A Women of Lot Feeding IGNITE Training Program was held last weekend at the Bunya Mountains with 18 young lot feeding women attending. It was pleasing to see its return following its inaugural delivery back in 2019.
WOLF President Kym Ryan welcomed the young lotfeeders who had travelled from as far Victoria, NSW, Marlborough, Roma, Brisbane and everywhere in between.
While the training focused primarily on leadership development and improving their confidence, other training was on offer.
BMO accountants from Dalby offered an insight into the importance of Corporate Governance from a financial perspective, making the most of tax returns and the importance of understanding superannuation. Much discussion occurred regarding lost superannuation and how to get the best tax return.
Highfields Toastmasters offered their expertise on how to get over the fear of public speaking. Over the weekend the ladies had ample opportunity to hone their skills while utilising the Toastmasters techniques.
Irene Baker from Inzpire explained to the group about how the brain works and how it is made up of millions of Mind Maps. Irene revealed how Mindsets can be changed by making new Mind Maps which can break bad habits and develop new ones. Irene introduced participants to the DISC models that allowed them the opportunity to discover how mind maps can influence character traits.
Tanya Konigsberger from Dale Carnegie delivered a toolbox of leadership techniques to assist with leading their teams, regardless of size the principles remain the same. She demonstrated how values and beliefs play a major role in developing and leading teams and an understanding of how teams can learn to work together efficiently and effectively.
The WOLF AGM was also held over the weekend with new office bearers being voted in:
President – Kym Ryan – RSA Dalby
Vice Presidents – Emily Stephen – Mort & Co. Georgia Sloss -Wonga Plains
Secretary- Amanda Moohen Koojan WA; Vice Secretary Heidi Smith, Roma Feedlot
Treasurer Jamie-Lee Lanham – Kerwee Feedlot Jondaryan
All new and returning officers are looking forward to 2023 and what it holds for WOLF.
Margaret Harrison of Freelance Coordination, the developer and facilitator of the program said their passion for the feedlot industry, their enthusiasm and their eagerness to improve themselves in order to boost their ability to lead their respective teams was a joy to be a part of.
Women of Lot Feeding continues to provide a platform for the women across Australia working in feedlots and its associated industries to develop their skills, network and support other likeminded women. With members now across Australia, programs like IGNITE continue to draw significant interest from feedlots looking to grow their teams and improving their work and life environment.
The Program was made possible in part by a grant from the Investing in Queensland Women Promotion from Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
Source: Women of Lot Feeding