RDS Partners delivered a personal and leadership development course specifically designed for this group of young oyster farmers, researchers and hatchery technicians. This capacity building program looked at personal styles, regional development, networking, succession, people development and strategic industry issues.
The course was funded through the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s NextGen Farmers program and was timed as a pre-conference program for the 4Th International Oyster Symposium in Hobart in 2011.
The program culminated in our “Busting Boundaries” participants developing and presenting their vision for the oyster industry as the final keynote address to the international oyster community.
We loved working with this group of young researchers, growers and hatchery folk as they built relationships and learnt a bit more about themselves and their industry. We saw them start to trust themselves and their ideas, and work together to come to grips with what it means to lead a truly sustainable industry.