Leadership is Language with best selling author and leadership coach Michael Bungay Stanier

In this episode of Leadership is Language internationally-acclaimed leadership coach Michael Bungay Stanier sits down with Young Farming Champion Lucy Collingridge to discuss drama triangles, sheep and the power of curiosity.

Key Messages

  • When you ask a question be genuinely interested in the answer
  • Beware of the dysfunctional Dreaded Drama Triangle
  • Narrow the problem down – you can’t boil the ocean

Pull Quote

“What happens with your expertise? It cloaks curiosity, ….. I know a whole bunch of stuff, but what if I didn’t, what if I was naïve to this, if I had to start again?”

 About Michael

Michael Bungay Stanier is an internationally recognised leadership coach with his book The Coaching Habit selling over 700,000 copies and receiving over 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. In 2019, he was named the #1 thought leader in coaching, and was shortlisted for the coaching prize by Thinkers50, the “Oscars of management”.

Michael is also the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations transform from advice-driven to curiosity-led. He left Australia nearly 30 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

His latest book is The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever.

Connect with Michael:           LinkedIn and Twitter 

About Lucy

Lucy Collingridge is a biosecurity officer with the North West Local Land Services, based in Narrabri. She is primarily focused on vertebrate pest animal management and is involved in the implementation of the North West Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan, emergency management responses and assisting groups with funding applications.

Lucy is a passionate Young Farming Champion and has an extensive resume volunteering with community groups and agricultural shows.

Want to know more?

Box of Crayons: https://boxofcrayons.com

MBS Works:  https://www.mbs.works/

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership is Language with CEO of Austral Fisheries David Carter

In this episode of Leadership is Language global fisheries champion David Carter sits down with Dione Howard to talk about the lessons agriculture can learn from the fishing industry – and it’s perceived adversaries.

Key Messages

  • You can find common ground with perceived adversaries
  • In the next 30 years agriculture has got to step up – and that’s an exciting opportunity
  • Relentless curiosity will be one of the great gifts
  • Have courage to pursue goals, which might not necessarily be the norm for your industry.

 Pull Quote

“In the fiery furnace of that journey [transitioning fisheries], you learn the art of compromise, of respect for the other party, and a listening for their concerns; and then a capacity to recognize that it was all about progress and a shared vision.”

About David

David Carter has worked his entire career at Austral Fisheries and its predecessors. Graduating from Melbourne University in 1978 with a degree in Marine Science, David saw an opportunity to enter the fishing industry and began working as a deckhand on a prawn trawler off the coast of Darwin. This was the beginning of what has been a 40-year career in the fishing industry.

 

In 2016, David led Austral in taking the next step along its sustainability journey, with Austral Fisheries becoming the first seafood company in the world to achieve carbon neutral certification under the Australian Government Carbon Neutral Program.

 

David was inducted into the National Seafood Industry Hall of Fame in 2012 in recognition of his significant contribution to the Australian seafood industry, and in 2020 David received the Marine Stewardship Council’s Lifetime Achievement award.

Connect with David:   LinkedIn  and Twitter 

Connect with Austral Fisheries on the web on Twitter  On Instagram On  Facebook 

About Dione

Dione is a District Veterinarian with Riverina Local Land Services based in Wagga Wagga, NSW. She has been an active member of the Youth Voices Leadership Team since its inception in 2018; holding the position of Mentor Leader and Innovation Leader.  In 2020 she took the step in her leadership journey on the Executive of YVLT as Vice Chair.

Dione’s seat on the YVLT Executive and the Picture You in Agriculture Board is enhanced by her completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors Course, which she undertook in conjunction with her role as Wool Producer’s Youth Ambassador in 2019.

Connect with Dione:   LinkedIn  and   Twitter 

Want to know more?

Read about the Sea Shepherd’s encounter with Thunder, a known illegal fishing vessel, on Dec. 17, 2014, in the Southern Ocean. The Thunder’s crew was using gill nets to catch Patagonian Toothfish in a protected marine area regulated by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.

 

 

Leadership is Language with Monique White sharing how farmers can share the water story with the wider community

In this episode of Leadership is Language  the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s Monique White sits down with Young Farming Champion Dione Howard to discuss how best to share the water story.

