Facilitation Training

If you would like to be a Facilitator in RMPP Action Network, you will be required to do some training.  There are two courses which must be attended in order to facilitate an Action Group: the Lead Facilitator Course and the RMPP Action Network Fundamentals & Extension Design Course.

Lead Facilitator Course

This provides rural professionals with insights into how farmers learn and how to facilitate learning and build farmer confidence to increase practice change on-farm.

2 day workshop held in regions throughout NZ. For those looking to become facilitators for  RMPP Action Network, this will be a 12 month programme that includes workshop attendance and follow-up activities.

2018 Dates:
24 & 25 May – Palmerston North
12 & 13 June - Christchurch
26 & 27 June - North Island
17 & 18 July - South Island

Extra information:

* Please note these courses take a maximum of 16 attendees per course.
* There are no course fees; attendees are required to pay for their own travel and accommodation.
* All facilitators must have completed both courses to be paid to facilitate under RMPP Action Network.

RMPP Action Network Fundamentals & Extension Design Course

For rural professionals or farmers looking to run an Action Group/s under RMPP Action Network. The training includes designing and managing an extension programme to increase farmer participation in their own learning and apply this to their own business.

2 day workshop specifically for those approved as a Connector and/or Facilitator for the RMPP Action Network. This will be a 12 month programme that includes workshop attendance and follow-up activities.

2018 Course dates:
 18 & 19 June – Palmerston North 
11 & 12 July – Christchurch
 25 & 26 July – North Island  
15 & 16 August – Dunedin

“I’ve been a facilitator at field days and seminars for a number of years as part of my farm consultancy role.  I wasn’t sure what value I would get out of facilitator training. However, these new courses really challenged me to reflect on my facilitation style. I now have a number of new tools to use when facilitating farmer discussions and groups that will add value to both their business and mine. It was a great chance to get some formal facilitation training after many years of learning on the run.”    Stephen Thomson, Consultant, AgFirst


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