If you would like to be a Facilitator in RMPP Action Network, you will be required to do some training. You must complete both of the courses below to be paid to facilitate under RMPP Action Network. There are no course fees; attendees pay for their own travel and accommodation. Each course is limited to 16 attendees.
Lead Facilitator Course
Provides rural professionals with insights into how farmers learn and how to facilitate learning and build farmer confidence to increase practice change on-farm.
Two-day workshop 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.
2019 course dates:
22 & 23 January - Christchurch
13 & 14 February - Palmerston North
5 & 6 March - Hamilton
21 & 22 March - Dunedin
RMPP Action Network Fundamentals & Extension Design
For rural professionals or farmers looking to run or connect an Action Group/s under RMPP Action Network. Includes designing and managing an extension programme to increase farmer participation in their own learning and apply this to their own business.
Two-day workshop specifically for those approved as a Connector and/or Facilitator for RMPP Action Network. This will be a 12-month programme that includes workshop attendance and follow-up activities.
2019 course dates:
12 & 13 February - Gore
26 & 27 February - Christchurch
27 & 28 March - Palmerston North
“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