with accommodation provided. You must contribute towards your travel costs.


  Workshop 1
Positioning your organisation to the external environment
Workshop 2
Creating the organisation you want
Group 1 2/3/4 July 2018 2/3/4 October 2018
Group 2 12/13/14 November 2018 4/5/6 March 2019
Content Developing strategic alliances Optimum structures – active representation Influencing through communications


Public speaking skills

Effective lobbying

Networking externally

Developing desired culture Understanding self Decision making


Team dynamics

Managing teams

Conflict resolution

Webinars Crisis management Understanding international trade Understanding and managing biosecurity


Leading & managing organisational change

Social media

Organisational governance

Location Hotel Kurrajong, Barton, Canberra Hotel Adina Anzac Square, Brisbane
Registration date 30th May 2018

31st August 2018