Key Messages

  • Do your research before engaging, and then listen to your audience
  • Identify common ground and explain why there may be differences
  • Connect with hearts and minds, not just facts

 Pull Quote

“We have to try and identify our common ground, but also explain why there’s difference, and, particularly for the Murray-Darling Basin authority, that’s often about the greater good of the whole basin, and at times that means some areas of the community will have negative impacts. We need to acknowledge that.”

 

About Monique

Monique White is an agricultural scientist and consultant who has specialised in the implementation of change and environmental management and sustainability programs on farm, within industry and in the community. Monique works with people who want to make a profitable income from the land while also leaving it in a better condition for future generations. Monique is currently an assistant director in the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s engagement team based in Murray Bridge in South Australia.

Prior to MBDA Monique worked with the South Australian dairy industry as a NRM (natural resource management) technical specialist and was the project manager for Dairy Australia’s Smarter Irrigation for Profit program.

Connect with Monique:          LinkedIn and  Twitter 

About Dione

Dione is a District Veterinarian with Riverina Local Land Services based in Wagga Wagga, NSW. She has been an active member of the Youth Voices Leadership Team since its inception in 2018; holding the position of Mentor Leader and Innovation Leader.  In 2020 she took the step in her leadership journey on the Executive of YVLT as Vice Chair.

Dione’s seat on the YVLT Executive and the Picture You in Agriculture Board is enhanced by her completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors Course, which she undertook in conjunction with her role as Wool Producer’s Youth Ambassador in 2019.

Connect with Dione:   LinkedIn   and  Twitter 

Want to know more?

Read more about how the Murray-Darling Basin Authority is working towards healthy waterways here: 

 

 

 

Leadership is Language with your host Meg Rice interviewing OzHarvest FEAST Education Manager Amelia Berner

Kicking off the second series of our Leadership is Language conversations is Amelia Berner from OzHarvest who sits down with Young Farming Champion Meg Rice to discuss the importance of valuing food – because wasting food wastes everything.

Key Messages

  • In Australia over 7.3 million tonnes of food ends up in landfill each year. One third of this food waste comes from the home.
  • Lessons given to students in the classroom will make big differences in the home and community.
  • Changemakers find joy in finding and following their purpose

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Pull Quote

“It’s important to teach kids how the food gets to their plate and all the resources used to produce that food from water to land to the farmers love and care …… We need to change the way we look at food.”

 About Amelia

Amelia Berner is the Food Education and Sustainability Training (FEAST) Program National Manager at OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation. Amelia’s passion for nutrition and environmental education stems from a decade of experience as a Food Technology teacher and working as a practicing nutritionist. This wealth of experience has enabled her to develop the FEAST education program, which combines nutrition, food waste, and sustainability in a curriculum-ready package for Australian schools. Amelia believes education and access to healthy food choices bring a connection to our community, affects our short and long term physical health and contributes to a sustainable future.

Connect with Amelia:    LinkedIn 

Follow OzHarvest: Twitter and Instagram and Facebook 

About Meg

Meg Rice is a Graduate Policy Officer at the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in Canberra. She is also a passionate Young Farming Champion and credits the program with giving her the skills to have insightful conversations with current and future leaders within the agricultural industry. Meg further employs these skills as the Innovation Hub Representative for the PYiA Youth Voices Leadership Team.

Connect with Meg:     LinkedIn    and     Twitter

About OzHarvest

OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1300 charities supporting people in need across the country.

Want to know more about FEAST?

Read all about FEAST and register your school here

Follow the OzHarvest Education on Twitter

 

 

 

 

Leadership is Language with host Hannah Hawker and Guest Graham Smith

In today’s review of our Leadership is Language webinar interviews Graham Smith, Australian Rural Leadership Program Manager, sits down with Young Farming Champion Hannah Hawker to discuss the importance of throwing out stereotypes and misconceptions when it comes to leadership and language.

