Women of rural and regional Australia are rallying together to play a bigger part in driving the future of their local communities, industries and natural resources.
Naturally Resourceful, a short leadership and natural resource management course specifically designed for women, is helping to drive this change.
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Naturally Resourceful ...
- Builds on the resourceful nature of rural and regional women.
- Enhances the involvement of rural and regional women in natural resource and agricultural management.
- Helps women to build their skills, knowledge and understanding about natural resource management and property planning.
- Develops participants’ self confidence.
- Encourages participants to be more vocal advocates for continued learning within their communities.
Aims and outcomes of the course ...
The course provides a pathway for women to take leadership responsibilities within the natural resource management field, as well as within social, producer and political groups and committees.
Topical workshops ...
Naturally Resourceful is based around four workshops, scheduled during a timeframe that suits participants.
Topics popular at workshops so far have included:
- natural resource management issues impacting on the production and profit of agriculture
- Birds on Farms as indicators of landscape health
- succession planning and identifying communication styles
- planning for positive change.
The feedback ...
“It was wonderful to sit in a room full of women all wanting to live in our part of the world, learning together. Thanks ever so much for coming to Boulia, I think I speak for all who attended, we are extremely glad that you did.” Boulia participant
The Naturally Resourceful short course was piloted in Goondiwindi during September and October, 2006, and met with significant success. The course was developed specifically to enhance the involvement of rural women in natural resource management, at a property level and in the wider community. Through this course, QMDC hoped to inspire rural women to become more actively involved in NRM and to build their leadership, skills and confidence in this area. In 2007-08, QMDC was approved for funding from the then Queensland Department of Communities to run four Naturally Resourceful workshops.
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For more information on Naturally Resourceful, and for past participants' comments, click here.
To find out more about this course, including future dates or to inquire about scheduling the course in your area, please contact or Toowoomba office on 07 46 376 200.