"A key part of the relationship with ODI is the willingness to continually improve the content, delivery and outcomes of the programme." (Jeremy Blandford General Manager Sales and Marketing)
This is a two-day programme for Regional and Sector Chairs and senior policy staff of Federated Farmers, which we have delivered on six occasions for more than 70 participants. It provides tools, methods and behaviour changes to support collaborative processes among the external stakeholders (including environmental interests, local and territorial government, land and water developers, and iwi, amongst others) who are party to land use decisions and regulation.
- "It was a great opportunity to learn how to better approach collaboration. The tools are valuable to secure a stronger bargaining position that earns one respect from others rather than being the 'redneck' who cannot find a way forward."
- "A very effective two days of personal development and great to meet others from around New Zealand who are volunteering hours for better outcomes for our industry. Inspirational!"
- "The confidence this course has given me to undertake my new position ... has been very positive. I am happy to see myself as a facilitator of information in this role and feel I have the tools to ask questions effectively, offer information and possible solutions where needed and be open to many viewpoints (of various stakeholders) of the issues at hand. This course has given me a professional approach to this opportunity and also within my own business (where I deal frequently with landowners) and I look forward to new opportunities ahead."
- "Thanks to Fed Farmers for supporting and developing this programme. I think it is a vitally important move for NZ Agriculture to get as many people as possible active with good skills in providing positive messages and good advocacy for Ag in NZ in the face of the on-going barrage of criticism from some quarters."