Key Messages

  • Language is spoken language, body language and listening
  • Pay attention to how you feel when communicating
  • Think positively, think strategically and act in an adaptive, authentic way

 Pull Quote

“….leadership really is a series of processes. It’s not a product or an output or an outcome .. and if you dig down into that, more often than not, communication will come up as the most important process in leadership.”

 out Graham

Graham Smith coordinates the Australian Rural Leadership Program and his deep roots in the non-urban landscape of Australia stem from an upbringing in Barraba in northern NSW.

He has career has included positions with the Australian Public Service and CSIRO, General Manager of Questacon and secondary teaching. His public sector work has been recognised by an Australia Day Medallion and Australian Public Service departmental award for leadership.

Graham has a committed professional interest in Indonesia and its fast developing economic and cultural relationships with Australia. These relationships extend to his leadership development with ARLP.

Connect with Graham:  LinkedIn and Twitter

About Hannah

Hannah is an enthusiastic farmer’s daughter from Central West NSW where she has returned to continue her teaching career, delighting in the opportunity to share knowledge with secondary students. These two passions are consolidated through her involvement in local and state level agricultural shows; behind the scenes organisation, as a competitor and on the microphone as an MC and ring announcer. Completing her term as President, Hannah is now sitting on the board as Executive Advisor for ASC of NSW Next Generation where she assists in the continuation of skill development opportunities for young agriculturalists. Hannah is a 2013 Young Farming Champion Alumni, who represented the red meat industry

Connect with Hannah:    LinkedIn and  Twitter

About Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1992 with the aim to develop leaders for rural, regional and remote Australia. The Foundation runs a series of leadership courses including the flagship Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP).

 

 

 

 

Meet Ishaya Usman Gadzama who has journeyed from Africa to Australia to seek every opportunity, open every door, give back and pay forward 

In partnership with Corteva Agriscience we invited emerging leaders in the agriculture sector to share with us what drives them. We also asked them to tells us if they had a magic wand what would they change in the agriculture sector.

Today we share with you Ishaya Usman Gadzama’s story. Ishaya grew up in  Sub-Saharan Africa and witnessed children dying of malnutrition first hand. His aspiration is to fight hunger and improve people’s lives through the provision of safe, affordable, nutritious food for all. This challenged him  to ensure best practice animal well being. Ishaya is currently studying a PhD at the University of New England investigating  Animal Behaviour and Welfare.

Ishaya shares with us:

  • Seeing food insecurity first-hand has been a driver to study agriculture
  • Young people can be effective mentors for other young people
  • Seek every opportunity, open every door, give back and pay forward

This is Ishaya story …..

As a young child growing up in Sub-Saharan Africa, I followed my parents to our family farm, but at that period I thought I was being punished until one day while resting under one of the Mango trees I observed an ant after coming across a ‘food’ it immediately went and call the others and they came and took the food to their home. This behaviour made me become inquisitive about living things.

Going into high school I already knew where my heart was at, so I studied more of Biology, Agriculture and Chemistry and these courses laid the bedrock of my knowledge in the field of Biological Sciences as my best grades came under these courses.

My enthusiasm for agriculture continued to grow as I witnessed how children in my community die of severe malnutrition such as kwashiorkor and marasmus due to inadequate or poor access to high-quality food. For years, I asked myself what if I was in their shoes? In addition, the United Nations projected the world population to reach 9.8 billion in 2050. There is therefore the need for an increased effort towards food production – growing more grains, fruits and vegetables, raising more livestock, harvesting more fish and collecting more eggs and milk. These ignited a deep passion within me to seek a profession in agriculture to contribute to finding lasting solution to food insecurity issues and to make sure people have regular access to high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Motivated by the passion to improve food production, I proceeded to the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria in search of world-class education to study Agriculture for a Bachelor Degree. It was there that I was nurtured and taught by elite lecturers with international experience in both practical and theoretical courses in crop and animal production, agricultural economics, and biotechnology.

I believe the only way we can feed approximately 10 billion people by 2050 is if food production becomes much more sustainable and governments  need to take action. I joined the services of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in June 2014 working as a Research Fellow at the National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, where I supervised undergraduate field practicals, carried out on-farm training of staff and farmers in feed formulation; contributed in on-farm animal-based research studies and field surveys and advised the government through NAPRI reports.

