Leadership & Development Programme

Our leadership and development programme for 2020 is designed to increase the skill levels and confidence of all participants, empowering farmers to excel.

And we are taking our 'Feds Leadership 101' course on the road for the first time, to Hamilton and Christchurch, as well as running courses in Wellington.

We aim to equip individuals with the required skills and experience to deliver the right messages, to the right people, in a proactive manner; in order to reach favourable outcomes which affect farming businesses, the wider rural community and New Zealand’s economy as a whole.

Please see a description of the Leadership 101 course below.

The course dates for 2020 are:
18 February, Wellington
10 March, Wellington
7 April, Christchurch
5 May, Hamilton

To register your interest for a course, please e-mail events@fedfarm.org.nz

Testimonial – Leadership 101

Dion Fleming, Arable farmer, Manawatu/Rangitikei (April course 2019)   
I recently took part in a leadership development course run  by Federated Farmers and Sue Pickering of Develop Ltd. I run an agriculture contracting and a large scale grain handling business yet this course was the first real ‘personal development’ I had undertaken. Although leading up to the event I was feeling a little uncertain of what was to come, I’m incredibly glad I took the time to get off the farm and spend some time with likeminded individuals to learn about the leadership and learning styles of ourselves and others who we interact with. The course was very interactive and engaging , I was made to step out of my comfort zone in the way of public speaking and I learnt some valuable skills in doing so.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is in or inspiring to a management roll, it will unlock you multitude of tools within yourself for confidently dealing with any staff, clients or presentations you may be faced with. All I can really say is to kick ya boots off, dust off ya town shoes and get into it. You won’t regret it.

Feds Leadership 101

The Feds 101 course includes:
  • Discussion and feedback session on leadership with an expert panel of leaders 
  • Improving your public speaking and presentation skills
  • Network with others across the primary industries
  • Hearing from advocacy leadership management at Federated Farmers
  • Understanding and adapting different leadership styles

For more information contact events@fedfarm.org.nz


General Terms & Conditions

Feds Leadership 101:
$699 for members and
$1,099 for non-members

Participation for each programme is limited to 12 persons. It is a one day course.

Participants pay for their own flights and accommodation. NZDIA winners are paid for by Federated Farmers of New Zealand. Federated Farmers staff course fees are paid for by Federated Farmers of New Zealand, staff pay for flights and accommodation.

Terms and conditions apply
See course registration forms for details.

    Programme Hours
    The daily hours for Feds Leadership 101 are 8.15am - 4.30pm