B+LNZ Facilitating Learning and Change Programme – Napier | Beef + Lamb New Zealand

B+LNZ Facilitating Learning and Change Programme – Napier

A two-day workshop aimed at improving the knowledge and skills for rural professionals looking at leadership roles within their communities. Registrations now open.

About the workshops

Through the workshop, participants will gain an understanding of what facilitation is all about and learn the skills required to effectively facilitate groups and learning. These skills will enable you to work with farmers to help them build the confidence they need to increase practice change on-farm.

Workshop participation will include pre and post work to get the most from the workshop.

Learning objectives

The Art and Science of facilitation

  • Adopting a facilitation mindset
  • Processes, tools and techniques for working with groups
  • Applying facilitation in other settings eg. Meetings

The ways we learn

  • Understand how we acquire skills and develop knowledge
  • What is known about how the brain learns. How neuroscience and behavioural psychology can help us.
  • Strategies to facilitate real learning

Learning design

  • The key elements of an effective learning programme
  • Designing for maximum learning

Becoming an agent for change

  • Explore the barriers to change
  • Influencing and supporting change

Design your event

  • You will design an outline of the event you are about to run.

Locations and dates

  1. South Island – 2 and 3 March 2022 – Timaru – Benvenue Hotel.
  2. North Island – 16 and 17 February 2022 – Napier – St Andrews Centre.
  3. North Island – 22 and 23 March – Wellington – Location TBC.

Programme and costs

  • Day One: Morning Tea from 9.30am; Start 10am, finishes 5.30pm.
  • Day Two: Start 8.30am, finishes 3.15pm.

Maximum of 15 attendees per workshop. Must attend both days.

Workshop costs: $500 + GST (please note registration costs have been reduced thanks to MPI’s Primary Industry Advisory Services programme supporting these events).

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea supplied.

Participants responsible for own travel arrangements and costs.



Please email renee.cummins@beeflambnz.com if you are having any problems registering.  

If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing olivia.weatherburn@beeflambnz.com or calling 0278017868  

Covid-19 Protection Framework

This event is operating under an orange traffic light – all attendees will be required to show their My Vaccine Pass on the day. This is the official record of your COVID-19 vaccination status (you can request a My Vaccine Pass if you’ve had two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in New Zealand, or had an approved vaccination overseas or have a medical exemption).  

You must record your attendance through the B+LNZ attendance register on the day and scan the COVID-19 QR code for the venue.

If you have cold or flu symptoms or are awaiting the results from a COVID-19 test, please stay at home.