As a staff-in-training (SIT), I obtained theoretical knowledge and practical training over the course of two years studying for a Master’s degree in Animal Science and I shared my research findings with different stakeholders at national and international seminars and conferences, and through publications.

I am driven by curiosity to learn and I like to apply scientific knowledge in a societal context. In February 2019, I was appointed as a next generation Social Media Ambassador for Global Food Security Symposium at the Chicago Council for Global Affairs. I am involved in several volunteering activities such as the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), Grooming Leaders for Agriculture (GLA) and FarmCoach Agro-Services, through which I acquired a solid experience in mentoring which had positively impacted the lives of young people. I have been supporting young agricultural students in their personal and professional development to become excellent young professionals who can effectively contribute to food security, food safety and sustainability. Currently, I am mentoring 17 young people sharing my knowledge and inspiring them to take careers in the agriculture sector to contribute in feeding about 10 billion people by 2050.

As a result, I received an Award for my outstanding leadership and valuable contribution to the development of the Agriculture sector in Nigeria and also for my service as a mentor in the ongoing Grooming Leaders for Agriculture (GLA – seniors programme). My commitment to motivate people and communities towards a positive change was rewarded by winning a merit and experience-based award (the Marshal Papworth scholarships) to study an MSc in Agricultural Sciences and Production Systems at Harper Adams University in the UK and in February 2020, I was also nominated for a Chevening Scholarship in the UK.

Furthermore, I won the prestigious Netherlands Fellowship Programme (now Orange Knowledge Programme) where I was trained by world’s leading experts at Aeres TCI in Animal Feed formulation and production. This gave me the privilege to establish professional networks with resource persons working in the poultry, pig and feed processing industries.

Doggedness and a search for knowledge have always been my strong points, perhaps this explains why I was awarded the University of New England International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA) scholarship for a 3 years PhD programme in Animal Science and I also won the UNE International Accommodation Scholarship.

My passion, ideas and commitment to provide the solutions and leadership needed to improve people’s life through agriculture right from childhood made me to volunteer as one of UNE’s International Students’ Ambassador; leveraging the UNEBuddy online platform, interacting with potential students online sharing my experience and engaging in discussion on UNE’s innovative research culture, and answering questions related to teaching and research in UNE. This concretize my selection as UNE HDR Representative in the Department of Animal Science, where I am identifying the research needs of HDR students, contributing in discussions supporting the strategic plans of the Faculty of Agriculture and advancing the capabilities of Ag students.

I love so much agriculture related courses and I took some online trainings offered by Coursera and I was awarded financial assistance which earned me certificates in Dairy Production and Management, Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Chicken Behaviour and Welfare, Sustainable Food Production through Livestock Health Management and How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper.

Aside from academics, I love giving back to the community so I was featured in study international  and ABC New England North West  radio interview and online

My aspiration to fight hunger and improve people’s lives through the provision of quality-food, challenged me to delve into the area of improving animal welfare. I was awarded a PhD project in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at UNE which is being funded by AgriFutures Australia. There is an increasing demand for meat chickens produced in a free-range system in Australia. This recent increase has been largely driven by the perception that free-range chicken meat is a welfare friendly product.  My research aimed at motivating meat chickens to access the outdoor environment and we hypothesised that this will improve their health, welfare and meat quality.

I am also running for the position of Student Representative to represent UNE students in the UNE Council and to contribute effectively and ethically to strategic decision-making for the sustainable development of agriculture and to ensure students’ interests and voices are heard.

 

 

Leadership is Language with Host Kirsty White and Guest Rebel Black

In this week’s Leadership is Language review human agronomist Rebel Black sits down with Kirsty White to discuss what leadership means to her and why she thinks, at the end of the day, life is a game to be played.

Key Messages

  • Leadership is being my best, blooming where I am
  • We’re all leaders but great leadership requires a high level of personal responsibility.
  • Inspiration and leadership education is right there in front of us, we just need to open our eyes to see it.
  • Leadership and learning is a lifelong journey

 Pull Quote

“…..I think leadership, great leadership requires a high level of personal responsibility, and that’s a very challenging thing to do. It’s much easier for us to blame the outside world for the things that are going on in our lives or in the lives of the people that we care about. True leadership, I believe is a hundred percent self-responsibility, which then enables you to navigate through life in a more easeful way,….”

