DWN2020 Workshops

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  • W1: Build me up

    W1: Build me up

    Day One

    W1: Build Me Up

    W1: Build me up

    Day One

    Ever snapped over a silly mistake? Or felt really flat for days on end? When we aren’t feeling right in ourselves, it can have a negative impact on performance and the way we interact with others. Understanding these signs is the first step to a happier, healthier you.

    Learning Outcomes:
    – Understand signs and symptoms of depression and burnout
    – Understand the effects of depression and burnout on the individual and the team
    – Tips and trick to improve your wellbeing

    Sponsered by: FMG

  • W2: Happy Cows!

    W2: Happy Cows!

    Day One

    W2: Happy Cows!

    W2: Happy Cows!

    Day One

    Learning Outcomes:
    – Understanding the hoof to reduce lameness
    – Picking up early signs of lameness to eliminate bigger problems going forward
    – Case studies with local farmers to understanding and learn about what technology is working for them

    Sponsered by: Allflex Livestock Intelligence

  • W3: It sounds green to me

    W3: It sounds green to me

    Day One

    W3: It Sounds Green To Me

    W3: It sounds green to me

    Day One

    Environmental planning is now an integral part of farming. But once the plan is created, how do we use it to navigate decisions for the upcoming year? Ensure environmental plans remain living documents and learn from others to improve best practice. 

    This session has 2 parts to it, you will need to choose this workshop for morning and afternoon session when you are registering.

    Learning Outcomes:
    – Learn to effectively analyse and interpret data from your Farm Environmental Plan to make informed decisions on-farm and for your farm business
    – Gain an understanding of what steps other industries are taking to support their members/suppliers in regard to the environment – learning from each other.

  • W4: Knowing me is knowing you

    W4: Knowing me is knowing you

    Day Two

    W4: Knowing Me Is Knowing You

    W4: Knowing me is knowing you

    Day Two

    Having the tools to quickly identify a staff member’s personality type can really help to strengthen the way you communicate with them and build a great team of people. Everyone is unique but do show particular traits or behaviours that can help you get a sense of their optimal way of working. 

    This session has 2 parts to it, you will need to choose this workshop for morning and afternoon session when you are registering.

    Learning Outcomes:
    – To understand the DOPE (Dove, Owl, Peacock, Eagle) personality programme
    – Understand various personality types to know how to get the best out of your team but also how to deal with the team when there are issues.
    – To understand the different cultures in New Zealand and what overseas workers struggle with when they move to New Zealand and what is the best way to induct them quicker into their new home, New Zealand.

     

    Presenter: Viv Robinson

  • W5: LEAN on me

    W5: LEAN on me

    Day Two

    W5: LEAN On Me

    W5: LEAN on me

    Day Two

    Learning Outcomes:
    – Understanding what ‘waste’ is and the impact and where it is hiding on farm.
    – How to get your team on board and thinking LEAN when you get home.
    – Ideas and tips for developing practical LEAN ideas remove that waste.

     

    Presenter: Sarah Watson

    Sarah’s passion is helping people to be the best employers they can be.

    Sarah’s Background includes:
    – Southland Sharemilking
    – Head of HR for corporate agr/hort business
    – HR Manager Christchurch Casino
    – Canterbury Territory Manager for corporate dairy farmer
    – Consultancy – People Management and Development

    In 2013 Sarah lead the DairyNZ Lean for Dairying project, developing FarmTune, New Zealand’s #1 Lean Management programme for farming. Sarah is the lead provider of this programme in the South Island.

  • W6: Making plans for succession

    W6: Making plans for succession

    Day Two

    W6: Making Plans For Succession

    W6: Making plans for succession

    Day Two

    Learning Outcomes:
    – Gain understanding and insight into the succession planning process
    – An environment where those that are exiting the industry and those that are looking to progress in the industry can ask questions from knowledgeable professionals.
    – Panel style workshop where rural professional can provide their insight on how they can assist in succession planning.

    Sponsored by: NZ CA Limited

     

  • Post Conference Behind the Scenes Tour

    Post Conference Behind the Scenes Tour

    Friday 8 May

    Post Conference Behind The Scenes Tour

    Post Conference Behind the Scenes Tour

    Friday 8 May

    Come join the great post conference tour being held on Friday, 8th May. You will have the opportunity to watch the bull semen collection at LIC, see how your milk is tested everyday at Milk Test NZ as well as a tour of the Fonterra Te Rapa plant.

    It’s a great opportunity to see behind the scene on what happens to help you with your farming businesses.

    Timing:

    8.30am – Bus pick up – Location TBC

    12.00pm – Finish

    12.30pm – Bus Drop off – Location TBC