Leading towards greener futures

Monday, 21 January 2019

Still fresh in the New Year, it’s not too late to think about how you can kickstart 2019 to put your personal and professional resolutions in action. The good news is… Applications for the 2019 Green Industry Growing Leaders Program (MT16002) are still open, and it can help you achieve both!

The Green Leaders program has been funded by Hort Innovation using nursery and turf industry levies and funds from the Australian Government. The program awards scholarships to applicants who are nursery or turf levy payers, as well as employees of these businesses.

Delivered by management consultancy firm, The Right Mind, this initiative provides an opportunity to support the growth and empowerment of our workforce, through upskilling and professional development of leadership skills.

This program is split into three phases.

  1. An introductory leadership forum is held in Sydney on Wednesday, 1 May.
  2. Following the first forum, participants will undertake a ‘workplace project’.
  3. Participants will present their project at a final leadership forum in Brisbane on Thursday, 1 August.

Scholarships cover the entire tuition costs, and the skills and confidence gained from this program will help position you and your business at the forefront of industry growth.

The course will focus on positive management and communication practices, leadership skills, and advice on how all elements can drive productivity at the business level.

Past scholarship recipients have had positive experiences with this program, citing how it gave them the tools to progress their career and business.

Kristian Spink, Marlborough Nursery

As a participant in 2018, Kristian said the program instilled in him greater confidence as a nursery manager; a change reflected in his new approach to management and communication.

“I want to be a great leader for our business and the industry more broadly. I’m always looking to improve my skills, which is a key reason that I took up the opportunity to be part of Green Leaders.”

Redland City Bulletin recently caught up with Kristian to discuss the Green Leaders program and changes he has implemented in his business. This year, he hopes to use these skills to implement more conveyer systems into the business, and reduce manual labour of his staff.

The article can be found here: https://www.redlandcitybulletin.com.au/story/5832296/automation-tech-helps-nursery-through-christmas-rush/

To support the growth and prosperity of the nursery and garden industry, it’s vital that we foster the development of our staff; ensuring they have opportunities to learn and grow as the future leaders of our industry.

If you’re looking to improve your leadership skills, this program can help give you the tools to ensure your business is equipped for growth and change.

Applications for the 2019 program will close Friday, 8th March 2019 at 5pm AEST.

To request an application form, or find out more head to: https://www.therightmind.com.au/program/green-industry-growing-leaders-program