Young growers leading the way

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The second round of the national Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program was held in Canberra on November 11-12.

As with the first round of the program, the banana industry was well represented – with Far Northern growers Shayne Cini and Mick Horsford in attendance – along with Australian Banana Growers’ Council Communications Manager Sonia Campbell who presented an insight into effective communication through media – titled ‘Influencing through Communications’.

The LEAD program involves growers from a range of horticulture industries. Participants learn from and collaborate with a range of key stakeholders, designed to improve their business and make a positive difference to industry.

Topics include effective lobbying, decision making, organisational governance and change; and workplace culture.