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Facilitator toolkit

Below are resources relevant to facilitators setting up and facilitating Action Groups.  Some of these remain legacy RMPP Action Network related/branded, however are relevant to any peer to peer small group learning and support application.  Some resources have been updated to B+LNZ Action Group relevance.

RMPP extension model

Extension guidelines

An overview of:
- RMPP Extension model                     
- Designing an extension programme
- Becoming a successful connector     
- Becoming a successful facilitator
- Running a successful event               
- Evaluating extension programmes
- Evaluating extension activities 

B+LNZ Action Group handbook

Guidelines for forming and running a B+LNZ supported Action Group.  For further information about B+LNZ Action Groups click here.

B+LNZ Facilitator role description

Outline of the B+LNZ Action Group facilitator role description and the Code of Ethics

Designing effective extension activities for farmers

Example runsheet

A useful tool for the first Action Group meeting (features a sticky wall exercise covered at the RMPP Action Network Fundamental course)

Small group learning module

Step through the learning module and gain insights into what effective small group learning looks like

Online delivery learnings from RMPP

A collection of advice sheets and helpful resources for those looking to work with farmers and/or rural professionals online 

KPI booklet

A core set of Key Performance Indicators for measuring the performance of red meat farming businesses

Example pre-work flyer/template

Outline of pre-work for an Action Group activity (can be re-worked and changed for each topic)

Extension Plan template

Extension Plan structure/template used during RMPP Action Network.  This is a tool to use for the development of an Extension Plan to guide any small group.

Getting a Farm Action Plan started

Action Plans play an important role to support farmers reflect on their group involvement and to document goals and actions to support them with making changes on-farm.  This guide offers ideas on how to get a farm business to start their Farm Action Plan.

Action Group or Discussion Group

This flyer outlines the difference between the two

Top tips

Tips from Action Group facilitator observations 

Opening a bank account

Guidelines from a RMPP partner, ANZ Bank, on Action Groups opening a bank account

Facilitator support session recordings

Link through to recordings of the various online facilitator support sessions RMPP facilitated during RMPP Action Network.  These brought facilitators together to share their Action Group experiences with peers, learn new ideas and tips, to further develop their confidence and facilitation practice

Deane Carson shares what he learnt from being involved in the Alliance young farmer pilot group.

Deane Carson talks about the benefits for his business in connecting and facilitating Action Groups.

Alan McDermott from ANZCO explains the value of Action Groups based on his experience so far.

Alan McDermott from ANZCO talks about key aspects of the first meeting of an Action Group.


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