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Doing Things Differently

At our recent forum, Thea Wallace of the Ministry for Primary Industries and a PICA Advisory Group Member, facilitated a session featuring four different initiatives that address a different issue facing food & fibre. Each initiative was a powerful example of how doing things differently can have a big impact.

The initiatives

  • Rural Employee Support Hub (RESH)
    Jane Muir, Lead Advisor - People, Dairy NZ

  • Pickled! Gamification for Health & Safety
    Raewyn Baldwin, Principal Advisor - Education; & Kylie Agnew, Advisor - Digital Channels, WorkSafe

  • Beef + Lamb New Zealand Generation Next Programme 
    Olivia Ross, Extension Manager Southern South Island, Beef + Lamb New Zealand

  • Tāne Mahuta Learn While You Earn Kaupapa Māori 
    Tāne Cook, Pou Matua - Inaugural CEO, Tāne Mahuta

What our delegates said

“I always get a kick out of learning about other people’s ideas. It was inspiring to see so many passionate people doing different and practical things to help our sectors thrive.

— Thea Wallace, Ministry for Primary Industries

“I learned about the many bespoke training and upskilling options out there.”

— PICA 2021 Forum Delegate

“Great examples of initiatives to future proof our sector. I enjoyed seeing how other organisations are using different approaches – websites, apps, learning environments – to appeal to different generations, different learning styles and different needs.”

— Olivia Ross, Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Learn more

To find out more, check out the speakers' different initiatives.