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CBH Grass Roots Leadership Short Course

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The CBH Grass Roots Leadership Short Course is a program focused on strengthening the leadership capabilities for those living in regional and rural Western Australia. Applications for the 2021 course have closed. successful participants will be notified shortly.

An initiative of the CBH Growers Advisory Council, the short course is part of the co-operative’s Regional Capacity Building Program that aims to support regional leaders in their personal development and ensure we build strong leaders for our industry and communities.

Delivered by the Australian Institute of Management WA and University of WA Business School’s Executive Education, the heavily subsidised course is open to all growers and takes place over four days, split into two, 2-day sessions. This year, the course will take place in two CBH Port Zones, and this will alternate to the remaining Port Zones the following year.


Venue: Corrigin Hotel
14-15 March 2021 and 26-27 July 2021


Venue: The Gerald
14-15 March 2021 and 26-27 July 2021

As part of the course, a dinner is held on the first night of each two-day session to provide participants an opportunity to network with other growers and also representatives from the Grower’s Advisory Council and the CBH Board.

Who is the short course for?

The course has been specifically designed for those living in grain growing regions of WA. It is targeted at those who are interested in developing their leadership skills that will help them become more effective leaders within their community and industry, or for those who have ambitions to transition to higher leadership positions.

It is best suited for those who may not yet be ready or able to commit to an intensive course that is traditionally offered in metropolitan areas. Places for each course is limited to 20. Preference is given to growers and those working or studying within the grain industry.

What will I learn?

The two-module course supports participants to analyse their leadership capabilities and develop a deeper understanding of what makes an effective and engaging leader.

Facilitated by AIM/UWA, participants will learn about authentic and resilient leadership, understand how to influence, develop toolkits to communicate with influence, and examine strategies on how to engage others in change.

How much is the program?

CBH’s commitment to building leadership capacity in regional WA means the CBH Grass Roots Leadership Program is heavily subsidised, with participants required to contribute a $400 fee. All course materials, meals, accommodation and course facilitation by an AIM/UWA facilitator are included. Participants will be required to take care of their own travel costs to and from the venue.

You can find more information about the Grass Roots Leadership Short Course in our information brochure, which you can download here:

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