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Northern livestock advisors to get to know their grey matter

03 March 2020

Leading Australian educator Laurie Kelly will be part of a new two-day workshop in Darwin for northern livestock advisors as part of an initiative from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Profitable Grazing Systems program.

Mr Kelly speaks around the globe giving people the skills to maximise the impact of training and to create an openness factor to change and new learning. Northern livestock advisors will have the opportunity to learn from Mr Kelly on how the brain really works as part of the workshop.

MLA has organised this inaugural event – on 16 and 17 March 2020 in Darwin – to support the livestock advisory sector by giving participants the knowledge and skills to deliver effective training and support to their clients in the northern red meat production sector.

"The opportunities for the northern livestock industry to grow the supply of red meat to feed the world are huge, and to support producers to increase productivity and profitability we need a highly skilled advisory sector," MLA's Project Manager - Profitable Grazing Systems, Angela Hammond, said.

"However, advisors have told us it's hard to access high quality professional development and, as many work solo or in small teams, they'd like more opportunities to increase their skills and network with others in the industry.

"This led to the Profitable Grazing Systems northern team designing a two-day program of intensive training which is guaranteed to leave participants with enhanced knowledge and skills."

Day one is a full day, hands-on session with Laurie Kelly focusing on brain-friendly delivery skills to engage learners, accelerate learning and make learning stick. The day will conclude with a sunset canapés and drinks function on the wharf to facilitate further networking.

Day two will focus on learning more engagement techniques with successful advisors sharing their stories of business growth and development.

The workshop will also include a panel discussion about the pros and cons of different advisory business models.

To register, visit Darwin Livestock Advisors Professional Development Registration or register via the MLA website events page.

This event is open to all current and future livestock advisors.