 About Rebel

Rebel describes herself as a human agronomist with a mission to bloom where she is planted. She is passionate about connecting rural women and is both inspiring to, and inspired by, them. In 2015 Rebel launched THE Rural Woman – an online community offering programs, training and support.

In 2018 THE Seed Scheme was introduced, a project to enable 700 women-led online micro-enterprises in rural and regional Australia through strategic and aligned partnerships with business, government and philanthropists.

Rebel is many things – mentor, speaker, coach, consultant; all borne from her natural gift of communication and her belief in personal responsibility.

Connect with Rebel:   LinkedIn  and  Twitter

About Kirsty

Kirsty is a dynamic farmer, mother and business operator from Bald Blair Angus Stud in northern NSW, with a passion for connecting and empowering the rural women in her community. With a background in business, office management and politics she brings a suite of varied skills to all she undertakes.

Connect with Kirsty: LinkedIn  and   Twitter 

 Want to know more?

THE Rural Woman     www.theruralwoman.com

THE Seed Scheme            www.theseedscheme.com.au

 

Leadership is Language – with Host Emma Ayliffe and Guest Sally Murfett

In this episode of Leadership is Language Sally Murfet sits down with Emma Ayliffe to discuss succession planning and the communication styles, generational drivers and relationship dynamics that can make succession a smoother and more productive process.

Key Messages

  • some of the hardest conversations are the most important conversations to have
  • ask yourself what is the pay-off for not having the difficult conversations
  • understand communication styles, relationship dynamics and generational drivers
  • PART – people, approach, relationships and timing

Pull Quote

“…. nothing happens without relationship and communication. If you can’t get this part right, nothing else is going to happen along the way. So invest in this process. Invest in yourself so that you can sit at the table and have these conversations that are going to get great outcomes for yourself and great outcomes for the family.”

 About Sally

Born onto a farm on the northwest coast of Tasmania, Sally Murfet has a life-time of agricultural and people management skills. She has worked on dairy farms and in rural service businesses, managed Cattle Country magazine, been a rural property specialist and auctioneer with Elders and a project officer for industry groups. Sally brings these skills to the fore in her business Inspire AG as a human resources strategist, project manager, facilitator and thought leader.

Sally was recognised for her commitment to agriculture as the 2019 Rural Consultant of the Year. She believes “a good boss lights a fire inside people, not under them!”

Connect with Sally:    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sallymurfet/

Twitter @inspireAgAus

About Emma

Young Farming Champion and chair of the Youth Voices Leadership Team, Emma Ayliffe is a passionate and committed agronomist. She is co-owner of agricultural consultancy Summit Ag and this year launched the app Yacker in order to create real conversations amongst farmers.

Connect with Emma: LinkedIn  and  Twitter @em_ayliffe

About Inspire AG

Inspire AG was established to support the agri sector to embrace the power of people and culture. Inspire AG works with clients to identify how people can be the driving force to improve business productivity, performance and profit through human capital.

#LeadershipisLanguage #YouthinAg #SuccessionPlanning

 

 

 

Meet Renae Kretchmer who became a farmer to be a cultivator of life and a steward of the land

 In partnership with Corteva Agriscience we invited young people in agriculture to share with us their journey to a career in the agriculture sector. We asked them to show us what they stood for and if they could wave a magic wand what would they change

 Today we begin the series with Renae Kretchmer story who is jointly celebrating her 21st birthday and the release of her Heywire video.

Renae shares with us

  • the strength of country communities, especially in times of need
  • farmers are some of the most driven, intelligent, innovative and resourceful scientists you will ever meet
  • showing young people that exciting young people are farming  will encourage a younger generation to become involved with agriculture
  • agriculture is sustainable, regenerative and innovative

Meet Renae Kretchmer

For those who don’t know farming, there are things that fill your heart with joy; like springing out of bed on a frosty morning as if it’s Christmas to check for newborn lambs, even when it’s too cold for the motorbike to start. Or, sitting out on the deck after a hard days’ work, looking across the land and knowing you’re truly doing good. It is having the satisfaction when a new species of native bird decides to call the farm home, or the delight in raising chickens totally free-range. It is having the opportunity to put your heart in what you do

As a kid I was asked; ‘what do you want to become?’

