2024 Programmes

AWDT’s research-based programmes equip women and men with the mindsets, skills and connections to create positive change – encouraging technology uptake, motivating others, building businesses, connecting and collaborating.

It’s all about YOU

A two-day development programme for women to explore values, strengths, goals and experiences.
Break away from routine, reconnect with yourself and explore new possibilities for positive change in your life.

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A 10-month programme combining best-in-class leadership, governance and personal development with practical application.  Blended learning, executive coaching, and support and inspiration from established leaders.

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Next Level

A six-month leadership and governance programme for women.
Break through barriers to find courage, develop a leaders mindset, build you ability to influence and connect with like-minded women.

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Wāhine o te Whenua

A six-month wāhine-led programme incorporating matauranga Māori principles, values and experiences to empower, equip and support wāhine Māori to lead in influential roles.

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Adverse weather programmes:

YOU Matter

A four-part (face-to-face and online) programme for women affected by severe weather in 2023. Pause, re-energise and build the mindset, tools and goals for recovery.

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Know your mindset.
Lead the recovery

A two-part online programme for men and women supporting their families, farms or communities affected by severe weather.

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Past programmes

AWDT has a number of programmes not currently scheduled – you can register your interest for these below and we will be in touch when dates and locations are set.

Understanding Your Farming Business

Understanding Your Farming Business (UYFB) equips women in the sheep, beef and dairy sectors with the skills and confidence to fully participate in their farming business.

Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua

Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua (UYFB) engages Māori women as critical farming partners by building business knowledge, skills and confidence.

Know your Mindset. Do what Matters

‘Know your Mindset. Do what Matters’ is a short, practical wellbeing programme designed specifically for rural women and men.  

Know your Mindset. Lead what Matters

Designed for men and women leading others across farms, orchards, agribusinesses and rural professional services – you’ll connect with others to face common leadership wellbeing issues together.

Future Focus

Future Focus is about putting your shared goals & vision at the top of the to-do list for a change.  A chance to step back from the daily grind, get the big stuff down on paper and make your future feel real, together.

Our Resilient Farming Business

Our Resilient Farming Business is a chance for you to take time out to work purely on your business instead of in your business – sharing the load together.

Generation Change

A one-day workshop and mentoring programme preparing young women to make an impact in food & fibre.

Strategic Partners

Programme Partners