"It’s a privilege, not a right, that people chose to work for us. Its our duty to serve them well."

A wide range of programmes and initiatives are available in our food & fibre sectors to help you create a great workplace. 

If you have a programme relevant to any food & fibre sector and would like it included on this page, please email info@growingnz.org.nz.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that information is current and correct. Please contact the appropriate programme provider as details change frequently.

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand Generation Next Programme

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Generation Next nurtures, assists and encourages the current and future farmers within the sheep and beef sector. For those aspiring to lead, manag...

Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture

Business Central

This half-day course will teach employees how to identify negative behaviour and learn practical steps to tackle these issues. Participants will de...


DairyNZ-approved consultants

LEAN management is an approach to running a business that focuses on continuous improvement through streamlining processes to eliminate wasted time...

Good Boss


GoodBoss is an informal self-assessment tool to rate yourself as a boss. An honest assessment lets participants identify areas where they can impro...

Make Time For Your People

Dairy Women's Network

People are at the epicentre of farm businesses, and ensuring employers and employees have strong relationships and a good work-life balance is key ...

People and Team Leadership Programme

The Southern Primary Sector Workforce Action Group

The People and Team Leadership programme enables participants to build confidence and capability with HR tools that can make a real difference to t...

Primary Industries Good Employer Awards

Ministry for Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ annual Good Employer Awards are a celebration of the great workplaces created in the food and fibre sectors. ...

Safetree Leadership Workshops

Forest Industry Safety Council

The Safetree Leadership Workshops support the development of people in the forest industry and other parts of the primary sector. It’s all about de...

Safetree Toroawhi

Forest Industry Safety Council

Toroawhi, meaning ‘together we create change’, are roving worker engagement champions who coach and mentor forestry crews on-site on certification,...

Wairarapa - Growing People from Good to Great

Wairarapa Primary Skills Group

Wairarapa - Growing People from Good to Great is a regionally-focused programme of workshops and mentoring, bringing together businesses from acros...

Waste Hunt


Waste Hunt is a programme of tips and activities to help improve operational efficiency by identifying and addressing things that cause waste every...

Workplace 360


Workplace360 is a work environment and leadership assessment tool, designed to help participants be the proud owner of a great workplace. The in-de...