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Applications open for 2023 Grass Roots Leadership Short Course

The CBH Group is pleased to announce applications are open for the 2023 Grass Roots Leadership Short Course.  

Delivered by the renowned Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and the University of WA Business School’s Executive Education, the highly regarded course is designed for people living and working in regional WA who want to develop their leadership skills and become a more effective, influential and engaging leader. 

Part of CBH’s Community Investment Fund, the short course is split into two, 2-day sessions scheduled for 27-28 March and 8-9 June 2023 running concurrently in Goomalling and Carnamah. 

Each year the short course alternates between port zones to provide as many growers as possible with the opportunity to build their leadership skills. 

Chief External Relations Officer, David Paton, encourages all growers to apply, particularly younger growers who are keen to learn how to lead others in their farming business.  

“The course is an invaluable learning and development opportunity that provides useful, practical knowledge and skills for people in grain growing communities,” Mr Paton said. 

“It is important to provide in-person leadership training to people in the regions and we’re excited to see that 2023 will bring the course to the most remote locations it has seen.” 

Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to explore authentic and resilient leadership, build the confidence and tools needed to communicate with influence, learn how to resolve conflicts, and explore strategies to engage others in change. 

2022 Albany participant Laura Cala from South Kumminin had a great time learning more about her leadership style and networking with other engaged leaders in the community. 

“The information presented by AIM WA was incredibly informative, relevant and valuable,” said Laura. 

“The course explored such interesting perspectives of leadership management; teaching participants to celebrate their strengths and develop a strong personal brand.” 

“I recommend this course to all members of our regional farming and business communities, thank you to CBH for such a great initiative.” 

The course is heavily subsidised by CBH, with all course materials, accommodation, meals, and course facilitation covered. Participants are required to contribute a $400 fee and cover their own travel costs.  

Applications are open until 15 January 2023. For more information visit