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February 2015
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WELCOME to 2015

Let's hope it's a great one across the board, both business and pleasure, from the north to the south!
 
As with everyone else, our calendar is filling up fast. So far Partners in Grain WA have the following workshop opportunities available in February and March. 
 

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In 2014 PinG delivered training to more than 520 participants in WA.
Over 98% said they would recommend the training to other growers.

Being a Better Boss:
Employment Obligatio
ns (IR)
This is workshop is developed specifically for farm businesses.

 

 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS


Ravensthorpe - Wednesday 18 February

Kojonup - Monday 23 February

Borden - Tuesday 24 February

Beacon - Friday 27 February

Williams - Wednesday 18 March


The workshop runs from 8.45am – 3pm.
Min 8 farm businesses. Maximum 20 participants.
 
$165 (inc GST) for the first person from a farm business.
$110 (inc GST) for any other members of the same business.
(No discount for non-farm businesses)


This workshop has been designed specifically for farm businesses.
Those responsible for the admin (contracts, record keeping, wages, etc) of employees should attend.
Have your questions answered. Ensure you’re not putting your business at risk.


A workshop manual and catering are included in your registration.
 
For full details, see the flyer.

All registrations are taken online.

REGISTER NOW

 

Grower Feedback - Being a Better Boss: Employment Obligations 

Recommended by 100% of growers from the 8 workshops held in WA in 2014.

"Fantastic! Is a must for all grain growers / farmers"

"I was surprised at the different understanding of the requirements needed by employers. This is one of the best workshops that I have attended for some time. Well done."

"An outstanding presentation. Important information presented in an interesting and interactive manner. This information is vital for small farming businesses to protect themselves."

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Being a Better Boss:
Managing People (HR)
This is a new workshop, developed specifically for farm businesses. 


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS


Pingrup - Thursday 26 February

The workshop runs from 8.45am – 3pm.
Min 8 farm businesses. Maximum 20 participants.
 
$165 (inc GST) for the first person from a business.
$110 (inc GST) for any other members of the same business.
(no discount for non-farm businesses)

All members of the business who are involved with managing staff are encouraged to attend.
A workshop manual and catering are included in your registration.
 
For full details, see the flyer.

All registrations are taken online.

REGISTER NOW

 
         

Grower Feedback - Being a Better Boss: Managing People 

Recommended by 98% of growers from the 13 workshops held in WA in 2014.

Lots of useful tools – adaptable & I also learnt a better way to do things.” 

A very important day with a lot to learn” 

Fantastic day!” 
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Technology, Tablets & Tips:
Managing your business on the go**

** This is not a workshop for absolute beginners. It is expected that participants in this workshop will already own, and have a basic understanding of a smart phone or tablet, and its functions. It is aimed at people wishing to use their device for business & efficiency purposes. Participants will bring their own devices to the workshop.


 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 


Cunderdin - Thursday 12 March

Beacon - Friday 13 March - TENTATIVE


The workshop runs 8.45am – 3pm.
Min 8 farm businesses. Maximum 15 participants.
 
$165 (inc GST) for the first person from a business.
$110 (inc GST) for any other members of the same business.
(No discount for non-farm businesses)

A workshop manual and catering are included in your registration.

 
For full details, see the flyer.

All registrations are taken online. 

REGISTER NOW

 

 

Grower Feedback - Technology, Tablets & Tips: 

Recommended by 97% of growers from the 15 workshops held in WA in 2014.

"Broaden your view to running your business"

"Simplifies the use of large data and cloud using applications and their effectiveness"

"Interesting. tricky and probably need to know basics. Very interesting & amazing to see what is available"
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Farm Office Efficiencies:
More Organisation. Less Office Time.

Learn practical ways to set up and manage your farm office

with a fun day full of useful tips and information.
 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 
There are no workshops scheduled as yet.

If you would like to see this workshop run in your local area, please express an interest and register your details via our website

Min 8 farm businesses. Maximum 20 participants.

 
$165 (inc GST) for the first person from a business.
$110 (inc GST) for any other members of the same business.

A workshop manual and catering are included in your registration.


 
For full details, see the flyer.

All registrations are taken online. 
 

Grower Feedback - Farm Office Efficiencies 

Recommended by 100% of growers from the 6 workshops held in WA in 2014.

"Great workshop to help give you the courage and inspiration to make these changes."

"Very interesting and valuable to current farm business owners of for those just starting out."

"Small tips to put into practice straight away."

Introducing our WA Sub-Coordinator

Twelve months ago Julie Alvaro joined PinG's WA State Reference Group. This year she will become even more involved as she takes on the casual position of WA Sub Coordinator.
Jules farms at Merredin with her husband Pep, is an active community member and is also very involved with their local grower group AWWE.
Working alongside Erin, Jules will be helping to coordinate workshops throughout the state, making sure everything and everyone ends up in the right place at the right time. 
With Jules on board we should have the capacity in WA to capitalise on some of the workshops we are currently delivering by developing new projects, offering more training opportunities and support materials. 
Jules can be reached at wa2@partnersingrain.org.au 

Julie Alvaro (WA Sub Coordinator), Erin Green (WA Coordinator) and Nicole Batten (WA Chair) at PinG's National Face-2-Face meeting in NSW last year.
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What else could PinG be doing for you?

PinG is a not-for-profit organisation and our aim is to enable growers to access quality professional development opportunities that would otherwise not be available.
We don't compete with other training providers, we just try to fill the gap.
If there is something that you would like PinG to be offering, then please let us know. 
It doesn't need to be a workshop, we could also offer webinars, a larger conference, online forums or more support materials. Just ask and we will see what we can do.
 

Please contact the WA Coordinator with your ideas.

Thanks to our sponsors and partners...


In 2014 PinG delivered 42 workshops to more than 520 participants in WA.
 

Throughout the state the feedback from these events was extremely positive, with demand growing as word spread.
 
Thanks to our sponsors and partners, PinG WA was able to deliver as many workshops as were requested (and could fit in the calendar year).

In 2015 we hope to continue to offer as many opportunities as possible.
 

If you would like to see a workshop held in your town in 2015
please
request a workshop via our website.

 
 
                      
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Partners in Grain (PinG) is an Australia-wide not for profit organisation that aims to build the capacity of the West Australian grains industry by facilitating professional development opportunities for everyone within the on-farm business unit.
 
PinG was launched in 2001 and operates via reference groups. PinG has a project that is funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation. PinG is also sponsored by industry organisations.

 

 


PinG WA Coordinator:
Erin Green
Email: wa@partnersingrain.org.au
Phone: 0429 108 936 
Post: PO Box 27, Nabawa WA, 6532            

 

PinG WA Sub Coordinator:
Julie Alvaro
Email: wa@partnersingrain.org.au

 

State Reference Group:
Partners in Grain WA could not do what it does without the direction and support of the State Reference Group.

CHAIR - Nicole Batten, Yuna         
jjnjbatten@bigpond.com                    

Debrah Clarke, Lake Grace            Alison Cooke, Badgingarra           Hayley Wandel,Esperance

dclarke4@bigpond.com                   alicooke@bigpond.com                    mhwandel@bigpond.com


Julie Ramm, Dumbleyung              Bronwyn Fox, Dandaragan              Natalie Hogg, Williams
rammfarming@bigpond.com           bronwynfox@westnet.com.au             nathogg@hotmail.com 

Tracey Hobbs, Toodyay
tracehobbs@hotmail.com



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