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Sue middleton presentation for blog latest

  1. 1. AUSTRALIAN WOMEN<br />MAKING DREAMS A REALITY<br />SRDC PRESENTATION <br />DECEMBER 1 2010<br />
  2. 2. Who am I?<br />
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  8. 8. Drivers Australian Agriculture<br />Changing consumer demand<br />80/20 rule fast becoming 90/10<br />Adding value<br />Climate variability<br />Peaks and troughs of the commodity market<br />Technology pot-hole<br />Policy risks<br />New generation of farmers<br />
  9. 9. Impact on Family Farms<br />Family farms make up 93% of Australian agriculture<br />ROA for middle and bottom of each market below bond rate<br />Pressure from variable climate<br />Increased rate of aggregation<br />Increased debt<br />Feeling isolated from policy decisions<br />Urgent need for new sets of skills (marketing, risk management, investment management, systems development, HR management)<br />Need for strong business background and education<br />
  10. 10. Challenges<br />
  11. 11. Directing Investment<br />MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS<br />BUSINESS STRENGTH<br />
  12. 12. Assessing and Managing Risk<br />
  13. 13. Factoring in Uncertainty<br />Predictive capacity – scanning and foresighting – how porous is your business? What is coming over the horizon?<br />Liquidity – is it sufficient?<br />Capital raising capacity (equity, debt) under stress?<br />What’s your spread of risks and opportunities?<br />Complexity of the system you’re in – how are other players acting? What is the value chain doing?<br />Which lever can you use PRICE X YIELD - COST<br />
  14. 14. Adaptive Capacity<br />Reference: Carl Sussman<br />
  15. 15. Family farm – Decision making processes<br />Challenge of getting everyone on the same page and keeping them there!<br />Building dynamic processes that allow entry, exit, shareholding managed as assets<br />Handling leadership transitions<br />Continuous renewal of the business model<br />Performance management within a family<br />Making business decisions, not based on family dynamic<br />
  16. 16. What’s happening to Women?<br />Working more on farm<br />Working more to managing the farm business<br />Working more off farm<br />More involved in community and volunteering activities<br />Reduced time with family and reduced leisure time<br />Ref: Curtin University Research <br />
  17. 17. Factors in Women’s Participation<br />
  18. 18. My RIRDC Project<br />Develop a decision support tool to enable commercialisation of the technology on farm.<br />Business case development and promotion.<br />Look at examples of regional community anerobic digestors for potential application in Wheatbelt communities of WA.<br />Future – environmentally branded pork product (market eco-credentials)<br />
  19. 19. The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams<br />Eleanor Roosevelt<br />
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  21. 21. Thank you for your time!<br />Sue Middleton<br />P 08 96711915<br />M 0427 996 730<br />E: sue@agcorp.com.au<br />
  22. 22. NAMADGI NATIONAL PARK, ACT<br />Is this the image you visualised?<br />
  23. 23. Mark Whitten – Extension Officer Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation<br />
  24. 24. Small Group Challenges<br />Exploring communication, support, encouragement and success parameters......and for the majority becoming familiarised with the emotions attached to fear of heights.<br />
  25. 25. BASIC CAMPING <br />A team building exercise in itself!<br />
  26. 26. Intense physical activity to explore performance under pressure and group motivation strategies<br />
  27. 27. Chasing an Elephant with a 4WD<br />
  28. 28. SECRETS of a SUCCESSFUL 4WD TEAM<br />Communication Support Encouragement Planning<br />
  29. 29. ABSEIL 1ABSEIL 2<br />
  30. 30. ABSEIL 2<br />
  31. 31. TEAMWORK – Abseiling for Backpacks<br />
  32. 32. DESCENT = ACHIVEMENT<br />
  33. 33. VALUES JOURNEY<br />“Personal Leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them”<br />- Stephen R. Covey (Author The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)<br />
  34. 34. Visiting ‘Our House’<br />- Question Time in both the Senate & House of Representatives<br /><ul><li>Meeting with Senator Gary Humphries (Member for the ACT)
  35. 35. Back of House Tour
  36. 36. Networking with MP’s and Staff</li></li></ul><li>Tools Acquired in the Classroom<br />Facilitating effective meetings<br />Conflict Management and Crucial Conversations<br />Understanding Group Dynamics<br />Public Speaking<br />Communication and Body Language<br />Persuasion & Effective Presentations<br />Management vs. Leadership<br />
  37. 37. Invaluable ToolsIdeas shared, Networks expanded and Friendships formed<br />
  38. 38. TRAIL Participants 2010<br />
  39. 39. Thankyou SRDC for your support<br />

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