It was simple: A farmer.

Do the pictures you see of old bloke with a pitchfork scare our youth away from such a rewarding and fulfilling career in agriculture? Is this stereotype masking the fact that farmers are actually some of the most driven, intelligent, innovative and resourceful scientists you will ever meet?

Despite the perception an A-grade student may not be perceived to ‘want to be a farmer’. I was proud to answer the question?

I wanted to be part of the new generation that you saw when you googled “Farmer”

For me it has always been easy to see; farmers are cultivators of life, they feed the world, are true stewards of the land and perhaps have the most important job out there. But they are constantly combatting this ‘farmer misconception’, and that must be changed. I want all young people like me to have the confidence to say with pride that she wants to be a farmer and to feel they have made a valued choice. For her to have the opportunities to cultivate that spark of interest into something amazing.

Farming is unlimited opportunities to marvel at nature; to experience wholeheartedly the joys each new season brings. To be at the mercy of the weather but still have profound faith. To pray for rain and then dance when it’s bucketing down.

My dream is to be a regenerative, ethical, diverse and pasture-raised farmer and to inspire others to peruse this profound career .

And here is a fact: we need farmers and we need people who support farmers to do what they do.

Too often we are reminded that the average age of a farmer is almost 60. For me I see a whole generation of innovative youth excited to take part in the progression towards a sustainable and regenerative agricultural career.

Watch Renae’s beautiful bitter sweet Heywire story here

 

It would be a great honour to support Sir Ken Robinson’s legacy

Sir Ken Robinson (1950 – 2020) was the most watched speaker in TED’s history, with his 2006 talk ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ being viewed online over 60 million times and seen by an estimated 380 million people in 160 countries.

He was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s ‘Principal Voices’; acclaimed by Fast Company magazine as one of ‘the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation’ and ranked in the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thinkers. Source

He was a man who will always inspire. His vision to unlock the creative energy of people and organisations inspires the Picture You in Agriculture team

in this video filmed in May 2020 Sir Ken says

Human beings are like the rest of life on earth, we flourish under certain conditions and we wither in other circumstances.

The other parallel is sustainble agricultural systems based on cultivating the soil, this is also true of our communities in our cities, in our neighborhoods, in our schools. That people flourish when the culture is right. Great teachers, great principals, great school systems understand that you don’t make a successful education system based on driving people through pointless systems of tests and output and data driven hurdles.

The way you get people to flourish, is by recognizing their individuality. The great diversity and depth of people’s talents of children from every age are full of boundless possibilities.

You do that by creating a mixed culture in schools. One that values the sciences, the arts, technology, that values individual talent, the driving force of individual passions. In other words, successful schools don’t focus on output, they focus on culture in the same way the sustainable farmers focus on the soil.

You get the culture right, everything else takes care of itself. That  means a culture of compassion, of collaboration, of empathy, and of the value of individuals and the necessity of our social lives thriving through our joint participation.

At Picture You in Agriculture  we are delivering sustainability education programs through the lens of agriculture

The Archibull Prize and Kreative Koalas -Design a Bright Future Challenge are connecting learning to:

  • Real world issues
  • Real world people
  • What young people value

Our programs are linked to all the key learning areas in the Australian curriculum as well as the general capabilities (employability skills) and the three cross curriculum priorities.

The programs also helps deliver the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration goals

In the process we are giving students agency and a voice

and thank you to the ABC  Behind the News for supporting Kreative Koalas Kids at Caragabal Public School to amplify their voices

We agree with Sir Ken. We have found young people love to learn. They have values we can all aspire to, they are deeply curious creatures, highly creative, deeply compassionate, and highly collaborative.

Visit our Kreative Koalas Changemakers page to be inspired

We are showing we can reinvent school, we can revitalize learning, and we can reignite the creative compassion of our communities if we think differently when we try to go back to normal.

COVID19 has been challenging for our funding model and we look forward to coming out on the other side to a joint vision for a bright future. It would be great honour to support Sir Ken Robinson deliver his legacy